The National Association of Manufacturers, the Manufacturing Institute and the Manufacturers Alliance/MAPI recently released a study on the costs facing American manufacturers.
Manufacturing Alliance economic consultant Jeremy Leonard, a guest on this week’s “America’s Business with Mike Hambrick” radio program, will walk listeners through the study. Leonard says the report revealed some bad news as well as some good news about the state of American manufacturing.
There are several tax provisions in the 2008 Emergency Economic Stabilization Act that could help manufacturers weather these rough economic times. Mike will talk to Tom Catania from Whirpool Corp. about a provision that gives the appliance maker and other companies more incentive to build energy-efficient products.
The American manufacturing sector recently scored a major victory when Congress stopped the Federal Communications Commission from selling off radio frequencies. Manufacturers sometimes use radios to communicate with workers on busy shop floors. Frank Weaver, director of telecommunications policy at Boeing, will explain why it was so important to manufacturers to stop the radio frequency auction.
“America’s Business” this week will also take a break from heavy policy issues to talk about an interesting book on fatherhood from Steve Doocy, co-host of the TV news show “Fox and Friends.” The book has a catchy title – “Tales from the Dad Side: Misadventures in Fatherhood.”
In our regular segments, Renee Giachino of American Justice Partnership gives us the latest on tort reform and commentator Hank Cox recalls “The Way It Was.” And the National Association of Manufacturers President Gov. John Engler will close the program with “The Last Word.”
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