Category: Outsourcing

Made In America 2019

BE AMERICAN. BUY AMERICAN MADE.

MADE IN AMERICA 2019 will come alive at the Indiana Convention Center on October 3rd-6th, 2019. We’ll be hosting over 30,000 people intent on aligning with the goal of raising the economic importance of American Manufacturing. Anyone can attend by registering here or inquire to showcase as a U.S. Manufacturer or American Made brand.

There will also be a slate of cutting-edge educational sessions, high-level keynote addresses, and panel discussions featuring manufacturing specialists and professionals from key segments of the manufacturing community. Made In America 2019 will have an audience of consumers, media, industry professionals, government, advocates, all bringing together 800 manufacturers & brands.

 

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Why ‘Made in America’ Is Stitched Into the Law, but Not the Uniforms

More Transportation Security Administration uniforms have been made in Mexico in recent years than in the United States, despite rules requiring the Department of Homeland Security to “buy American.”CreditDavid Mcnew/Getty Images

WASHINGTON — President Trump’s push to “buy American” has been a key initiative of his administration, and Mr. Trump speaks frequently about ensuring that the federal government is buying American products.

So it might come as a surprise that the uniforms of those Secret Service agents that protect and surround him every day are probably made outside the United States, most likely in Mexico.

The United States government has several laws on the books that require the military and other national security agencies to buy from American sources, when possible. But a new report from the Government Accountability Office shows how a primary rule covering the Department of Homeland Security, called the Kissell Amendment, has been undercut by a slew of bureaucratic restrictions and obligations required by international trade agreements.

As a result, over roughly the past three years, more Secret Service uniforms have been made in Mexico than in any other country — including the United States. The same goes for uniforms procured for Transportation Security Administration workers. The majority of uniforms for Customs and Border Protection and Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents are also made outside the United States, in countries like El Salvador, Honduras, Mexico and Cambodia.

“It really doesn’t have much impact at all,” Kimberly Gianopoulos, the director of the Government Accountability Office’s international affairs and trade team, said of the Kissell Amendment.

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Trump tells manufacturers he will cut regulations, taxes, but must reshore

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Ford Announces $1.6 Billion Investment in Mexico

Ford announces $1.6 billion investment in Mexico, derided by Trump
A Ford logo is pictured at a store of the automaker, in Mexico City, Mexico, April 5, 2016. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

DETROIT/WASHINGTON/MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Ford Motor Co (F.N) on Tuesday announced it would invest $1.6 billion to build more small cars in Mexico, starting in 2018, triggering a fresh blast of criticism from Republican front-runner Donald Trump. Continue reading “Ford Announces $1.6 Billion Investment in Mexico”

Honest Co. Faces Big Questions After Lawsuits

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Honest Co. headquarters in Santa Monica. The company, launched five years ago, pledged to “build a culture of honesty.” (Emily Berl)

When Honest Co. launched five years ago, the Santa Monica firm targeted a market uncommon among start-ups: diapers. Continue reading “Honest Co. Faces Big Questions After Lawsuits”

RIP Manufacturing Renaissance (and Reshoring) Claims

RIP Manufacturing Renaissance (and Reshoring) Claims

Because manufacturers (and others) don’t always do what they say, surveys of their intentions on hiring and investment and the like should always be taken with a big boulder of salt – the more so since the questions are often asked and the answers given in a political and policy context.

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