American Manufacturing: Why and How to Keep it Moving Forward

From consistent stories of manufacturers taking part in reshoring, to solid data showcasing the growth of the industry, American manufacturing is now in the midst of optimistic times. In fact, according to this recent article, “Manufacturing activity in the U.S. expanded at the fastest pace in 2½ years last month…[which was] the fifth straight gain for the index.”

However, this doesn’t mean we can let down our guards and assume it will just continue. manufacturingday9We all need to remain proactive and continue this forward motion. We need to remember that by supporting American manufacturing and buying American-made products, we directly impact our economy and our workforce. Simply put, the more U.S. products consumers purchase, the more American jobs are saved and created.

What can we as individuals do? One easy but significant thing is to take part in American Made Matters® Day, on November 19. This is a day being organized by American Made Matters® whose purpose is to encourage “consumers to buy at least one American-made product to show their support for American manufacturing…[and to] kick-off a movement encouraging Americans to buy products made in America throughout the upcoming holiday shopping season.”

If every American takes part in this, the positive effects on manufacturing and our economy could be widespread and truly great. At Pentaflex Inc., we believe in the cause and in this great industry, and know firsthand the value and importance of this country’s manufacturing sector. We have been a “Made in the USA” supplier for over 40 years, located in Springfield, Ohio.

As a stamper of heavy metal deep drawn stampings, we recognize the importance of manufacturing in America, in order to support American industry for many distinct advantages. The majority of our products are built into the axles, brakes, suspensions, and exhaust systems of American-built class 8 trucks. We also export our products for building in the global facilities of American truck manufacturers manufacturing products for their local market. The local nature of our stampings for North American truck manufacturers is important toward controlling costs based on material, logistics, and technology advantages.

As a proud American manufacturer, we support and rely upon utilizing domestic products, and we encourage everyone to take part in the mission.