Gov. Engler Interview: Part 1

By November 21, 2006Economy

Recently Gov. John Engler, President of the National Association of Manufacturers, spoke to the FabTech conference in Atlanta, the largest event in North America dedicated to showcasing a full spectrum of metal forming, fabricating, tube & pipe, and welding equipment and technology.

He was interviewed at FabTech by Ken Rayment with for their podcast program. Gov. Engler discussed the new NAM cost study and the challenge manufacturers have to remind people that manufacturing is still a very large part of the U.S. economy and still the largest manufacturing country in the world. Ken asked him about the U.S. visa process and Gov. Engler noted some of the problems with the current system and pointed out that several Chinese exhibitors were not allowed to attend because of the cumbersome U.S. process. Click here to listen to the full interview which runs for about 5 minutes.

We’ll feature the second half of the interview tomorrow.