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Fruit of the Loom to close Jamestown plant, lay off all 600 workers

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Reposted from the Lexington Herald Leader (kentucky.com) *********** Fruit of the Loom to close Jamestown plant, lay off all 600 workers BY JANET PATTON, CHERYL TRUMAN AND BILL ESTEP | April 3, 2014 | kentucky.com JAMESTOWN — Clothing company Fruit of the Loom announced Thursday that it will permanently close…

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Tesla to Use North American Material Amid Pollution Worry

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Reposted from Bloomberg News ********** Tesla to Use North American Material Amid Pollution Worry Jack Kaskey and Simon Casey | March 31, 2014 | Bloomberg News Tesla Motors Inc. (TSLA), the electric vehicle maker co-founded by Elon Musk, plans to use only raw materials sourced in North America for its proposed…

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Discussion and Film Screening on American Manufacturing

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Presenting an event hosted by the office of Cong. Paul D. Tonko (NY-20) Discussion and Film Screening on American Manufacturing Please join a discussion on the “Make it in America” agenda and the legislative options to support America’s manufacturers and workforce. The event will include a conversation on best practices and…

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Fed Highway Administration seeks Buy American Waiver

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The Federal Highway Administration is seeking a waiver of the requirement that it buy vehicles made of iron and steel produced exclusively in the U.S.  Below is the notice.  Go to this link if you have comments on this public notice. **** Request Action: Notice, request for comments. Web posting…

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Buy America” Helps Jobs, Economy; Giant Tax Dodgers Want It Gone

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Reposted from the Campaign for America’s Future blog ***** Buy America” Helps Jobs, Economy; Giant Tax Dodgers Want It Gone Dave Johnson  |  February 26, 2014  |  Campaign for America’s Future Bloomberg News has a great report on the pressure to ban “Buy America” procurement policies in the trade agreements…

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What if Apple was truly a U.S. company

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Here’s an interesting map showing where Apple suppliers are located.   How many would be employed if the company’s supply chain was in the U.S.?  We could ask that of other multinationals who use our consumers as revenue sources but not as employees.

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Buy American law in Pennsylvania

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Pennsylvania has a state law that requires Buy American in state government procurement.  One of our supporters in Pennsylvania sent this request below.   Two years ago PA changed the Steel Procurement Act (PA’s version of Buy American) so that every year it posts the waivers it has granted because contractors…

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Buy American: Congress Supportive, USTR Against

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Congress has again shown strong support for Buy American provisions in its budget.  The recent Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2014 (HR 3547) has provisions throughout which direct federal agencies to buy USA made products.  See Manufacturing & Technology News, 1/31/14 (subscription required). This makes sense because taxpayer dollars are recycled…

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Bay Bridge Concealment: Chinese Steel Welding, Hundreds of Cracks

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Steel welding done on the Bay Bridge by Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industry Co. Ltd. had hundreds of cracks.  But CalDOT management prevented quality control engineers from disclosing them. The California DOT refused to buy steel and other Bay Bridge components from U.S. companies and workers.  It was “cheaper” to buy from…

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Dave Frengel, CPA Board member, interviewed in podcast on RedWhiteBlue.co

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Dave Frengel, CPA Board member and Chair of CPA PA Steering Committee, will be interviewed in a podcast on RedWhiteBlue.co.  Mr. Frengel will talk about his work with CPA and the PA Steering Committee, and the need to change our trade policy in order to prom0te American made goods. The…

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