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The Reshoring Initiative and Walmart Launch Effort to Help Suppliers Reshore

Reshoring Initiative and Walmart Helping Suppliers Reshore

The Reshoring Initiative recently announced a program in partnership with Walmart to help companies manufacture more consumer products in the United States.   Read more

7 Key Facts to Keep in Mind about Walmart’s U.S. Manufacturing Summit

7 Key Facts to Keep in Mind about Walmart’s U.S. Manufacturing Summit

 

It’s been two and a half years since Walmart announced its so-called “U.S. manufacturing initiative”, which means it’s time for another PR-heavy, Walmart manufacturing “summit,” this one in Bentonville, Arkansas on July 7th and 8th.  Undoubtedly, Walmart will use the summit to deliver feel-good talking points to the media, so this seems like a good time to review some facts about Walmart’s impact on the U.S. manufacturing sector, past, present and future. Read more

Made in USA Nike Footwear a Slam Dunk — Some Day

U.S.-made Nike footwear a slam dunk -- some day -- with or without trade deal, Made in USA Sneakers, American made sneakers, Made in USA Nike

President Obama is at Nike headquarters near Beaverton to promote a Pacific Rim trade agreement on May 8, 2015. Bruce Ely/Oregonian/Oregonlive/Pool

Nike took advantage of the attention generated by President Obama’s visit last week to make a bold statement: It would open a footwear factory in the United States, employing 10,000, if an international trade agreement gets approved. Read more

Nike To Create 10,000 Jobs in U.S. with Approved Trade Pact, Made in USA Nike, Made in USA Sneakers

Nike To Create 10,000 Jobs in U.S. with Approved Trade Pact

As it prepared to welcome President Obama to its headquarters campus Friday morning, Nike announced it would pour more money into advanced footwear manufacturing in the United States if and when the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade agreement is approved. Read more

Walmart suppliers grapple with challenge of 'Made in USA' labels

Walmart Suppliers Grapple With ‘Made in USA’ Labels

Detroit Quality Brushes is a company that does just what its name suggests: It makes high quality brushes in Detroit. Read more

Is America Ready for "Made in the U.S.A." Clothing?

Is America Ready for “Made in the U.S.A.” Clothing?

While the reshoring tide is undeniably rising, the prospect of clothing and apparel manufacturing returning to the United States remains uncertain. Back in the 1960s, about 95% of clothing worn in the U.S.A. was also made here. Today the opposite is true. Can we flip the switch again? Read more

President Obama Touring K’NEX Manufacturing Facility at The Rodon Group

President Obama Touring K’NEX Manufacturing Facility at The Rodon Group

When President Obama comes to Montgomery County on Friday, he will speak in front of a two-foot-tall toy helicopter, a toy roller coaster, a toy grandfather clock, a motorized toy carousel, and an American flag made of 49,000 K’Nex pieces.
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Made in USA… Again: U.S. Manufacturing Gains Momentum

Made in USA... Again: U.S. Manufacturing Gains Momentum

Maybe the once-ubiquitous label, Made in USA should be updated to: Made in USA — Again. Read more