John Engler, President, National Association of Manufacturers

Articles

Energy Efficiency & Management November 15, 2007

Transportation infrastructure crucial to manufacturing

Traffic jams are becoming commonplace throughout the country and millions of commuters are spending hours a day going to and from work or on personal errands inching along scarcely faster than they could bike or walk. Our nation’s overworked highway grid is not just an inconvenience for consumers; it is also a major impediment to our ability to compete in the global marketplace.

By John Engler, President, National Association of Manufacturers
Safety Standards July 1, 2006

NAM sees nuclear power as a renaissance in the works

As U.S. manufacturers respond to the immediate challenges posed by the current high price of natural gas and transportation fuels, another, longer-term energy crisis looms. America’s demand for electricity is projected to rise by more than 40% over the next 25 years as the country’s population and economy grow.

By John Engler, President, National Association of Manufacturers
Sustainability May 1, 2006

Five principles can reduce cost of health care to business

Two new reports show steady growth and continued optimism for the manufacturing sector. The quarterly Manufacturers Alliance/MAPI Survey on the Business Outlook showed a March 2006 composite index of 74 equals that of the previous December 2005 survey, an indication that the industrial component of the U.

By John Engler, President, National Association of Manufacturers
Safety Standards March 1, 2006

Innovation is the key to economic strength

The real key to America's economic strength has always been creativity and innovation. Since this country's founding, Americans have been eager to embrace new concepts and capitalize on them. We've developed ingenious new systems for production and distribution and unlocked mysteries in diverse areas such as health care, technology, engineering and industry.

By John Engler, President, National Association of Manufacturers
HMI, OI January 1, 2006

Tough road ahead for WTO talks, and the manufacturing agenda

We at the National Association of Manufacturers came away from the most recent round of trade talks pleased with the effort by U.S. Trade Representative Rob Portman and U.S. negotiators to hold the line in Hong Kong, but deeply regretful that the World Trade Organization Ministerial meeting did not make the tough decisions needed to negotiate cuts in manufactured goods trade barriers.

By John Engler, President, National Association of Manufacturers
Workforce Development November 1, 2005

Action needed to head off looming labor shortage

A core policy priority for the National Association of Manufacturers is preparing a skilled workforce for the 21st century. It may seem odd to speak of a manufacturing labor shortage when we have lost millions of manufacturing jobs in recent years. After all, the state of America's economy and its workers is generally good, and our manufacturing sector continues to drive an ongoing recovery and...

By John Engler, President, National Association of Manufacturers
Safety Standards September 1, 2005

Winning the race to innovation

America's manufacturers use innovation in every aspect of their business, to streamline production processes and to create new products that change lives for the better. U.S. manufacturing grew faster than the economy as a whole in 2004. Yet, there is a genuine, longer-term concern that our nation is in danger of losing its leadership position in R&D, innovation and a number of vital indus...

By John Engler, President, National Association of Manufacturers