Making It Easier to be “Made in America”

Ergotronix is Proud to be Made in America

It was a great year for US manufacturing. Reuters published an article about auto sales, showing that 17.47 million cars were sold in 2015, breaking a record set way back in 2000. (Data was gathered by Autodata Corp.) Automobile factories were humming all year and will continue through 2016, since forecasters predict record-breaking sales for this year as well. Automobile sales were boosted by low gas prices, financing options, and-most importantly-economic growth.

Aerospace, defense, and marine manufacturing were strong, too. While these statistics provide an optimistic outlook on manufacturing in the USA, there are still impediments to US manufacturing growth, making it difficult to be “Made in America.” And that’s a major problem – there are seven million fewer factory workers than there were in 1998, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics data. In the 12-year period between January 1998 and January 2010, the number of Americans employed in the manufacturing sector decreased by 35%!

We took a look at the issues in a series of campaigns, and the third and final one identified two major problems:  overregulation and a shortage of experienced workers.  The White House added 22 Billion dollars in compliance costs in 2012 alone, and 84% of industrial CEOs said they cannot find the workers they need even “when 80% of manufacturing companies are willing to pay more than the market wage rates for workforce positions reflecting this talent shortage”. (

Check it out and let us know what you think we should do to Make it BETTER in America.



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