Can American Manufacturing Be Saved?: Why We Should and How We can

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Garrett County Press, Dec 15, 2012 - Business & Economics - 60 pages
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This book details how manufacturing developed in America through the industrial revolution and labor movement, analyzes the impact of outsourcing offshore and our nation’s trade policies, looks at what various organizations are doing to try to help save American manufacturing, and what we can do as individuals from the perspective of business owners, employees, consumers, and voters to save American manufacturing. Author Michele NashHoff argues that we will not be able to save American manufacturing unless we develop a national manufacturing strategy and change our trade policies. She supports a “Buy American” policy, recommends preventing the sale of strategic U.S.owned companies to foreign companies, and enacting legislation to prevent corporations from avoiding income taxes by incorporating in a foreign country. The 2012 edition also describes the "Reshoring Initiative" and considers the reasons why companies are returning manufacturing back to America from Asia.
 

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Contents

Preface
What Do I Mean by Manufacturing?
How Did Manufacturing Develop in America?
The Role of Unions in Shaping Americas Industrialization
What Is Happening To Manufacturing in the United States?
What Are the Effects Of Offshore Outsourcing?
How Has Industrialization Affected China and India?
Why Should We Save American Manufacturing?
Returning Manufacturing to America
Whats Being Done To Save American Manufacturing?
What Can American Manufacturers Do To Save Themselves?
How Can We Save American Manufacturing?
What Can I
END NOTES Appendix A Government Programs
Appendix B Trade Associations
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About the author (2012)

Michele NashHoff has been in and out of San Diego's hightech manufacturing industry since starting as an engineering secretary at age 18. Her career includes being part of the founding team of an electronic component manufacturer and working in the Marketing Department of Cubic Corporation's Military Systems Division. She took a hiatus from the hightech industry to attend college and graduated from San Diego State University with a bachelor's degree in French and Spanish. After returning to the manufacturing industry, she became Vice President of a sales agency covering 11 of the western states. After three years, Michele left the company to form her own sales agency, ElectroFab Sales, to work with companies to help them select the right manufacturing processes for their new and existing products.

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