Monthly Archives: May 2012

Three to read


I read a lot of articles about manufacturing.  I suppose I should get out more, but I find the subject very interesting.  I came across three interesting articles earlier this year written by members of the Brookings Institute.  I would recommend them … Continue reading

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Fellow Travelers


It is always nice to discover like-minded people. For the past nine months, I have been blogging about how we can create jobs in this country by purchasing consumer goods made by members of our extended American family.  I am … Continue reading

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Cleanliness is next to godliness!


It sounds strange, but I like vacuuming. I have a ritual when it is time to use the vacuum: Check the bag, Turn on loud music, Don’t stop until the dust bunnies are vanquished. My friend Karen Freeman alerted me to … Continue reading

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Squeaky clean


I had to clean the kitchen windows last weekend.  They were so dirty I could barely see through them.  So, I went down to the basement and collected my window cleaning equipment which is made here in the States.  It … Continue reading

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Bucking the conventional wisdom


The statistics are fairly brutal.  America has lost over seven and a half million manufacturing jobs since 1979.  We lost two million between 1979 and 1999, almost three and a half million between 1999 and 2007 and an additional two million … Continue reading

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Get your motor running!


Good news on the reshoring front.  Cleveland CycleWerks is going to move motorcycle manufacturing jobs from China to, wait for it, Cleveland.  Scott Colosimo, owner of Cleveland CycleWerks, is to be commended for this action.  Mr. Colosimo hopes to be … Continue reading

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Putting your best foot forward


One of the first companies I contacted when I began to write my book, Simply American, Putting Our Extended American Family Back to Work, was Wigwam Mills.  Wigwam is the premier manufacturer of socks in the U.S.; their plant in Sheboygan, … Continue reading

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