Rep. Joe Donnelly says you are hurting American manufacturers and jobs when you buy a bootleg DVD or fake Rolex watch on the street corner. Donnelly, a guest on this week’s “America’s Business with Mike Hambrick” radio program, introduced a bipartisan bill to battle product piracy in the United States and abroad.
“It takes intellectual property theft much more seriously (and) creates stronger law enforcement network to fight it so that we can stand up for our manufacturers and make sure our ingenuity and ideas are protected,” the Indiana Democrat said.
Freelance reporter Phaedra Hise returns to the program to talk about her Popular Mechanics magazine article on five American manufacturing success stories. The owner of one the companies profiled in her story – Drew Greenblatt of Marlin Steel Wire Products in Baltimore – will also appear on the program.
Manufacturers are scrambling to find well-trained workers. Mike will talk with an executive from Die-Tech metal stamping company in Pennsylvania about an innovative program they use to sharpen employee skills.
You can tune into “America’s Business” this week to find out how the recently enacted, $168-billion economic stimulus plan will benefit McCutcheon’s Apple Products in Maryland. And Sandra Westlund-Deenihan, president of Quality Float Works in Illinois, will join Mike to discuss the advantages U.S. manufacturers will gain from a pending trade pact with Colombia.
In our regular segments, Renee Giachino of American Justice Partnership gives us the latest on legal reform and commentator Hank Cox recalls the “The Way It Was.”
And the National Association of Manufacturers President Gov. John Engler will close the program with “The Last Word” when he talks about why innovation is so vital to America’s future.
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