Metal Fabrication

February 4th, 2015

The manufacturing industry is hitting its stride in recent years — both benefiting from and driving the economic recovery. Coming off a solid 2014, manufacturers are confident that the wind is finally at their backs. Based on early indicators, 2015 is shaping up to be yet another strong year for this industry. Here are four key indicators supporting this assumption:

January 29th, 2015

If a consumer hesitates to commit to the “Made in the USA” label, it’s likely because of cost. It’s largely accepted that items manufactured locally  — while usually of higher quality — will cost slightly more than those made in other parts of the world.

January 16th, 2015

The claim “Made in the USA” carries a lot of weight because it refers to quality and local jobs. But it’s also a broad statement.  After all, it’s a big country. While U.S. manufacturing is clearly a huge boom to the nation’s economy (especially in recent years), certain regions of the country are clear benefactors of local manufacturing.

November 25th, 2014

After several years of shrinking and languishing in the economic doldrums, the U.S. manufacturing industry is growing rapidly regardless of the economic yardstick you choose to measure it by. Each positive milestone is excellent news for hard-hit manufacturers, but each positive outcome brings new challenges along with the benefit.

November 24th, 2014

Manufacturers face a growing shortage of skilled workers to fill open positions, especially as the manufacturing sector continues to expand. The ISM reports that the U.S. manufacturing sector expanded in October 2014 for the 17th consecutive month.