Manufacturing,

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

Presenting the Opportunities the Shale Boom Offers

Outreach is a critical area for trade associations to ensure that individuals understand what the association does, what industries it represents and how it impacts them directly. Part of my role at AFPM includes educating people about how thousands of...

/ September 26, 2014

Rock On – Turning Energy Into Opportunity

Remember in the 1990s when the tech boom was driving job growth and wealth creation? Pundits referred to it as the “Rock ‘n Roll” economy. Well, guess what? That was the old tech. We’re the new tech. Fracking and other...

/ September 9, 2014