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Is The Reshoring Of U.S. Manufacturing A Myth?

May 21, 2015 1:57 pm | by KnowledgeAtWharton | Videos | Comments

New Wharton research investigates the outsourcing of American jobs.

Reshoring Initiative Encourages American Manufacturing

May 11, 2015 3:10 pm | by Megan Crouse, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Ideally, reshoring could save companies money, said Harry Moser, the former president of machine...

A Formula For Efficiency In Domestic Manufacturing: Q&A With Darius Mir

May 6, 2015 9:22 am | by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Made In America Seating CEO Darius Mir provided insight into his formula for maintaining...

Report: 'Reshoring' Leads To Net Gain Of 10K Manufacturing Jobs

April 28, 2015 2:05 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Companies cited several top reasons for returning jobs to the U.S., led by government incentives...

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Report: Reshoring To Boost Industrial Construction In 2015

March 6, 2015 9:57 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Construction research firm CMD expects starts of industrial construction projects to increase 7.8 percent this year due in large part to reshoring efforts by U.S. manufacturers. The Georgia-based group's quarterly forecast suggested lower domestic energy prices and declining overseas competitive advantages...

New Automation Lends A Hand To U.S. Clothing Manufacturers

February 10, 2015 2:52 pm | by Maura Falk, Associate Editor, Industrial Maintenance & Plant Operations | Videos | Comments

Made-in-America may be a label consumers could start seeing on your clothes once again thanks to a company called SoftWear Automation and Georgia Tech. SoftWear and Georgia Tech are working together to create robots that are able to manufacture and manipulate fabrics through conventional sewing machines...

Report: Offshoring, Federal Policy Haven Taken Toll On U.S. Industry

February 3, 2015 2:20 pm | by Andy Szal, Real Time Digital Reporter, Manufacturing.net | News | Comments

A new report says the U.S. has the most productive advanced industrial sector in the world, but warns the country is losing ground relative to other nations. The analysis by the Brookings Institution said the sector's share of total U.S. employment and output has declined since 2000, blaming "20 years of offshoring and inconsistent federal...

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Predictions For 2015: A Tipping Point For Supply Chain Sentience

February 3, 2015 9:53 am | by Sean Riley, Global Manufacturing & Supply Chain Solutions Director, Software AG | Articles | Comments

Software AG has released the company’s top ten predictions for the next year in the manufacturing and supply chain industry, calling 2015 the tipping point for supply chain sentience. Next year innovative manufacturers will leap ahead by deploying more and better sensors, add more comprehensive automation and increasingly...

The Myth Of America's Manufacturing Renaissance: Q&A With Adams Nager

January 14, 2015 10:16 am | by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

Adams Nager, economic research assistant at the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, has recently released a report entitled "The Myth of America's Manufacturing Renaissance: The Real State of U.S. Manufacturing." In the report, Nager discusses China's rising labor costs, global shipping...

After Reshoring: Opportunities For Cloud ERP

December 22, 2014 1:59 pm | by Pat Garrehy | Articles | Comments

Reshoring operations back to the United States has recently emerged as an important trend in manufacturing. However, there are some significant challenges facing companies that have moved back or are planning to move back, challenges that present clear opportunities for cloud-based ERP software to provide...

U.S. Reshoring: Real Shift In Production Or Just A Fantasy Future?

December 16, 2014 1:36 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor, Manufacturing Business Technology | Blogs | Comments

With all the news and stories about U.S. manufacturing in the midst of a reshoring drive, a new report looks at the real numbers behind the push to bring production back to our shores. Yesterday, A.T. Kearney released its 2014 Reshoring Index, which looks at the rate and pace of the return of manufacturing operations...

Six Key Predictions For Manufacturing In 2015

December 15, 2014 10:02 am | by John Zegers, Director, Georgia Center of Innovation for Manufacturing | Articles | Comments

The face of manufacturing in America has undergone more woeful changes than many of us in the industry care to remember. The recent past has been particularly painful, with economic downturns driving manufacturing overseas to take advantage of lower labor costs, and a generally depressed level of manufacturing...

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Looking At Trends In Manufacturing, Logistics: Q&A With Traci Fiatte

December 9, 2014 9:39 am | by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

We are living in a moment of great change for the manufacturing and logistics industries—vocational training in schools is decreasing, and workforce is tightening. Traci Fiatte, President of General Staffing at Randstad says, “The baby boomers are moving out of the workforce and not...

The Challenges And Rewards Of Onshoring

December 4, 2014 9:52 am | by Noreen King | News | Comments

As a contract manufacturer, I have dedicated my career to building and sustaining a company in an industry that, until recently, had structured its business model around sending the majority of its contracting business overseas. I say until recently, because put a...

Why Pick Domestic Manufacturing? Q&A With Allen Klevens

November 24, 2014 2:36 pm | by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

When starting a company, one of the most important decisions to make is whether to manufacture your product domestically or abroad. I recently had the opportunity to chat with Allen Klevens, the CEO and founder of Tooshlights, the LED public restroom lighting system that has been...

AAM 'Fixes' Walmart's Made-In-America Claims

October 31, 2014 2:05 pm | by Alliance for American Manufacturing | News | Comments

Context isn't kind to the retailer's "American-made" PR promises. The web filter at the Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM) caught a big ol' piece of chaff this week, in the form of a release from Walmart. America's largest retailer has announced plans to purchase $250 billion worth of...

Survey Shows Growing Preference For 'Made In USA'

October 29, 2014 3:23 pm | by Jolie Darrow | News | Comments

It’s no surprise that recent years have brought a surge in demand for products made in the USA. The financial crisis of 2008, and subsequent recession, have caused Americans to rethink the importance and position of the US economy. Now, a renewed interest in “Buying American” seems to be...

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Manufacturers Resource Center Hosts Reshoring Initiative

October 29, 2014 1:58 pm | by Manufacturers Resource Center | News | Comments

The Manufacturers Resource Center (MRC) announced that they will be hosting Mr. Harry Moser, Founder of the National Reshoring Initiative, on November 5th from 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm at the Hanover Office Plaza, 961 Marcon Boulevard, Suite 200, Allentown, PA 18109. All Pennsylvania manufacturers are invited to...

The Role Of Cloud-Based ERP In Reshoring Manufacturing

October 15, 2014 5:56 pm | by Pat Garrehy, Rootstock, CEO | News | Comments

A growing number of manufacturing companies are bringing their operations back to the United States and they are discovering that cloud based ERP software can help their core functions become more efficient and cost-effective, ultimately driving greater revenue...

Light Bulb Manufacturing Comes Back To America

October 13, 2014 5:28 pm | by ABC News | Videos | Comments

America is back to manufacturing light bulbs here at home. Halogen bulbs are now being made in Illinois and Ohio, which means more jobs for Americans. ABC News reports.                     

Is The Trade Deficit Really Bad?

October 10, 2014 11:41 am | by Mike Collins, Author | Blogs | Comments

I think America’s trade deficit is the biggest single obstacle to creating manufacturing jobs or keeping manufacturing jobs in the country. I also agree with Warren Buffet who says, “The U.S. trade deficit is a bigger threat to the domestic economy than either the...

Navy Uniforms Bring Textile Welding To U.S.

October 8, 2014 6:43 am | by Jennifer Mcdermott - Associated Press | News | Comments

Welding isn't just for aircraft carriers anymore. The U.S. Navy could be turning to ultrasonic welding to make its uniforms lighter, stronger, and cheaper. And if the project by a Rhode Island company and the Navy Clothing and Textile Research Facility is a success, it could help bring...

Advanced Robotics To Revolutionize The Manufacturing Industry

October 2, 2014 1:42 pm | by PwC US and The Manufacturing Institute | News | Comments

As industrial robots become smarter, faster, more affordable, and develop advanced capabilities such as sensing, dexterity, memory and trainability, industrial manufacturers across industries are looking to advanced robotics to gain a... 

Maglite's Commitment To American Manufacturing

September 18, 2014 5:20 pm | by ABC News | Videos | Comments

The flashlight company, started 50 years ago in South Carolina, refuses to go overseas.                           

Lincoln Logs Production Returns To U.S.

September 17, 2014 4:54 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Lincoln Logs will soon be manufactured in Maine. Republican Gov. Paul LePage announced Wednesday that the iconic toy logs used to construct miniature buildings will be made at Pride Manufacturing in Burnham. The toys were previously...

"An American Renaissance": Why Your Manufacturing Company Is Worth More Than You Think

September 15, 2014 3:24 pm | by Scott Sims | News | Comments

As the economy recovers, middle market manufacturing companies are poised to make a big comeback in terms of profitability and as appealing prospects for investors. Changing economic tides, a shortage of sellers, and trillions of investor dollars on the sidelines add up to...

Accelerating Domestic Manufacturing Recovery By Redefining Proximity

September 10, 2014 1:42 pm | by John Paul Williams | News | Comments

The U.S. manufacturing industry is back in the black. At least that’s the read out based on a newly released 2014 ranking of the largest U.S. public manufacturers. With domestic manufacturing revenues exceeding $6 trillion in 2013 and the Institute for Supply Chain Management reporting...

Talent Shortages? Blame Salary, Not Just Training

September 9, 2014 2:53 pm | by Chris Fox, Editor | Blogs | Comments

As the economy has turned around and employers have been seeking to invest in fresh blood, a consistent tone of unemployable youth has been ringing from the manufacturing and engineering ranks. The skills gap is a growing problem as baby boomers are retiring and ...

“Make It In Washington” Initiative Introduced To Strengthen Manufacturing Sector

September 8, 2014 5:40 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Small and midsized manufacturers in qualified Washington counties will have access to a new blend of support to strengthen their businesses—ranging from strategic business consulting services and operational technical assistance to funded training opportunities for employees. The services are being offered through the "Make it in Washington" partnership, a public and private collaboration...

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