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A Welcome Move to Protect American Manufacturing

A Welcome Move to Protect American Manufacturing

On Friday, April 5, 2024, the Biden administration announced a new crackdown on the de minimis loophole. E-commerce sites and Chinese manufacturers consistently exploit this loophole to allow products that should be subject to tariffs into the USA duty-free. The same...

A Local CEO’s Perspective on the Baltimore Shipping Accident

A Local CEO’s Perspective on the Baltimore Shipping Accident

It’s a five-minute drive to the Francis Scott Key Bridge from our Sparrows Point, Maryland, manufacturing facility. Each new day brings news of more significant losses and the arrival of crews seeking to begin the rebuilding process. The disaster is a stark reminder...

Make It In America, Prevent Supply Chain Disruptions

Make It In America, Prevent Supply Chain Disruptions

In a world marked by supply chain disruptions, economic uncertainties, and geopolitical tensions, the need for urgent action to strengthen domestic manufacturing has never been more apparent. Recent reports highlight the precarious state of global supply chains, with...

AMMA’s State of the Union: A Time For Bipartisan Action

AMMA’s State of the Union: A Time For Bipartisan Action

In his March 2024 State of the Union address, President Joe Biden emphasized the pivotal role of a robust manufacturing base in securing the nation's future. He heralded the resilience and ingenuity of the American people, highlighting their ability to overcome...

4 Reasons the U.S. Shouldn’t Over-Rely on China

4 Reasons the U.S. Shouldn’t Over-Rely on China

The overreliance on Chinese goods and PPE presents significant concerns for the United States, and Congress should approach this issue with skepticism. Here are four recent news trends that show why Americans should be cautious about over-relying on Chinese-made...

What will it take to make more PPE in the US?

What will it take to make more PPE in the US?

A southern Virginia factory, which is the only facility in the U.S. that is equipped to make medical-grade synthetic rubber for exam gloves, isn't actually making any at all. Neither are two other factories — one in Maryland, one in New Hampshire — that are supposed...

Firms donate PPE to Israel search and rescue

Medical device makers Dentec Safety Specialists and United Safety Technology (UST) are assisting in efforts to send aid to Israel in response to the Oct. 7 terror attacks, as part of the American Medical Manufacturers Association (AMMA). The AMMA-led effort will make...

The HealthIL organization

The HealthIL organization

The HealthIL organization, which helps the health system implement new technologies to improve the quality of medicine, created a collaboration with SafeSource Direct, which supplies personal protective equipment, and the American Personal Medical Equipment...

COVID-19 economy wanes along with pandemic’s urgency

COVID-19 economy wanes along with pandemic’s urgency

Giant drugmaker Pfizer has cut its revenue forecast for the year by $9 billon, largely due to weaker-than-expected sales of the company’s COVID-19 booster and the treatment Paxlovid. Like so many darlings of the COVID economy, Pfizer has seen a dramatic reversal of...