The Good News-- manufacturing returns to an upstate New York town
ABC World News ran a great 'Made in America' segment last night that showed what happens when manufacturing comes back to a town.
Malta, NY is the site of a new Global Foundries factory. The new plant, which manufactures microchips, is as large as six football fields and houses 1,300 employees.
Global Foundries said they chose to locate their site in the U.S. because of the technical know-how and advanced machinery that the U.S. possesses. Malta proved an especially desireable location because there are more than 17 schools nearby that are able to collectively train a large, highly skilled workforce.
To demonstrate just how much of an impact the factory has had on the surrounding community, ABC's David Muir flew over the town in a helicopter to witness some of the logistical changes-- the vast new factory, the increased traffic of commuting employees, the resulting new streets and intersections.
Bottom line: Manufacturing supports jobs, communities, people.
CLICK HERE to watch the full segment below (which starts at 9:34 into the program).
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