Douglas K. Woods, President at AMT-The Association For Manufacturing Technology explains the Manufacturing Mandate during the Exhibitor’s Workshop for IMTS 2010.
“The U.S. government, recognizing the national importance of our manufacturing sector to a vital sustainable economy and a strong defense industrial base, will implement policies that: Incentivize Innovation and R&D in new products and manufacturing technologies; Assure the availability of capital; Increase global competitiveness; Minimize structural cost burdens; Enhance collaboration between government, academia, and industry; and Build a better educated and trained ‘smart force’.“
For complete article: AMT Online
Mark Albert, a writer for Modern Machine Shop Online had this to say about Mr. Wood’s presentation, “the importance of manufacturing seems overlooked or misunderstood by society and government.”
This presentation is approximately 30 minutes – but well worth the time. Video Library