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US reliance on foreign minerals for manufacturing is a security risk The United States relies on foreighn minerals for all but two of the 23 identified as critical for manufacturing. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said the reliance of imported minerals, especially by the military, poses a "very real national security r
Alibaba still selling fakes online Alibaba Group Holding was cited again as a marketplace for fakes on a US blacklist, another sign of increasing tension between the US and China.
17 Children's Makeup Kits Pulled After Testing Positive for Asbestos These products were sold in Claire's stores and Asbestos was found in a variety of the samples taken, including blush, compact powder, and eye shadow. According to the SAI report all of the makeup tested positive at alarming rates.
ALERT Senate Armed Services Committee wants to weaken Buy American Act rules McCain proposes end to long-held domestic sourcing protections that require the Defense Department to rely on American-made suppliers for certain products deemed critical to national security.
Can NAFTA renegotiations help revitalize rural America? Since NAFTA passed, American grocery stores and dinner plates have been flooded with beef from Canada, Mexico and elsewhere severely impacting the American beef industry. Reinstating Country of Origin Labeling, or COOL can benefit U.S. cattle producers.
After 112 years Cone Mill Denim Closing Greensboro plant The plant that put the jeans in Jeansboro will end its run on December 31st. The announcement came Wednesday and means pink slips for about 200 people and a void in the city's manufacturing tradition.
Mexican Auto Industry Association rejects U.S. proposals to increase North American content for autos produced in region This comes after a new NAFTA deal thar requires half of all content come from the United States. Currently only 62.5% of materials must be from North America to enter the marketplace tariff-free.
Manufacturer investing $100 million in Massachusetts Although Insulet never shuttered a U.S. plant in favor of lower-cost overseas production, the company’s decision to invest $100 million in Massachusetts offers both optimism and insight on growth opportunities in manufacturing.
US Government urged to plug loopholes in military clothing, textile & footwear purchases The Berry Amendment of 1941 mandates that all textile, clothing, and footwear products purchased by the US military must be made in the United States from US materials.
Suit Filed Against Colorado Corporation for allegedly not hiring Americans The complaint alleges that in 2016, Crop Production discriminated against at least three United States citizens by refusing to employ them as seasonal technicians in El Campo, Texas, because they preferred to hire temporary foreign workers.