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Good news for U.S. manufacturers: stateside production and employment opportunities are on the rise.
Historically there has been a lot of hype around the American made topic, but there is a heightened awareness in recent years, which has drawn more attention to this subject now more than ever. This is mostly due to reshoring by major manufacturers, the US Government with SelectUSA and STEM programs, and all of the issues we face with counterfeiting and sub-par products.
Wal-Mart is making a big deal out of the fact that much of its merchandise is “Made in the U.S.A.” The company is two years into a 10-year plan to spend some $250 billion more on products from U.S. factories and even hosts an annual summit on domestic manufacturing.
“American manufacturing is back!” breathlessly exclaim the ebullient cheerleaders in locales such as Forbes and the Boston Consulting Group. But while U.S. manufacturing may have bounced back slightly from Great Recession-lows, the reality is that America’s manufacturing recovery remains tenuous. On this National Manufacturing Day, policymakers can and should be doing much more to stimulate the growth and competitiveness of America’s manufacturing economy.
CERTIFIED, Inc. (madeinusa.net), the nation’s leading independent, non-governmental organization (NGO) certification company Made in USA claims, reported today that KLEAR VU CORPORATION of Fall River, Massachusetts has earned a Made in USA CERTIFIED® Seal for its quality Delightfill® chair pad and chair pad gripper line, fully documenting these products comply with the qualification and quantification that all or virtually all of the product components originate in the United States.
CERTIFIED, Inc. (madeinusa.net), the nation’s leading independent, non-governmental organization (NGO) certification company for Country of Origin claims, reported today that ZEIGLER’S has earned a Product of USA CERTIFIEDTM Seal for its natural Apple Cider, the first such cider to qualify after a detailed supply chain audit that documents all components and processes. Such certification will reinforce to consumers the quality of ZEIGLER’S Apple Cider.
A “Made in USA” label is becoming a more actively coveted item. But local footwear brand New Balance has long been crafting a number of their sneakers domestically.
It’s about pride in what we do, not about protectionism. BY MARK DWIGHT The Case for ‘Made in America’ I proudly add the “Made in USA” label to every product I manufacture in my San Francisco factory. Making bags in this country is fundamentally important to me and to my company–but maybe not for the reasons you think. Here at Rickshaw Bagworks, making our own products is a celebration of our passion for making things, not a protest of outsourcing or offshoring. I’m not a protectionist, and I’m not a Made-in-America zealot. We live in the modern global economy–I get it. In fact, my original plan was to import partially made bags from China and do only the final assembly in...
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