Manufacturing,

Shale on a Plane: the importance of petrochemicals in airplanes

My inner geek comes out at surprising times. I recently found myself on a commercial flight going to Houston for a panel discussion on shale development and how it is changing American manufacturing. We are in the beginning phases of...

/ December 8, 2014

Obama’s Folly: Part I – Crouching President, Hidden Chinese Dragon

President Obama’s “landmark” climate (non)deal with China has attracted much attention over the last few weeks, particularly in regards to what the agreement means for this week’s climate meeting in Lima and the prospects of a United Nations greenhouse gas...

/ December 4, 2014

The Jones Act – Backward Thinking

It’s 1920. Warren G. Harding was nominated by the Republican Party for President. We were five years removed from the sinking of the Lusitania, two years removed from WWI and the reign of Kaiser Wilhelm II, and Edith Bolling Galt...

/ October 14, 2014

Manufacturing Day 2014: Celebrate American Manufacturing

When you think of manufacturing, what types of facilities come to mind? Today manufacturers across the country will open their doors to the public during Manufacturing Day, a coordinated effort to educate and highlight the role of high-tech, modern manufacturing...

/ October 3, 2014