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In a letter to the president from the Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM),
the alliance stressed the importance of infrastructure investment, use of U.S. trade laws
to defend jobs and tax reform. "As [Trump]
knows, there is opportunity on America's
factory floors," said Scott Paul, AAM president. "The manufacturing sector remains a
major economic pillar, a foundation of U.S.
national security, and a source of millions of
well-paying jobs."
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bring, as well as the next four years?

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D IALOGUE

C ONTENTS

T ECHNOLOGY

N EWS

A ERODEF MANUFACTURING 2017

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S R EXPO 2017

M A N U FA C T U R I N G

DIRECTOR OF WEB AND REPRINT SALES
Dash Blankenship
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L E A N

VICE PRESIDENT OF SALES
Steve Campagna

F ABTECH

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Josh Bomba

SERVICE

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT
Jason Quan

It's a new year, and as the convention goes,
it's a time of prognosticating on the year to
come. The country also is curious about what
the new presidential administration will
bring to the state of the nation. The manufacturing industry has many ideas about what
the Trump administration can do to support
the sector going forward.
In a recent panel hosted by the Manufacturing Leadership Council, experts agreed
the new administration needs a strategy that
focuses on areas of sustained, smart growth.
Assistance should be given to "the parts of
U.S. manufacturing that make sense," said
Dr. Robert Atkinson, president and chief executive at the Information Technology and
Innovation Foundation. "We shouldn't be
making t-shirts or Happy Meal toys or even
assembling iPhones. The focus should be on
high value-added production."
Additionally, once a policy is defined, the
new administration must stick to it, said
Peter Holicki, SVP of operations, manufacturing & engineering, EH&S operations and
emergency services & security at Dow Chemical. "We have seen too many declarations of
intent, and too little activity," he said.

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