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Stepping On It

Will new measures really rev up U.S. manufacturers' engines?

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This story appears in the July 2004 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

President Bush has put an entrepreneur in the driver's seat to rev up U.S. manufacturing, giving the appointee a route that passes through small factories around the country.

Bush nominated Al Frink, co-founder and executive vice president of Fabrica International to be the new Assistant Secretary of Manufacturing and Services, a position Bush created last September and has had trouble filling. Fabrica International manufactures carpets and rugs in Santa Ana, California, and employs more than 400 people.

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