Morris R. Beschloss, the widely acclaimed expert in the U.S. PVF industry. Starting his career with Hammond Valve, he has worked with Flow Control Group, Lunkenheimer, OIC, Ft. Pitt Steel Foundries, Valvulas Senkowski, Morrison Brass, and Conval International. Former president, chairman and board member of the Valve Manufacturers’ Association, he has also served the industry through the Industrial Piping Division of the American Supply Association, PVF Roundtable, and Association of Industry Manufacturers.
Eastern states experienced fuel shortages, exacerbated by a trucker shortage. Trucking fleets have been stepping up equipment orders and raising driver pay as they compete for labor with industries such as construction.
Even before the coronavirus global pandemic started America’s steepest economic downturn since the Great Depression, China inhibited attempts by President Donald Trump’s administration to curb China’s exports into the United States with heavy tariffs.
When the COVID-19 pandemicstruck like a thunderbolt in late February 2020, the financial results were expected to crash the stock and bond markets, while the money available would be withdrawn or kept in the banks.
While both political parties have called for more goods to be “made in America,” it has been a weak request. With no real punch to this demand, the result is indifference to a critical factor in this country’s future health.