The Plumbing Manufacturers Institute has announced the availability of a new study by economist Joel Popkin on manufacturing.

The Plumbing Manufacturers Institute has announced the availability of a new study by economist Joel Popkin showing that manufacturing is the key to innovation, productivity, strong growth and good jobs. The study, "Securing America's Future: The Case for a Strong Manufacturing Base," was commissioned by the Council of Manufacturing Associations and funded in part by CMA member PMI, and is available on PMI's Web site at www.pmihome.org.