The Reshoring Initiative (Kildeer, IL) and the Precision Metalforming Association (PMA; Independence, OH) invite companies that have successfully reshored parts or tooling made primarily by metal forming, fabricating or machining to apply for the first National Reshoring Award. There will be one award for buyers and one for suppliers.
Today is Flag Day. The national observance commemorates the adoption by Congress of the Stars and Stripes as the flag of the United States on June 14, 1777, according to the National Flag Day Foundation.
In the United States, American-made products are highly regarded, with good reason, as they obviously boost the local economy as opposed to foreign-made products. However, are all the domestic-brand vehicles really assembled with components sourced from the United States? That’s what the Kogod School of Business figured out.
Advanced manufacturing is already one of the most in-demand industries in America due to workforce retirements and natural business growth, but it’s also an industry with a severe shortage of skilled workers.
Millions of Americans wear glasses every day to correct their vision. But the eyewear (frames) are mostly made outside the country.
Many companies that offshored manufacturing jobs didn’t really do the math.
Brigadier Gen. John Adams served in the U.S. Army for over three decades before retiring in 2007. Now Adams is dedicated to fighting for the U.S. defense industrial base, an essential part of America’s national security.
Thanks to Sherrill Manufacturing Inc. and their brand Liberty Tabletop, silverware manufacturing is alive and well in the United States. Founded in 2005, the company took over the sprawling one-million-square-foot facilities from Oneida Ltd. and is now the only flatware maker left in the USA.
When Bill Hughes went to fight in Iraq in 2003, members of his Army unit lined their vehicles with scrap metal, sandbags and bulletproof vests to protect themselves from roadside bombs. By the time his younger brother Ryan Young was in Iraq in 2008, the vehicles were made of a high-purity aluminum alloy that was much more effective at absorbing the blast.
“I hope you’re having a meaningful day.” That might be one of the better things to say to a veteran Memorial Day. You should probably avoid the common refrain, “Thank you for your service,” according to someone who should know.