By now, it’s no secret that U.S. manufacturing is making a comeback, and it couldn’t have come at a better time for the nation’s economy. The auto industry is a large part of this much-needed drive to bring jobs home, and it’s looking like even the unlikeliest of manufacturers are ready to join the boom.
A couple of television manufacturers have set up shop in Michigan. You read right. Not China, Mexico or any other likely location. Minnesota-based Element Electronics and Michigan-based Lotus International are already in the process of building new flat-screen TVs.
The reason for reviving an industry long thought dead in the United States has much to do with shifting economic conditions in China, which make it more cost-effective to hire U.S. workers and manufacture locally.
As a leading domestic manufacturer that specializes in welding, aluminum fabricating and bar milling, we’re happy to see jobs like these return to the United States. It’s an encouraging sign of things to come.