One of the consequences of President Clinton’s granting China Most Favored Nation status and allowing them to become a member of the World Trade Organization is that China took over production of consumer goods previously made in the USA. As a result, the consumer products you buy that are “Made in China” may be made by slave labor.
About Michele Nash-Hoff
Michele is founder and president of ElectroFab Sales, a sales agency specializing in helping manufacturers select the right processes for their products since 1985.
She is currently a director on the board of the and the San Diego Inventors Forum and is also Chair of the California chapter of the Coalition for a Prosperous America.
Michele is the author of Rebuild Manufacturing – the key to American Prosperity, which is a sequel to the 2009 and 2012 edition of Can American Manufacturing Be Saved? Why We Should and How We Can available at www.amazon.com. She had her own column on IndustryWeek’s e newsline until 2018, and has written articles for many other e newslines and industry websites.
Michele earned a B. A. from San Diego State University and is a 1994 graduate of San Diego’s leadership program (LEAD San Diego). She earned a certificate in Total Quality Management in 1993 and a Yellow Belt in Lean Six Sigma in 2014.
Michele Nash-Hoff started in San Diego’s high-tech manufacturing industry as an engineering secretary at age 18 before going back to college as a young mother. Her career includes being part of the founding team of two startup companies.
She has also served as a Managing Member of two new business incubators for start-up companies while running ElectroFab in the last 20 years. The National Business Incubation Association published Michele’s first book, For Profit Business Incubators in 1998. She was a mentor for startup companies for CONNECT's Springboard program from 2015-2018.
How much the impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic has had on manufacturing depends on the state in which a manufacturer is located and what is the industry of the manufacturer.
Is your software Made in USA or Made in China? Learn why your privacy and security may depend on it.
Learn what the factory of the future will look like and why that will drive manufacturing back to the United States.
One of the dangers of reliance on foreign manufacturers is the increase of U.S. vulnerability to receiving counterfeit goods. Here’s what you need to know.
Learn why it is crucial that key components and technologies that are critical to the production of U.S. weapons and other products needed by our military and Department of Defense be produced within the United States.
American manufacturers are responsible for more than two-thirds of all private sector R&D, which ultimately benefits other manufacturing and non-manufacturing activities. Here’s what you need to know.
U.S. manufacturing generates exports that fuel our economy. See the top export per state and how the U.S. can and is making changes to support manufacturing in today’s environment
Manufacturing Jobs Pay Higher Wages than Retail or Service Jobs Continuing my series on why manufacturing is important to America, the second reason is that wages and benefits for manufacturing jobs are approximately 21 percent higher than for non-manufacturing jobs.
This week’s article begins a series of short articles on why manufacturing is important to the American economy.