Building a Country That Builds Things

The manufacturing industry faces a serious skills gap.

Boeing 787 jet in the assembly process.
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That attitude won't change overnight. Our hope is that Americans will come to realize there's no single path that invariably leads to a bright future, but today, manufacturing is a solid bet.

Doug Oberhelman is chairman and CEO of Caterpillar, Inc. and the chairman of the Board of the National Association of Manufacturers. Jay Timmons is the president and CEO of the National Association of Manufacturers.

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