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Walmart’s ‘national’ US Manufacturing summit could have used more ‘local’ business

Reposted from Company Week ******* Walmart’s ‘national’ US Manufacturing summit could have used more ‘local’ business  Chris Fagnant | August 19, 2014 | Company Week Our company, Qualtek, is a Colorado Springs-based metal manufacturer specializing in press stamping, metal finishing, and heat treating processes with customers and suppliers along the…

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Five Tests Walmart Must Pass to Show Its ‘Made in America’ Street Cred

Reposted from The Huffington Post ********* Five Tests Walmart Must Pass to Show Its ‘Made in America’ Street Cred Scott Paul | August 13, 2014 | Huff Post “Since last year I’ve been making the rounds talking to just about anyone who’ll listen about this opportunity to re-establish a manufacturing…

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Senate Buy America bill introduced: Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM) statement

Reposted from the AAM blog ***** The Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM) today expressed strong support for S.2737, the Invest in American Jobs Act of 2014, introduced by Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH).  The bill would improve Buy America preferences for federally-funded infrastructure projects by closing loopholes, increasing transparency, and extending coverage…

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Walmart Is Giving Priority To U.S. Manufacturers Who Hire American Workers; CEO Bill Simon Says Reviving Industry Is Essential For Walmart’s Success

Reposted from Manufacturing & Technology News *********** Walmart Is Giving Priority To U.S. Manufacturers Who Hire American Workers; CEO Bill Simon Says Reviving Industry Is Essential For Walmart’s Success Richard A. McCormack | July 31, 2014 | M&T News Walmart is accelerating its program to purchase billions of dollars of…

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“Buy American” – Real or Window Dressing?

The following is an Op-Ed article by William D. Feniger, Universal Metals, LLC “Buy American” – Real or Window Dressing? There is a lot of big talk, flag waving and hot air being thrown about in the United States today relating to “Buy American.” In reality, the game is to…

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Why Are We Importing Our Own Fish?

Reposted from The New York Times ************** Why Are We Importing Our Own Fish? Paul Greenberg | June 20, 2014 | NY Times IN 1982 a Chinese aquaculture scientist named Fusui Zhang journeyed to Martha’s Vineyard in search of scallops. The New England bay scallop had recently been domesticated, and…

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You can leave a comment: Buy American waiver sought for highway vehicles

Under current Buy America laws, infrastructure projects paid for with federal money must purchase goods that are US-made.  This language is in the 2009 Obama stimulus bill. There is, however, a provision allowing waiver in certain circumstances, for example if the US-made goods can’t be found or are prohibitively expensive. A Buy…

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They’re debating this right now.

We want thousands of emails going into the Senate. Because we can defund government trade negotiators’ attack on Buy American laws in trade negotiations. We won last week. A House appropriations bill passed cuts off funding for government negotiators trying to undermine “Buy American” laws. The Senate bill on the…

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House-Passed Bill Could Block USTR From Negotiating On Procurement

Reposted from Inside U.S. Trade.  Inside U.S. Trade is subscription only, so only part of the article is posted here. ***** House-Passed Bill Could Block USTR From Negotiating On Procurement June 6, 2014  |  Inside U.S. Trade The House late last week passed a bill funding federal trade agencies after…

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We won in the House. Now for the Senate.

We had another win last week. I’m asking you to help us cement that win this week. The U.S. House of Representatives just passed legislation to cut off funding for negotiations of any trade and global governance agreement agreements containing provisions that undermine “Buy American” laws. We have an exciting…

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