'Made in USA': Not dead yet | American manufacturers move upscale, turn out high-end goods - Associated Press
WASHINGTON -- It seems like the country that used to make everything is on the brink of making nothing.In January, 207,000 U.S. manufacturing jobs vanished in the largest one-month drop since October 1982. Factoryactivity is hovering at a 28-year low. Even before the recession, plants were hemorrhaging work to foreign competitors with cheap labor. And some companies were moving production overseas.But manufacturing in the United States isn't dead or even dying. It's moving upscale, following the biggest profits, and becoming more efficient, just like Henry Ford did when he created the assembly line to make the Model T.The U.S. by far remains the world's leading manufacturer by value of goods produced. It hit a record $1.6 trillion in 2007 -- nearly double the $811 billion in 1987. For every $1 of value produced in China's factories, America generates $2.50.So what's made in the USA these days?Click the link below to read the full story.
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