Policy Experts Talk Reshoring at NPE

Scott Paul and Harry Moser will join NPE 2015: The International Plastic Showcase to talk about the future of American manufacturing.

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Scott Paul and Harry Moser will join NPE 2015: The International Plastic Showcase to talk about the future of American manufacturing. Paul, president of the Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM), and Moser, founder of the Reshoring Initiative, call for manufacturing policy that shifts production back to the United States.

 “Without more manufacturing, it will be virtually impossible to rebuild the middle class, reduce the trade deficit, or innovate the next amazing generation of products,” said Paul. “And smart observers have noted that the ‘race to the bottom’ isn’t the only way to compete in manufacturing. We know America will never win such a race, nor should it want to. On the other hand, America is very good at winning races to the top.”

Paul and Moser are co-authors of ReMaking America, AAM’s second volume of domestic manufacturing policy recommendations. Edited by award-winning journalist Richard McCormack, it demonstrates how American manufacturing can thrive and grow stronger if U.S. lawmakers enact meaningful policy change now. “We can start the race to the top even under current policy. About 25 percent of the production that we have lost to offshore would come back now if companies used more sophisticated sourcing decision criteria. The Reshoring Initiative provides an online Total Cost of Ownership Estimator that is free for all users.”

NPE attendees are invited to visit AAM’s booth S32181 to talk with the authors and receive a signed copy of ReMaking America during the show.