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Sometimes it’s better to receive — U.S. gaining more China jobs than it’s losing

Manufacturing

By TED CARTER The newest assessment of the movement of jobs and investment back to the United States from oversees shows 2014 continued to tilt the jobs competition in the U.S.’s favor. But the United States is still three million to four million jobs short of regaining the number lost since the emergence of Asia, China in particular, as industrial giants. ...

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AirGuide is a reshoring win for Clarksdale

Clarksdale is known for its blues music but there’s nothing downbeat about the success the Delta town has achieved on the reshoring front with the arrival of AirGuide Manufacturing. Rising transportation costs, long lags between orders and delivery and an inability to keep sufficient inventory of manufacturing material on hand led the maker of products for the HVAC industry to ...

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Mississippi getting the nod in reshoring decisions

Florida-based HVAC equipment maker AirGuide Manufacturing’s recent announcement that it would shift a handful of factory jobs from Mexico to Clarksdale hardly moved the needle on the news meter. But watchers in Mississippi of America’s “reshoring” effort noticed. They took AirGuide’s relocation decision as another sign of a coming “convergence” by which the cost of operating outside the United States ...

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‘Total cost’ tilts manufacturing equation toward United States

Nearly every third day this year retired manufacturing executive Harry Moser expects to be in a city somewhere in America urging business leaders to go toe-to-toe with China on making the products desired by U.S. consumers. Moser’s message goes something like this: You’re the home team on a playing field that is growing more level by the day. China is ...

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Read August 27 issue of the MBJ

>> JOURNAL INC. BUYS MBJ Mississippi’s Journal Inc. buys MBJ Also in this week’s paper: >> SPORTS Batesville trees a big one— by Clay Chandler >>RESHORING ‘Total cost’ calculations tilting manufacturing equation in favor of U.S.— by Ted Carter >>TRANSPORTATION Rail Authority forges ahead in wake of grant rejection— by Clay Chandler >> ROSS REILY Ownership transition is back to the future ...

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Coming home, part 2- "Reshoring" could reenergize U.S. manufacturing

As director of Mississippi State University’s Franklin Furniture Institute, Bill Martin has an up-close familiarity with the American “reshoring” trend, especially its implications for furniture manufacturing in Mississippi. He’s not convinced the trend of factories leaving China to return to the United States has arrived in Mississippi, but change is under way and the Magnolia State is feeling its effects. ...

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