Monthly Archives: May 2012

Get in line!


Reshoring. Not the most elegant word, but a word that I love hearing. More and more firms are joining the movement of moving the production of their products back to the U.S. Reshoring is the phenomenon of American firms moving … Continue reading

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Be quiet my trembling heart!


In a recent interview with Apple CEO Tim Cook,  he was asked  whether any of Apple products would ever be made on our shores.  Mr. Cook indicated that he “hopes” Apple could actually assemble its products in the US.  Cook also stated … Continue reading

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Holier than thou


Seattle drivers love Prius cars. As I told you in the past, we Seattleites also love Subaru Outbacks. But we love Prius cars for a different reason. It allows us to be smug. You can see it when you pull … Continue reading

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My bags are already packed!


How do they make that? I often wonder that when I see a product at a store. Yesterday, I learned how they make bicycles when I toured the production facility of R+E Cycles in Seattle.  This week I will be putting … Continue reading

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The road not taken


I came across a very thoughtful post by Stacey Wagner at the Manufacturing Innovation Blog.  In it, Ms. Wagner discusses the difficulty a lot of small manufacturers are having finding qualified members of our extended American family able to work … Continue reading

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It’s child’s play


Call me old-fashioned, but I think kids are better off playing with things than playing on screens. And there is a great toy kids can play with that is made by members of our extended American family. K’NEX makes most … Continue reading

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Sign me up!


I read a great story about a couple in Ocean City, New Jersey who have opened their own “Made in America” store. John and Kathy Settelen opened their store, OC to Shining Sea, on the Boardwalk in Ocean City.  They have been doing … Continue reading

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