DC-area manufacturers take pride in work, and country
This past weekend, Sarah Halzack at the Washington Post published an article of particular interest to us at the Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM).
As you may know, AAM is located in Washington, DC. Halzack highlighted three DC-area manufacturers who have made the choice to keep their production here in the United States. The featured companies include a garment manufacturer, an electronics manufacturer, and a semi-conductor maker.
The reasons cited for keeping production in the United States?
Garment maker Cas Shiver, of Sundog Productions, named a variety of reasons. For one he likes having the consistent, smaller orders that come when manufacturing domsetically, rather than the very large, bulk orders interspersed with lulls that are common when manufacturing abroad. He also mentions that city officials helped him expedite the renovation to his facility, and he received a grant for using solar power to heat his water.
Robert Patton, of Patton Electronics, described his reason more succinctly, according to the Post: "It's the patriotic thing to do."
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