Soaring energy costs have hit the chemicals industry hard, working its painful way throughout the manufacturing economy. This week “America’s Business” reports on a new study that finds manufacturers weighing the possibility of moving production facilities overseas if chemical costs do not quickly come under control. Host Mike Hambrick interviews Kevin O’Marah, senior vice president of AMR Research, which conducted the study, and Bill Canis, acting president of The Manufacturing Institute.
The Pew Foundation delves deep into public attitudes, and its values surveys reveal that Americans have mixed views about business: Corporations are too powerful, yet America succeeds because of business. Discussing those contradictions is the Pew’s Jodie T. Allen.
Our series on women in manufacturing continues with a profile of Kellie Johnson, president of ACE Clearwater Enterprises, a Torrance, Calif., aerospace manufacturer.
In our regular segments Renee Giachino of the American Justice Partnership takes on tort reform; up on “The Soapbox” climbs Larry Laske of Vonco Products, an Illinois-based manufacturer of thermoplastic custom packaging; the NAM’s Hank Cox journeys back to “The Way it Was”; and NAM President John Engler closes with his “The Last Word” commentary.
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