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As a supporter of small businesses and U.S. made products, former “Cheers” star John Ratzenberger is linking his celebrity status to a crowdfunding effort to produce a new television series that will showcase American manufacturing, with a special emphasis on today’s factory worker.
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Speaking to steel workers two weeks ago, President Barack Obama asserted that ingenuity and adaptability are driving a resurgence in American manufacturing.
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As manufacturers in the United States recalculate and compare the total costs of operating offshore, some are beginning to bring production back to the states. If the trend continues, as experts believe, reshoring could generate millions of new manufacturing jobs over the rest of the decade.
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A majority of manufacturing executives at companies with sales greater than $1 billion claim in a new survey that they are pulling production back from China and returning it to the U.S., or are at least considering such a move. Labor costs, proximity to customers and product quality are key reasons for production location decisions.
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Bringing manufacturing jobs back to America starts with consumers, according to author Richard Roedel, who witnessed firsthand how outsourcing can cost jobs and affect the quality of products when he worked as a real estate executive. During the height of the recession, he saw his career come to an end and decided to switch gears to the health care field at age 50. He went back to school to boost his skills needed in a competitive job market.
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Schreder Lighting US is launching their new energy efficient LED luminaires that are produced in their newly opened facility in Addison, IL.

The Alura LED is the companies next generation of lighting that looks to deliver “The Right Light” by offering high-performance, technological solutions that make this light source a valid alternative to traditional sources. The LED-equipped Alura features: Read more

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