Wednesday, July 9 2014, 06:36 PM EDT
Area Manufacturing Employees Rally for 'American Pride'
Chattanooga once was home to hundreds of factories.
Now, manufacturing in the Scenic City is beginning to evolve, even after a major decline here, and across the country.
Wednesday, hundreds of Astec employees gathered to talk about ways to increase local manufacturing presence.
The American Transportation Manufacturing Company employs more than 3,800 people.
They have been sending thousands of letters to state leaders about the importance of manufacturing, as well as understanding the rules and regulations.
According to the National Association of Manufacturers there are more than 12 million Americans working in manufacturing.