“Made in America” Discussed on America’s Work Force

Scott Paul, President of the Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM) spoke with America’s Work Force on Sept. 30 about products that may be labeled “made in USA” but mainly produced out of the country.

Alliance for American ManufacturingPaul told a story about a company called Patriot Puck that sells hockey pucks and labels them “made in the USA,” but was discovered the majority of the materials used are from different countries and only the last touches on the pucks are complete in the USA. He said that the label on the box saying “made in the USA” is deceiving because the pucks are complete out of the country, imported to the US, then adding the “made in the USA” label, passing as an American made product. Paul then discussed congress moving to ban Chinese made railcars in the US and how they are looking to draw up a procurement contract.

Construction Employers AssociationTim Linville, CEO of Construction Employers Association spoke with AWF on Sept. 30 about the Fannie Lewis Law being repealed in Ohio and voluntary action from local private and public organizations. He discussed how money being made locally should be put back into the locality to continue to make improvements to their city and programs. Linville said he would like to see both private and public organizations get involved in voluntary action to help make the most amount of improvements possible. Lastly, he talked about his company’s ACE Mentor Program in Cleveland and how it helps high school students discover the trades.

AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc talked about the General Motors workers that are on strike missed their first paycheck as of last week, and how negotiations are still taking place.



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