Today's MFG fact: Wages from the steel industry's early history

Posted by LDonia on 09/13/2013

Readers of the Alliance for American Manufacturing's Early Shift know that manufacturing wages are a hot topic today.

Lo and behold, today's piece of manufacturing trivia fits the theme too.

This information comes to us via PBS's American Experience, where you can find some other tidbits about Mr. Carnegie and his steel operation.

And here's a piece of sub-trivia, if you will: It took the wages of roughly 4,000 steel workers to match the money Mr. Carnegie made each year.

Be sure to check out the rest of our manufacturing facts.

Photo from flickr user rich701, used following Creative Commons guidelines.

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