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Want a Good Manufacturing Job? Stay in School.

The stories are anything but apocryphal. They’re as real as real can get. Throughout this country, even as Donald Trump continues to boldly promise to bring manufacturing jobs back from distant shores, tens of thousands of high-paying U.S. manufacturing jobs remain open, begging for qualified men and women to fill them. Why? Because so many of […]

President Trump and the New Manufacturing

Like most Americans, I’ve been watching the first two weeks of the Trump administration with a curious mixture of fascination, hope and concern. I’m fascinated watching a man who’s never done a day of public service in his life perform after he woke up one morning to discover he’s suddenly the most influential civil servant in […]

What Manufacturing Needs from Trump

Let’s forget the rancor of the campaign. Let’s forget the hate-speech, the xenophobia, the simplistic war cries, and the negative passions both candidates managed to trigger. Let’s just get past those things. Because, whether half the country likes it or not, we’ve all chosen Donald Trump our next president. So, what does that mean? Well, […]