The List: Sequestration hurt suppliers, subs

The state’s defense suppliers and subcontractors have changed dramatically since last year as construction companies take over the top spots on this year’s list.

General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems and Honeywell International Inc., last year’s top two, are much further down this year’s list as the company’s government subcontracts decreased.

We asked Steve Macias, president of Pivot Manufacturing Inc. and chairman of the Arizona Manufacturers Council, to address some questions about the industry.

How has sequestration affected the supply chain? Sequestration had, and continues to have, a negative effect on the industry; but just as detrimental and mostly lost in …

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