This Week on America’s Business

By January 5, 2007General

Americas Business with Mike HambrickWith the 110th Session of Congress now gaveled to order, “America’s Business” highlights the NAM’s legislative agenda for jobs and economic growth. Host Mike Hambrick interviews Jay Timmons, senior vice president for policy and government relations, on the policies and priorities NAM has identified as essential for maintaining the U.S. manufacturing economy.

Manufacturers take a keen interest in preserving the environment, and Mike looks at a nationwide effort in an interview with John Bowie of Duke Energy. John chairs the Corporate Wetlands Restoration Partnership, a joint public-private effort to restore environmentally critical areas.

Security, identification theft and privacy are key issues for business, topics explored in an interview with Dan Caprio, president of the Progress & Freedom Foundation. Michigan man Chip St. Clair then tells his life story, where stolen identities eventually revealed the truth about his father, a child murderer.

Highlighting one of the many success stories of U.S. manufacturing, Mike talks to Richard F. Pedtke, Ingersoll Rand’s Senior Vice President and President of Compact Vehicle Technologies. Dick oversees Bobcat, a producer of skid-steer loaders and North Dakota’s largest exporter. The company’s Gwinner, N.D., plant was recently featured in a Wall Street Journal series, “Still Made in the USA,” by reporter Tim Aeppel, who offers his insights about manufacturing in an “America’s Business” interview.

Renee Giachino of The American Justice Partnership continues her tireless efforts on behalf of tort reform; the NAM’s Hank Cox considers “The Way It Was”; Bert Miller, president of Phoenix Closures reports from “The Factory Floor”; and David Lesser of Dyad Partners gets on “The Soapbox.”

And NAM President John Engler closes with “The Last Word,” commenting on the NAM’s 2007 Congressional Agenda.

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