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Planning for 2017: 7 Benefits of Manufacturing in the U.S.

Posted by Jill Worth

1/13/17 10:37 AM

As we've seen in the news lately, more U.S. companies are looking to near-shore or re-shore their manufacturing, whether it be in response to recent trends or to efficiently introduce new products to market. There are many benefits to moving production to the United States. While planning for this new year (and beyond), consider taking these seven benefits into account. 

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Topics: American Manufacturing and Products, American vs Overseas Manufacturing, Reshoring

10 Resources for American Made Holiday Gifts

Posted by Jill Worth

12/9/16 1:33 PM

Last week we featured a blog post by guest author Benn Lamm focusing on how to look for American made products.  He offered several great tips on how to determine where a product was made while you're looking for American-made products this holiday season. 

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Topics: American Manufacturing and Products, Holidays

How to Look For American-Made Products

Posted by Guest Post

11/30/16 2:15 PM

With the holiday season right around the corner, we thought it would be appropriate to provide some helpful tips when looking for American-made products.  Below is a guest post from Benjamin Lamm at Label Land, LLC, an American clothing label company located in NJ. Benjamin is a content specialist, writer, musician, father and husband (not necessarily in that order!)

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Topics: American Manufacturing and Products, Made in America

Celebrating American-Made on November 19

Posted by Jill Worth

11/9/16 10:30 AM

American Made Matters, an organization dedicated to educating consumers on the importance of buying American-made products, is holding the 4th annual American Made Matters Day on November 19th. The purpose of the event is for consumers to buy at least one U.S.-made product on this day, and to encourage consumers to buy made-in-USA products throughout the upcoming 2016 holiday season to show their support for U.S. manufacturing.

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Topics: American Manufacturing and Products, Made in America

15 Facts That Can’t Be Ignored About U.S. Manufacturing [Infographic]

Posted by Jill Worth

9/5/16 11:30 AM

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is "a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country."

There are currently 12.3 million manufacturing workers in the United States, accounting for approximately 9 percent of the U.S workforce. U.S. Manufacturing is the "driving force behind the steady economic growth, competitive advantage, innovation and high quality of life present in the United States." It has shaped the U.S. economy throughout the history of the nation. 

The growth of U.S. manufacturing over the years is certainly something to celebrate this Labor Day.  


Check out the infographic below from MP Star Financial to learn 15 facts that cant be ignored about U.S. manufacturing.

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Topics: Manufacturing, American Manufacturing and Products

Favorite American Brands Made in Pennsylvania

Posted by Jill Worth

8/16/16 6:30 AM

American manufacturing is alive and well in Pennsylvania.  When Secretary Clinton and other key policy makers visited us a few weeks ago, we were reminded of the important role we play, not only as a U.S. manufacturer since 1956, but first and foremost as a Pennsylvania manufacturer. 

Pennsylvania has a long history of industrial and manufacturing firsts.  Scranton, in the northeastern part of the state was the first city in America to be electrified.  Titusville, Pennsylvania was the birthplace of the oil industry.  Iron production first began in this state in 1716 and within 100 years coal was fueling industrial growth. 

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Topics: Pennsylvania Manufacturing, American Manufacturing and Products

The Presidential Campaign Comes to Hatfield, Pennsylvania

Posted by The Rodon Group Marketing Team

8/4/16 1:50 PM

The last week in July was a hot one for the Philadelphia region, but it didn’t wilt the spirits of the employees at The Rodon Group and K'NEX as they hosted Secretary Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine’s first campaign stop after the Democratic National Convention. Regardless of your party affiliation, this was a proud moment for our company, to be chosen to host this historic event, the first leg of a Presidential race never before seen in our country.

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Topics: Pennsylvania Manufacturing, American Manufacturing and Products, Made in America

4 "Made in America" Buying Tips for July 4th

Posted by Jill Worth

7/4/16 5:00 AM

There is no better time than the Fourth of July to begin a "Made in America" buying tradition.  You can start by checking labels.  Nutrition labeling on food tell you what contents are in a product. Country of origin labeling tells you where the contents came from and where they were assembled. With a few exceptions, the government does not require this labeling; however companies are typically proud to display their "Made in the USA" origin. More than ever, American consumers are looking to purchase products manufactured here, support jobs throughout our country and fair working conditions, and ensure quality products.  

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Topics: American Manufacturing and Products, Made in America

A Brief History of the American Manufacturing Industry + Infographic

Posted by Adam Robinson

2/22/16 9:30 AM

This article written by Adam Robinson originally appeared on the Cerasis blog on October 28, 2015

In today's post, we feature a great infographic below from a joint report by Deloitte Manufacturing and the Manufacturing Institute. Before featuring this information so that manufacturers understand how the public views them, let's first go through a brief history of the American Manufacturing Industry by highlighting some moments & inventions that changed the way of life as we know it.

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Topics: American Manufacturing and Products

Made in the USA: Is It Cheaper Than Previously Thought?

Posted by Guest Post

12/17/15 8:00 AM

For years, products made in the United States have been considered to be more expensive than products made overseas. Manufacturing was cheaper outside of the US, and it was easier to find the low-paid labor needed to keep factories running. In 2004, each manufacturing dollar in the United States cost only 86.5 cents to produce in China, leaving a much wider margin for profit for goods made overseas. According to The Boston Consulting Group, by 2014, that number had changed substantially: each manufacturing dollar in the United States costs 95.6 cents to manufacture in China. The trend suggests that the gap between those numbers can only close further. As a result, a growing number of American companies are reversing the trend and bringing manufacturing back to the United States. 

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Topics: Manufacturing, American Manufacturing and Products

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