A Deloitte survey of CFOs says that nearly half are facing serious supply chain disruptions. They all want to move away from a China-centric model. But will their new “supply chain resilience” push mean nothing for U.S. manufacturing, everything from Southeas Asia and Mexico?
Defense Authorization: House Armed Services Committee ‘Buy American’ Debate Shows Some Still Believe Americans Make Things
The recent and ongoing National Defense Authorization Act was an emotional debate over Buy America provisions. Where do our Congressional leaders come down on this issue? Do local manufacturers have any allies in Washington?
Thanks to currencies worth peanuts, and weak environmental rules, China has turned three SE Asian nations into their solar-making vassal states. The 20% tariff against them is not enough. Here’s what Washington needs to do if it wants a domestic solar industry.
School bus manufacturers are domestic. The Senate infrastructure bill gives them $5 billion to build non-diesel buses, but it falls far short of what the industry wanted in order to crank up the volume and reduce subsidy dependence.
Another positive in the Senate’s recently passed $550 billion infrastructure bill: finding, and producing, more of the minerals that will power a post-fossil fuel economy. If not done fast, the U.S. will be wholly dependent on foreign sources of energy materials.
Senate Infrastructure: The ‘Build America, Buy America Act’ Stresses “Commonsense” Preference for US Products, Companies and Workers
We looked closer at the new Senate infrastructure bill. Title IX Build America, Buy America would be a big win for President Biden. And, potentially, for U.S. manufacturing and reshoring.
The Senate’s huge infrastructure bill includes provisions that turn the focus on domestic producers of everything from steel to personal protection equipment. The bill also calls for a review of trade agreements, including our relationship with the WTO. Here’s what we like so far.
Tony Blinken Says National Security is Economic Security, But Biden Administration Faces Major Obstacles
Secretary of State Blinken says national security and economic security go hand in hand. But the U.S. Chamber of Commerce believes that outsourcing economic might to Asia is just as important.
Wellborn Cabinets is investing in the future thanks to an anti-dumping charge against Chinese cabinetry. Now they’re thriving. Their latest factory upgrade focused on American-made parts to support local supply chains, not just foreign ones.
A House Select Committee on Climate hearing looked at climate change policies and economic growth. They focused mostly on tax incentives and federal loans. But big OEMs like Ford may still ‘go green’ elsewhere. Here’s why.