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Old 05-22-2012, 04:14 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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GREENVILLE, Ohio—When Bill Good was a student at Auburn University in Alabama in the 1980s, he worked at a company producing American-made fitness equipment—a business eventually wiped out by low-cost imports from Asia.

He later worked at Char-Broil LLC, a Columbus, Ga.-based maker of grills, where he was involved in a decision in 2004 to move production to China from the U.S., an episode he recalls as "extremely painful." It was part of a vast tide of similar decisions that helped reduce U.S. manufacturing employment by about six million jobs, or one-third, between 1997 and 2010.

Once Made in China: Jobs Trickle Back to U.S. Plants - WSJ.com
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Old 05-22-2012, 08:34 PM
 
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The punchline is that the moved KitchenAide mixer production back to OH which added 25 jobs. Not exactly gonna turn the tide, more of a "every little bit helps"... Yay.

Video - At Whirlpool, Some Manufacturing Jobs are Back From Overseas. - WSJ.com
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Old 05-23-2012, 08:16 PM
 
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To balance things out a bit: Intel CEO: U.S. faces looming tech decline | Politics and Law - CNET News
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Old 05-24-2012, 06:04 PM
 
Location: World
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I would suggest marking a sign/sticker/emblem on every made in USA product in retail/big box stores so that consumers can know easily whether a product is china made or US. that way more and more people will be willing to buy made in USA.
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