Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Why American Made Manufacturing Is Essential

“Made in the USA” is commonly seen stamped on boxes and products to display pride in the item’s origin. Fresh off of this month’s Manufacturing Day, which celebrated American industry, we’ve been thinking a lot about what it means to be “Made in the USA.” While U.S. manufacturing’s “status” seems to change with every Google search, we believe there are more positive efforts pushing the industry forward more than ever before, which is why we’re looking forward to American Made Matters day next month.

On Nov. 19, American Made Matters will work toward “educating consumers on the importance of buying American-made products,” according to a press release from the organization. In our 40 years of manufacturing instrumentation products, we’ve seen many efforts try to get the industry in the spotlight, and we believe this initiative will see major successes.

Because manufacturing is an integral part of the U.S. (and global) economy, garnering more attention for the state of the industry and its practices is nothing but positive. “Every $1 spent on American-made goods invests an additional $1.35 in the U.S. economy,” the release also states. “Furthermore, according to the government’s Advanced Manufacturing Portal, one new manufacturing job creates 1.6 additional jobs in local service businesses.”

So, celebrate American manufacturing and businesses by purchasing products that are “Made in the USA” on Nov. 19—because investing in American-made manufacturing is an investment in the country’s future.