Ford is investing $1 billion, adding jobs at Chicago factories as it makes cuts overseas. They are investing about $1 billion in assembly and stamping plants in Chicago. The automaker is expanding production of the new Ford Explorer, Lincon Aviator, and Police Interceptor. Read more
Made in USA. Three little words, with a not so little impact! Read more
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. Read more
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. Read more
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. Read more
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. Read more
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