Will Manufacturing Jobs Return To The US ?

Will manufacturing jobs return to the US, now that we're pissed at China?

And what products can realistically be made in the US ?

some will but most will go to viet nam and other asian countries

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Nope.

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If the US pulls out of the middle & far east then manufacturing jobs would relocate to Mexico.  

 

but that won’t happen if crude remains under $50 a barrel 

The trend will go towards automation rather than home sourcing. 

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No, we will continue to seek short terms goals for long term ruin! America baby! Hedonistic until the bitter end!

There will be very little lessons learned from this experience.

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it depends on what tax breaks the us will give and tariffs, but most of the jobs will have a high level of automation. see amazon.

some industries will just be too cheap to do in usa, unless robotics takes a bigger role.

those jobs in the short term will move to vietnam, cambodia, bangladesh, sri lanka, mexico and philipines, india and thailand.

tech if it moves from china will generally move to india, singapore, malaysia and indonesia. some will move back to korea and japan.

mid to higher end clothing seems to be done in portugal and serbia.

there are us co.s that do clothes, bikes, cars, furniture, tools, containers, bbqs, vaccuums, desktop pcs. etc. so it can be done.

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It's already happening.

Local manufacturers are getting jobs that used to be sourced from China.  The customers are willing to pay a little more now.

BTW, I'm seeing a huge increase in orders for freestanding hand sanitizer dispensers, and free standing soap dispensers.

not if biden gets elected

he is practically business partners with china 

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Negative. Some might try, but it will never not be cheaper to make your stuff in a shithole country for most products. Particularly if said products are sold globally. 

we tried the "Made in the USA" thing in the 80s.  didn't really do much.  this might be different though....but for most people, the'll choose with their wallets.  the US (and most of the world) is hooked on cheap labor now.  hard to break the habit.

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Trump said they would. So, they will.

If the left doesnt cockblock

Some, but real longterm trend in manufacturing that favors the US is high tech/high automation manufacturing.

There are reasons to move these kinds of jobs to the US.  

This will not return the huge job base that manufacturing used to provide however.  They will require much fewer low skilled workers and a few more higher skilled positions.

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Depends.

Cheap shit built with unskilled labor- no. What gregbrady said, that will go somewhere else in Asia.

Precision products? Those will come back.

We had a customer that moved a shitload of their work to China. When they did it, byt the time they figured in the lead times, logistical costs, and the cost of warehousing, they realized they weren't really saving to much. And that's not factoring in quality issues.

Now they want to bring all the work back and are pissed that we can't make parts fast enough.

If we learn anything from this pandemic it should be that we should bring back medicine and healthcare mfng here

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I hope so

NHBDaddy - If we learn anything from this pandemic it should be that we should bring back medicine and healthcare mfng here

1000% agree'd

No

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Lol at this.  Not a chance 

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KaiTangata - No, we will continue to seek short terms goals for long term ruin! America baby! Hedonistic until the bitter end!

There will be very little lessons learned from this experience.

Sadly, I agree. Business culture is totally different than it was 50 years ago. It’s very short sighted and that me be necessary with the rate of change in technology and a global market.