Sometime in 2018 China will open the largest Sew Bot Factory in Arkansas and begin making shirts at a cost of only thirty-three cents each. While these shirts may have the Made in America label they will not be made by an American owned company.
The Department of Defense and the Department of Commerce, together with the White House, are taking steps to ensure enforcement of Buy American Laws. It requires the federal government make a preference for domestic goods & manufactured products.
The number of companies bringing production back to the US or initiating production here has jumped since the 2016 election. In first quarter 2017 that number reached nearly 45,000, up from just over 30,000.
Most Americans unaware that as U.S. manufacturing jobs have disappeared, output has grown. Due in part to the manufacturing industry investing in more machinary, workers becoming more skilled and educated and the streamlining of the manufacturing process.
In 2015 the Sacramento City Unified School District was criticized for buying canned peaches, pears & applesauce from China. which was a violation of the Buy American provision of the National School Lunch Act.
We just want to say congratulations again to everyone who was invited to attend the round table at the White House in July. It is our hope that American manufacturing will continue to grow and in turn help keep jobs in America.