Full Committee

Made in the USA: Stories of American Manufacturers

On Wednesday, June 19, 2013, at 1:00 P.M., the Committee on Small Business held a hearing titled, Made in the USA: Stories of American Manufacturers. The hearing was held in Room 2360 of the Rayburn House Office Building.

The purpose of the hearing was to highlight the reemergence and accomplishments of small American manufacturers.

Opening Statement:

Sam Graves (R-MO)

Witnesses and Testimony:

Panel 1

  •  Richard Schwind, Jr., V.P., General Manager, Continental Tool, Smithville, MO


    •  Terry Iverson, President and CEO, Iverson & Company, Des Plaines, IL

    • Bruce Broxterman, President, Richards Industries, Cincinnati, OH



      Panel 2

    •  Michael Mittler, President, Mittler Brothers Machine & Tool, Wright City, MO

    •  Jill Johnson, Founder and CEO, Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership, Newark, NJ

    •  Anthony Wanger, President, IO, Phoenix, AZ

      • Jim Allen, Director, Shapeways, Inc. Long Island City, NY


        • Panel 3

        •  Barbara Schindler, President and COO, Golden Artist Colors, Inc. New Berlin, NY


          •  Shelly Gibbons, Vice President, Quik Mart, Tucson, AZ


            •  Mike Bergmeier, President, Shield Agricultural Equipment, Hutchinson, KS


              •  Aaron Bagshaw, President, WH Bagshaw Co., Inc, Nashua, NH


                • Panel 4

                • Brad Braddon, President, Commodore, Bloomfield, NY


                  • Shirley Brostmeyer, CEO, Florida Turbine Technologies, Jupiter, FL


                    • Richard Najarian, President, Precision Global Systems, Troy, MI

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