Reshoring Manufacturing, American Fittings Made in USA in the News

New Jersey companies  pushing ‘Made in USA’ movement reshoring US manufacturing . . .

By Meg Fry  NJ Business News April 7, 2014
American Fittings CEO Allen Fischbein feels more needs to be done for American companies.
Allen Fischbein CEO or American Fittings Corporation, New Jersey

American Fittings Corporation, a third-generation electrical fittings business in Fair Lawn that has grown from three employees in 1946 to 115 employees today, welcomes the attention.

All electro-mechanical parts sold by American Fittings are manufactured and packaged in-house.

The company, which has experienced a 60 percent increase in sales growth over the last five years, is looking to double in size again. But Chief Executive Allen Fischbein laments the fact that Ameican Fittings is still losing contracts to companies that closed facilities in New Jersey to move production offshore.

Major League Baseball imports hand-stitched balls from Costa Rica for America’s pastime.

Levi’s, the denim icon of American culture, are made on almost every other continent but North America.

And the steel used to construct our nation’s most symbolic building, the Freedom Tower, came from a mill in Luxembourg.

Even though 60 percent of Americans said they’d be willing to pay extra to buy American in a national survey conducted by Consumer Reports last year, the United States continues to import items that some feel could be produced just as cheaply and easily here.

The key, proponents say, is getting the word out about reshoring and enforcing Made in the USA contracts where they exist.

First, reshoring — or the idea of bringing manufacturing back to this country. Read Full Article→



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