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Happy Manufacturing Day!

The second annual Manufacturing Day will be held today throughout the U.S.

October 4, 2013

The second annual Manufacturing Day will be held today throughout the U.S. Domestic ceramic manufacturing has undergone some tough years (arguably decades), most recently as a result of the worldwide economic recession and less recently due to significant consolidation and production shifts out of the country (notably to Mexico and China). Many manufacturers involved in the advanced/technical sector, however, are enjoying multiple domestic opportunities due to technological advances and the increasing acceptance of ceramic and glass components in a multitude of applications. In fact, our recent exclusive listing of the worldwide Top 10 Advanced Ceramic Manufacturers includes three U.S.-based companies within the top six positions of the ranking.

Interestingly, increasing pay levels and environmental regulations (among other factors) in China have prompted many manufacturers to consider reshoring their operations back to the U.S. The results of a recent survey of executives at large U.S.-based companies show that, “when asked whether they expect to move production in light of rising wages in China, 21% of respondents—around twice as many as in 2012—said they are ‘actively doing this’ or that they ‘will move production to the U.S. in the next two years.’”

According to the www.mfgday.com website, “Manufacturers, educational institutions and others are encouraged to host events that will highlight the importance of manufacturing to the nation’s economy and draw attention to the many rewarding high-skill jobs in manufacturing fields.” Is your company planning anything special for Manufacturing Day? If so, I’d love to hear about it! Please contact me at suttons@bnpmedia.com or (330) 336-4098 to share your story. 

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