Manufacturing expanding in the US

According to Forbes, manufacturing is on the rise in the U.S. Industry growth has been expanding faster than the country's overall GDP. This could be a sustainable, long-term situation, in which companies that have offshored their factories are moving back to the U.S. and creating jobs in this country.

The reason companies began to offshore in the first place was that it was cheaper to do so, but lately, prices have become more level, with the U.S. at a distinct advantage due to its cheaper energy that has come from hydraulic fracturing. In fact, because the U.S. is the biggest producer of natural gas and oil in the world, it has major energy advantages over other countries. Companies that use a large amount of gas or electricity benefit greatly from working in the U.S., according to Forbes.

Additionally, companies that want to gain a foothold in the U.S. market generally find it is cheaper to build here and then ship to other parts of North America, rather than transport their products from China to the U.S., which requires more time and money.

Two examples of companies building sustainable manufacturing companies in the US
Forma Apparel Manufacturing is a textiles and clothing company that seeks to bring high-quality raw materials and finished goods to clothing designers, according to Their extra attention to detail has earned them many clients who want to design high-end clothes and have them made to exacting standards. One advantage they offer over manufacturers in foreign countries is the "Made in the U.S.A." tag that goes on the finished product.

Another company opening in Ohio is Stolle Machinery Co., which makes equipment for the canning industry, according to They are coming to Green, Ohio, and will give 127 high-paying manufacturing jobs to the city. The payroll will total $7 million.

The company will move into facilities in one of Green's industrial parks, and slowly build up its manufacturing business between 2016 and 2020. This is part of Stolle's plan to expand. It found that its previous factory in Canton, Ohio, was too small, and so it is moving to a larger space where it will buy more machines to handle more orders. It currently has 85 workers, but it will add 42 more as it grows.

Expanding businesses should work with manufacturing recruiters to find the best possible candidates for their open positions