The Manufacturing Report

After Years of Fighting Chinese Dumping, This Manufacturer is Growing. Biden Saw It for Himself.

Episode Summary

Auburn Manufacturing Inc. (AMI) CEO Kathie Leonard built her textile company from the ground up in a male-dominated industry decades ago. So when China’s dumping of heavily subsidized silica fabric made her company go sideways, she fought tooth and nail for her business and its workers. She won. In August, President Biden spotlighted AMI as an industrial policy success story. Listen in for the story behind AMI’s founding, fight against China, and the president’s momentous visit. Photo courtesy of Auburn Manufacturing Inc.