=> Below is a link to one of the best article on US manufacturing I have read in a while: The Insourcing Boom.
After years of offshore production, General Electric is moving much of its far-flung appliance-manufacturing operations back home. It is not alone. An exploration of the startling, sustainable, just-getting-started return of industry to the United States.
=> A few highlights below but definitely worth the read:
– General Electric designed its Appliance Park in 1951; it was the headquarters for GE’s appliance division, as well as the place where just about all of the appliances were made.
– 1955, Appliance Park employed 16,000 workers and by the 1960s it was turning 60,000 appliances a week. It peaked at 23,000 in 1973.
– By 1984, Appliance Park had fewer employees than it did in 1955. It bottomed at 1,863 in 2011. By then, Appliance Park…
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