FOCUS
MANUFACTURING
Is There
Light
at the End
of the
Tunnel?
6 INDUSTRY TODAY
HEN IT COMES TO THE
manufacturing industry,
the United States some-
times seems like a lem-
ming headed for the cliff – compelled to
the edge by self-imposed (even self-de-
structive) regulations that hinder global
competitiveness.
That’s the essence of the message re-
cently delivered by Jay Timmons, presi-
dent and CEO of the non-partisan National
Association of Manufacturers (NAM).
“What’s happening even now – and
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FOCUS
MANUFACTURING
Yes, but it’s qualified.
A recent Washington DC
event – about the state of
US manufacturing –
provided hope, but
speakers pointed out the
sector-debilitating issues
that need to be
immediately addressed.
Once these are
effectively dealt with,
then – maybe – the US will
experience the highly
touted “manufacturing
renaissance.”
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