The Case for Making Small U.S. Manufacturers a Priority

Whistles being manufactured at the American Whistle Corporation Thursday, Columbus, Ohio Photograph by Jay LaPrete/Bloomberg

When people think of manufacturing, they typically envision large publicly listed companies that make cars, aircraft, home appliances, electronics, medical devices, and so forth. They rarely think about the thousands of small manufacturers around the country—many of them “mom and pop” operations—that make products ranging from guitar amplifiers to flight display systems.

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