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

By Stephen Barlas • Jul 1, 2004

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

Bush nominated Al Frink, co-founder and executive vice presidentof Fabrica International to be the new Assistant Secretary ofManufacturing and Services, a position Bush created last Septemberand has had trouble filling. Fabrica International manufacturescarpets and rugs in Santa Ana, California, and employs more than400 people.

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