Did you know that in the last three years, reshoring added over 100,000 jobs in the U.S.? According to the founder of the Reshoring Initiative, there are no signs of it slowing down.
In the past, we’ve written about American manufacturing’s comeback. In posts such as this one, we talked about some of the reasons behind the recovery—reasons that include the country’s natural gas boom, competitive domestic labor prices (compared to rising overseas labor costs), and American-made quality.
Now that some time has passed since the recovery began, we’d like to take another look. Is the reshoring continuing? Has recovery remained steady? We believe it has, and so do many experts. In fact, many are using the word “renaissance.”
This article states that “There is indeed a renaissance in American manufacturing…and one that can still be a source of pride.” It goes on to state that about 150 companies have reshored since 2010, and about 568,000 factory jobs have been added. The numbers don’t lie. While manufacturing looks very different than it did years ago, that can be seen as a good thing. It’s now a hotbed of technology and innovation.
As a result, not only are companies actively reshoring, but products that were almost completely made outside of the U.S.—like appliances—are now being made here again. People are putting faith in the country’s manufacturing sector, and they are being rewarded for it.
Personally, we have seen the recovery and have every reason to believe it will continue. We are seeing continued interest in American-made products, and have experienced an increase in business as a result.
We are a proud American manufacturer—proud of the products we make and proud of the industry as a whole—and we are happy to see that we certainly aren’t the only ones.