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Manufacturing

The pillars of our nation’s economy are built on a foundation of manufacturing, and the successes and struggles within the industry have a ripple effect throughout our economy. The global marketplace and the recent economic downturn have had a major impact on our nation’s manufacturers.

Despite these challenges, the U.S. remains the number one manufacturing economy in the world. The industry has risen to the recent challenges and met them head on by leveraging technology, a skilled workforce and lean production strategies to compete effectively.

Porter Wright works with manufacturers large and small, publicly owned and privately held. From the food on our tables, to the cars that we drive, to the medicines that keep us healthy—our manufacturing clients provide the products we rely on every day. Our attorneys understand how important the manufacturing industry is and help companies in the industry maintain their competitive advantage by providing assistance with:

  • Government relations, legislative advocacy and regulatory affairs 
  • Environmental compliance 
  • International sourcing and procurement 
  • Vendor, customer and joint venture agreements 
  • Securities law disclosure and compliance 
  • Federal, state and local tax incentives 
  • Debt and equity financing 
  • Workforce management 
  • Union avoidance 
  • Healthcare reform compliance 
  • Employee and retiree benefits 
  • Workplace safety 
  • Outsourcing 
  • Product liability 
  • Proprietary information and intellectual property protection 
  • E-business strategies 
  • Technology-related contracts 
  • Distribution agreements