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In September 1900, a Category 4 hurricane ravaged Galveston, Texas, killing more than 6,000 people and damaging nearly all of the city’s structures.
In the aftermath of the storm, city officials inspected the wreckage, and did the only thing they could to move forward: rebuild. But with a new perspective after tragedy, city engineers took it upon themselves to make sure the city didn’t face the same fate ever again, building a seawall that surrounded the town—and literally lifting the community’s elevation by 16 feet.
From bendable concrete that protects against hurricane-force winds to protection pumps that can control the impact of […]
HOUSTON, September 03, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — alliantgroup is proud to welcome APT Manufacturing Solutions President and Founder Anthony Nighswander to the firm’s Strategic Advisory Board.
Nighswander founded APT Manufacturing in January 1996, with the firm leveraging the latest in cutting-edge technology to enhance state-of-the-art manufacturing methods, software and processes for the last 20 years.
“I knew from my first meeting with alliantgroup that our interests were aligned. My firm knows the value of upholding the highest quality standards, and I know alliantgroup does as well,” Nighswander said. “I can’t wait to see what this relationship brings, and I’m looking forward to working with alliantgroup to further strengthen small and medium-sized businesses across the country.”
Nighswander is seen as a visionary in the manufacturing sector and is known by many for his problem-solving skills as well as his ability to overcome […]
July 30, 2020
by Mark Everson, Former IRS Commissioner and alliantgroup Vice Chairman
Published in Tax Notes
Congress is to be commended for moving swiftly this spring to mitigate economic fallout from COVID-19, but the pandemic has exposed core vulnerabilities for the United States that require more than patchwork solutions. Now is the time to improve tools in the tax code that will make American businesses more competitive while increasing their ability to withstand the inevitable future economic shocks. We should start with the R&D tax credit. Let’s make it more generous, especially for U.S.-based manufacturers and small and mid-size businesses.
The Little Dutch Boy
Many Americans are familiar with the tale of the little Dutch boy who puts his finger in […]
June 23, 2020
by RICK LAZIO
Published in Fortune
The U.S. is facing a path diverged.
During the third month of the COVID-19 pandemic, Americans are rightfully wondering not only how long this health and economic crisis will last, but what the other side of this tragedy will look like.
When it comes to supporting the economy and the American business owner, how much of what we’ve implemented during the crisis will remain? What support strategies will disappear?
Or, perhaps more broadly, how can the U.S. leverage the obvious resurgence of American innovation during this crisis to compete on a global scale in ways we never have before?
While this crisis has certainly held certain aspects of the U.S. […]
June 30, 2020
by Dhaval Jadav, Chief Executive Officer at alliantgroup
Published in Industry Today
The case for a necessary shift in manufacturing across America to spur job growth and innovation post COVID-19.
Our country is currently faced with a myriad of problems.
The ongoing global pandemic has wreaked havoc on our country from both a health and economic perspective. Mixed with undeniable political tension in the U.S. and we are left with a population crying out for answers to help us move toward progress.
The good news is that America’s history of success is due in large part to our ability to innovate. We have prospered as a nation due to our willingness to embrace new ideas and adapt to tumultuous times with valid solutions.