Reshoring is a term heard often throughout the modern manufacturing industry. Bringing jobs that were once outsourced to other countries back to the United States is the ultimate goal. The modern manufacturing industry calls for a new kind of workforce, highly skilled and educated, a perfect fit for Americans. Increasing foreign labor costs and an increasingly complex supply chain is enticing businesses to bring manufacturing jobs back to the U.S. but understanding how much progress is being made is vital for future success.

Made popular by the Reshoring Initiative, their goal is to bring good, well-paying manufacturing jobs back to the United States. They assist companies to more accurately assess their total cost of offshoring and show these businesses the true savings that are possible by utilizing local workforce resources. They are a nonprofit organization and offer free tools for business owners to get started.

MFG Talk Radio was lucky enough to speak with the Founder of the Reshoring Initiative, Harry Moser. Listen in to that interview for a deeper look into the organization and what they want to accomplish:

Let’s take a look at the Reshoring Initiative and how much progress has already been made.

When looking at the Reshoring movement over the past five years, five manufacturers stand out. GM, Boeing, Ford, GE, and Caterpillar have made great strides forward in regard to bringing jobs back to the United States. GM is responsible for reshoring 15,450 manufacturing jobs; Boeing ranked second at 5,725; Ford reshored 3,350 jobs; GE came in fourth at 2,566 new American manufacturing jobs and Caterpillar came in fifth with 2,100 jobs reshored. These aren’t the only companies that did their part in bringing jobs back to the United States. There are many companies from a variety of sectors that have taken it upon themselves to bring back offshored jobs.

Bringing these jobs back to the United States is not only a great move for the communities that rely on a thriving manufacturing workforce but the economy as a whole. “With 3 to 4 million manufacturing jobs still offshore, as measured by our $500 billion per year trade deficit, there is potential for much more growth,” Harry Moser stated.

With organizations like the Reshoring Initiative, it’s become easier to understand the true cost of offshoring employment. As more manufacturers begin investigating the opportunities the American workforce has to offer, the trend will continue to catch on. It’s not a simple task for a company, especially a manufacturer to uproot their offshored business, however, the benefits could far outweigh any potential disruptions.


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Wood County Christian honor roll

by admin on July 21, 2017

Grades one through eight:

Principal’s List (4.0 averages):

First grade – Calli Angelos, Logan Bowersock, Caleb Coppernoll, Allison Fluharty, Adrian Grantham, Elliot Handley, Hudson Hess, Rowan Johnson, Brynlee Joseph, Gatlin McLain, Ellie Piatt, Rowen Postlewait, Isaac Shirey, Brayden Shreeves, Brockten Small, Elana Taylor, Jocelyn Vernon, Kyler Yonley.

Second grade – Sophie Azinger, Jude Bills, Jadon Blackwell, Claire Cox, Koa Navarro, Marie Silvis, Ava Smith, Lillian Vernon, Emma Wile.

Third grade – Peyton Allen, Anna Bowersock, Hayden Breece, Cameron Coppernoll, Skyley Gutberlet, Paige Kuhl, Sophia Moser, Isabella Riggs, Andrew Seigneur, Harry Silvis, Brodic Stewart, Sarra Wile.

Fourth grade – Joscelyn Anderson, Cooper Billingsley, Sophia Board, Aurora Cobb, Peyton Davis, Sydney Davis, Ava Dunn, Grace Hall, Cameron Holmes, Braeyn Joseph, Megan Midcap, Dwight Proper, Aubrey Simms.

Fifth grade – Eleni Angelos, Keeley Gutberlet, Livia Meyer, Rowyn Wharton.

Sixth grade – Isabella Allen, Charlee Breece, Jacob Cox, Lacey Dimit, Andrew Florence, Wyatt Hall, Deborah Hardbarger, Alexander Irvin, Cala Palmer, Kaden Spencer, Kylie Spencer, Jeremy Stoia, Reese Yoho.

Seventh grade – Franklin Angelos, Grace Davis, Katherine Michael, Chloe Stump, Regan Vernon, Carsyn Wharton, Taylor Yoho.

Eighth grade – Krystyanna Bules, Meagan Elliott, Benjamin Ferrebee, Camryn Irvin, Sarah Michael, Sarah Pickrell.

“A” Honor Roll

First grade -Laina Huck, Braelyn Jones, Alaina Merrill, Olivia Shelton, Brooklyn Smith.

Second grade -Jacie Crothers, Griffin Wharton, Annistyn Wilson.

Third grade – Kendall Davis, Kate Florence, Holden Misel, Avery Plemons, Avie Sprouse, Malyk Tackett, Daisy Vernon.

Fourth grade – Jonah Barnhart, Jonah Bosgraf, Savannah Keife, Sophia Meyer, Emma Murphy, Leilani Navarro, Emma Rogers, Bricia Shultz, Grady Spencer, Keira Williams, River Wilson, Camryn Yoho.

Fifth grade – Emma Benson, Talise Billiter, Isaiah Boardman, Kylee Border, Loralei Criss, Jonathan Russell, Connor Shirey, Sophia Thibault.

Sixth grade – Thomas Billingsley, Abigail Boyter, Joel Christman, Sophie Dougherty, Stella Dunn, Matthew Easter, Robert Hite, Logan Jackson, Gracelynn Napier, Natalie Pickrell, Carrie Perkins, Landen Rake, Brandon Russell, Amariah Sprouse, Bridget Ward, Sky Wilson.

Seventh grade – Abigail Benson, Steven Brown, Carson Chambers, Michael Cline, Allison Cumpston, Amelia Gesell, Sydney Gentry, Tucker Heslop, Elijah Kuhl, Melina Matics, Hudson Misel, Grace Smearman, Ephraim Stewart, Samuel Watts, Isaac Weekley.

Eighth grade – Maddison Baum, Sierra Bennett, Sarah Brooker, Samuel Cremeans, Abby Hicks, Madison Jackson, Ellie Powell, Luis Salas, Kayla Vernon, Caitlyn Williams, Jesse Woomer.

B Honor Roll

First grade – Zoe Dye, Maura Misel.

Second grade – Daniel Anderson, Issac Cisler, Jacie Crothers, Jacob Crothers.

Third grade – Wyatt Criss, Kylie Sprouse.

Fourth grade – Alex Allphin, Elijah Christman, Jonathan Dimit, Charles Merrill.

Fifth grade – Charles Geselle, Brendan Greene.

Sixth grade – Samantha Hall, Janelle Hawkins, Balin Luft.

Seventh grade – Maxwell Crum, Serenity Sprouse, Josiah Thompson.

Eighth grade – Kyle Mahoney, Roseanna O’Brien, Emily Robinson.

Wood County Christian School announces the honor lists for the fourth nine-week grading period. (Grades 9-12) 2014-15

Principal’s list (4.0 average)

Ninth grade – Tucker Dougherty, Jake Headley, Annemarie Moser, Mattie Newsom, Abram Poling, Sidney Strause.

Tenth grade – Pyper Atkinson, Thomas Azinger, Hannah Davis, Madeline Kuhl, Mitchell Miller, Chloe Stevens, Hadden Thibault, Ethan Thibault.

Eleventh grade – Emma Christman, Alivia Moser, Jillian Shockley.

Twelfth grade – Maxwell Miller, Elise Reynolds, Anna Ward.

“A” Honor Roll (3.50 to 3.99 average)

Ninth grade – Emily Blevins, Brooke Copenhaver, Trey Davis, Josie Hall, Kaleigh Hesson, Joyce McSherry, Garrett Napier, Sydney Nuckolls, Abby Orall, Alexis Shutts, Janna Spencer, Joshua Stoia, Cody Tuley.

Tenth grade – Debria Babcock, Kaitlyn Benson, Samuel Blauser, Ellie Christman, Kristen Houser, Charity Lord, Alexandra Tennant.

Eleventh grade – Maxwell Bennett, Asher Bice, Emily Browning, Harmony Doyle, Rachel Graham, Holly Haught, Hannah Headley, Kenneth Leslie, Allison Mendoza, Ryan Pickrell, Luke Spencer.

Twelfth grade – Abigail Blauser, Austin Cutlip, Olivia Eckels, Maggie Frock, Jordan Heslop, Walter Houser, Renee Knolle, Landon Mahoney, Reason Parks, Hannah Riggs, Courtney Sentell, Morgan Simmons, David Spencer, Bailey Tackett.

Merit List (3.00 to 3.49 average)

Ninth grade – Grace Brookover, Ryder Davis, Evelyn Gesell, Bennet Haught, Samuel Thompson, Autumn VanCamp.

Tenth grade – Josie Boyd, Eli Francis, Joshua Goocey.

Eleventh grade – Madelyn Goff, Mack Haessly, Brandon Herridge, Sydney Lewis, Jacob Powell, Nathan Ward.

Twelfth grade – Todd Goocey, Peyton Thibault.

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The End of Globalization

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The End of Globalisation

July 19, 2017
Between 2010 and 2015, over 1300 companies brought production back to the US. Even Apple and Google have started to reshore significant manufacturing operations. At present three-fourths of everything bought in the US is made in the US.
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Changes to border tax, NAFTA, will harm automakers, suppliers, study says

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Border Tax and NAFTA Exit Could Harm US Motor Vehicle Manufacturers, Study Finds

July 18, 2017
If the support for a border tax and withdrawing from NAFTA is intended to create conditions that encourage the expansion of U.S. automotive factories and reshoring from other countries, macro trends in the global auto industry work against that outcome.
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Tariffs on Mexican auto exports would hit consumers: study

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