PITTSBURGH—Thorley Industries LLC began planning several years ago to launch a baby car seat with a set of electronic controls and a potential novelty: The Pittsburgh-based firm considered making the seats in the U.S.
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For all expecting and new parents, you probably have learned how quickly buying your child’s products adds up! So why would you be willing to pay more for an American-made product when you could purchase a similar product or even the “same” product, produced overseas, for half the cost?
Paul Gibson works on the Geo-Spring hybrid water heater at General Electric’s Louisville, Ky., plant. For many years, GE outsourced manufacturing of the water heater to a company in China. But in 2009, it decided to bring production back to the U.S. | Photo Credit: Jackie Northam/NPR For decades, American companies have been sending their […]
Workers at a Foxconn plant assemble electronic circuit boards (AFP) Reversing a Decade of Job Losses What does a manufacturer do when it’s struggling with excessive costs? One of the most common reactions in recent years has been to pack up and move to another country or continent where it can bring its costs of […]
American companies are increasingly “reshoring” manufacturing operations from China to the US, according to a survey of executives. The shift reflects China’s ebbing competitive advantage as a low-cost manufacturing centre after years of rapid wage inflation and points to rising employment in US manufacturing, even though official data have shown little growth over […]
A growing number of American companies are moving their manufacturing back to the United States IN 2005, A START-UP company from California called ET Water Systems decided to move its manufacturing operations to China. At the time there was a general exodus to Asia in search of lower costs, […]
Reposted from THonline.com: Sometime during the past decade, when most everyone was focused on inflating the housing bubble, I was called into a senior manager’s office. My employer was planning to move an assembly line to Mexico and thought I would be a great manager for the project. As the executive […]
When manufacturing jobs move overseas we wondered if total landed costs are considered and if there is now an argument for bringing manufacturing back to the USA. This logistics practice is known commonly as “reshoring.” Our theme for the month of July is the United States or for all of you Bruce Springsteen fans – “Born in the […]
Workers cut and sew garments at Karen Kane’s manufacturing facility in Los Angeles. (Photo: Greg Cox, YouLookFab) A small but growing number of clothing designers and retailers are bringing some production back to the U.S. The firms cite rising labor costs, poor quality and long lead times in China. […]
Michele Nash-Hoff When I first started talking about saving America manufacturing and returning manufacturing to America four years ago after the first edition of my book, Can American Manufacturing be Saved? Why we should and how we can, came out, I was met with a great deal of skepticism. Some typical comments were: “I don’t think […]