Trade War Casualties: Factories Shifting Out Of China

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China-based manufacturers were already in the process of moving to lower-cost Southeast Asia. We run production runs in India, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Philippines, and Mexico right now. By Kenneth Rapoza, Contributor, Forbes.

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Bringing jobs back to America: Rebuilding manufacturing…

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The audience answered that it was made in China, Bangladesh, or some other country in the Pacific Rim. Presidents of companies were only getting partial answers about the process of manufacturing overseas. They didn’t have a grasp on the concept of designing a product at home, having it built thousands of miles away, and everything that such a process would entail.”

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How robots will reshape the U.S. economy

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Robots help companies automate the most mundane and repetitive parts of their processes, freeing skilled workers to focus on more business-critical tasks. By Jim Rock, TechCrunch. Few doubt that our future — both immediate and long term — will be heavily impacted by robots.

Why it’s now cheaper to produce some goods in the South…

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Before World War II, red-brick textile mills that processed cotton and wove it into cloth were all over the southern United States, dotting the Carolinas, Georgia and Alabama. More labor-intensive work, like actually sewing garments, still relies on inexpensive workers in Bangladesh, Vietnam, Mexico and elsewhere. “Why it’s now cheaper to produce some goods in the South than in China” By Ana Swanson, Washington Post.