15 U.S. Code § 5301 - Findings
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FindingsThe Congress finds that—
metal casting is an important process for manufacturing many items imported into or exported from the United States;
the encouragement and maintenance of a technically advanced United States metal casting industry is essential to the competitiveness of many American industries;
maintaining a viable metal casting industry is vital to the national security and economic well being of the United States;
the promotion of technology competitiveness and energy efficiency in the United States metal casting industry by the Federal Government is necessary to maintain a viable metal casting industry;
many metal casting companies lack the resources to conduct metal casting research alone, placing them at a serious competitive disadvantage;
the support of university-based research in metal casting is important in promoting technology development and providing industry with qualified engineers; and
by combining the resources of the Federal Government, universities, industry, and private organizations, to conduct research and development activities, substantial technological benefits will result to the metal casting industry.
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