Tag Archives: Manufacturing

Hook, line and sinker


I have never been much of a fisher.  I remember the first time my dad ever took me on a fishing trip.  My dad loved to fish for steelhead from an oar boat on the rivers in the Olympic Peninsula.  Anyway, … Continue reading

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Never underestimate the impact of the creeping artillery barrage


The first wristwatch was made in 1571, but they didn’t really come into their own until the Great War.  They say that necessity is the mother of invention, and when the Brits came up with the idea of the creeping artillery barrage, … Continue reading

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Oh, that’s shiny!


As I have posted about many times, there is absolutely no reason you have to cook with cookware made by anyone other than members of our extended American family.  I discovered a new brand the other day that had previously … Continue reading

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Reality check


One of my favorite Monty Python skits involved the Royal Society For Putting Things on top of other Things.  During the skit, John Cleese explains that his chapter of the Society has not put one thing on top of another thing in the … Continue reading

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A worthy read!


It is a simple formula. We need new jobs in this country. We can create new jobs by buying American made shoes, socks, pants, cars, freezers instead of foreign-made shoes, socks, pants, cars and freezers. So I am always on … Continue reading

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Get in line!


Reshoring. Not the most elegant word, but a word that I love hearing. More and more firms are joining the movement of moving the production of their products back to the U.S. Reshoring is the phenomenon of American firms moving … Continue reading

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The road not taken


I came across a very thoughtful post by Stacey Wagner at the Manufacturing Innovation Blog.  In it, Ms. Wagner discusses the difficulty a lot of small manufacturers are having finding qualified members of our extended American family able to work … Continue reading

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Bucking the conventional wisdom


The statistics are fairly brutal.  America has lost over seven and a half million manufacturing jobs since 1979.  We lost two million between 1979 and 1999, almost three and a half million between 1999 and 2007 and an additional two million … Continue reading

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Well that is great news!


Detroit is back.  Carmakers are set to to hire more than 13,000 members of our extended American family this year after hiring 38,000 people last year.  The new hires make about $16.00 an hour, about half of the wage of legacy … Continue reading

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Some interesting holiday reading


In order to write my book, Simply American and this blog, I have done a bit of research on all things related to American manufacturing. There are some very interesting studies and reports out there relating to the importance of the … Continue reading

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