In his latest column, AWB President Don Brunell takes notice of all the talk about manufacturing from Barack Obama and Mitt Romney -- the president even promised to create 4.5 million new jobs, with half them in manufacturing.
It makes sense -- manufacturing jobs tend to pay well. According to the National Association of Manufacturers, manufacturing employees earn an average $77,186 per year.
But employers need actions more than words.
So with that in mind, Brunell offers five things that the president and Congress can do to truly help manufacturing, starting with eliminating policies that put American companies at a competitive disadvantage with global competitors.
"Campaign promises are nice, but in the end, they are only words," Brunell writes.
Check out the full column for the other suggestions.