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 •  November 21, 2017

What are the major trends transforming manufacturing in the U.S? Conventional wisdom, as reflected in much of the U.S. news media, seems to view manufacturing as an unchanging or change-averse business sector notable for its grease-stained, blue collar workforce and outdated heavy equipment. This stigmatizing (and utterly mistaken) perception often...

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 •  June 8, 2017

The notion that U.S. manufacturing is "coming back" has always been a misnomer. Most of the goods that feed America's consumer-driven economy are still made here. As Harold L. Sirkin of the Boston Consulting Group pointed out in 2012, "The U.S. manufactures $3.4 trillion worth of goods annually, nearly three-quarters of what it consumes." It's a...

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 •  May 8, 2017

New research from the Reshoring Initiative confirms what many have been speculating: Rising costs for overseas labor and services and important brand considerations are now compelling U.S. companies to reshore jobs or create new jobs domestically. From the new report: "In 2014 and 2015 parity was reached between offshoring and returning jobs,...

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 •  June 9, 2016

Robots are increasingly important to the U.S. manufacturing industry, as automation provides a productivity boost that's critical for reshoring. Industry analysts see a bright future for robotics in manufacturing nationwide, including the dozens of robotics companies in the Rocky Mountains. All of the regional companies contacted for this story...