Making matters. Production is power. Innovation starts on the factory floor. A century ago, US industrial dynamism turned the American dream into a reality. It fueled jobs, innovation, and growth, powering Americans to build businesses, break molds, and make a difference. It transformed the United States of America from a far-fetched experiment into an international ideal.

Then things changed. Complacency kicked in and America stopped making. The US lost its edge — and itself. But America has not lost its dynamism. It’s time to build a future that works.

We’re a magazine of American industry dedicated to the proposition that the United States can still make. We provide fresh frameworks on how and insight about the process. We focus on what is misunderstood or overlooked – and cover only what is important. We exist because we know we will have to fight for tomorrow. But for us, the glass is always half full. Even if that means filling it ourselves.

We’re excited for the road ahead. We hope you’ll build it with us.

Our Approach: A Magazine of American Industry

We provide fresh frameworks for and insight into building a productive future. We focus on what is misunderstood or overlooked – and cover only what is important. We divide our commentary into four sections:

  • Briefings: Weekly updates on overlooked, misunderstood, and important developments in markets and factors
  • Markets: Commentary on capital, politics and geopolitics, regulatory environments, and corporate decision-making
  • Factors: Commentary on resources, technology, energy, and other inputs into today’s industrial landscape
  • Wildcards: Commentary on the unexpected and underestimated that threatens, or promises, to reshape our environment

If you have questions, comments, or suggestions, please reach out to us at contact@forcedistancetimes.com. And, of course, feel free to follow us on Twitter or Facebook, or by subscribing to our weekly Dispatch.