Welcome to this year’s Made in America feature, where we celebrate those companies that are manufacturing their high-quality products right here in the U.S.A.
So what’s the state of manufacturing in the country today? According to the 2016 Global Manufacturing Competitiveness Index, the U.S. is the second most competitive manufacturing nation in the world with its position only expected to improve: the U.S. ranked 4th in 2010, 3rd in 2013, and is expected to rate as the most competitive manufacturer in the world by 2020.
The reasons for the improvement are manifold, but two important ones are high tech and high talent – two of the U.S.’s traditional strong points. More advanced manufacturing technologies are being used, and are turning out more advanced, sophisticated products. In turn, a more highly trained, educated workforce is needed to run the show.
So check out our Made in America manufacturers of 2016 and see how they’re competing, succeeding, and delivering the kind of great products that contractors across the nation love.