FACT SHEET

“Save Your Factory” Background

Competition in the manufacturing industry is escalating as North American corporations struggle to compete in the global marketplace.  A variety of outside pressures, including a difficult economy and increased customer demand, has forced industries to look closely at methods to reduce operating costs.  In recent years, the trend had been to abandon existing facilities and ship operations overseas to take advantage of low labor costs.  Recently, hidden costs such as increased taxes, high shipping rates, and lack of product control has caused manufacturers to instead improve their North American factory and streamline the manufacturing process.  The result: lower overall costs and an abundance of jobs that remain in North America.  

US Market Shines Brighter
Wall St. Journal – 02/12 - See Article

US Manufacturing Making a Comeback
Columbus Dispatch – 01/12 - See Article

How the iPhone Saved a Corning Factory
CNN Money– 05/12 - See Article

US Market Shines Brighter
Wall St. Journal – 02/12 - See Article

US Manufacturing Making a Comeback
Columbus Dispatch – 01/12 - See Article

Robots Play a Big Role in Keeping
Little Giant Ladders Made in America

Industry Week – 01/12 - See Article

Cutting-Edge Robotics in Automation Lab
mtairynews.com – 12/11 -See Article

Re-shoring: It's Going to Happen Anyway
PFOnline – 09/11 - See Article

Re-shoring: The Tepid Recovery and More
AmericanManufacturing.org - 07/11 - See Article

Manufacturing Jobs Returning
automationworld.com – 6/11 -See Article

Re-shoring Initiatives Help Companies
Avoid Global Supply Chain Risk

The Baltimore Sun – 4/11 -See Article

Is re-shoring the new green
manufacturing buzzword?

Design World – 3/11 -See Article

Made (once again) in America
mfrtech.com – 2/11 -See Article

Robots Save and Create Mfg Jobs
Industry Week – 1/11 -See Article

 

Resources

There are many resources available to assist the North American manufacturing industry. 

To schedule an interview, contact Cathy Powell at (248) 377-7570 or Email