4 Myths of American Manufacturing

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4 Myths of American Manufacturing

Posted on October 6, 2017

“Disparaging myths have circulated about American manufacturing for decades. Parents have discouraged their children from going into a manufacturing career because they think factories are “dirty and dangerous,” or lacking a solid wage and career opportunities. Manufacturers in other countries−such as Germany and Japan−are perceived as far more innovative than their U.S. counterparts. And, the most virulent rumor of all, people believe that manufacturing has vanished from the United States. When was the last time you heard, “We don’t make anything here anymore”?”

 

Read more here to discover how MAPI Foundation’s research is debunking 4 common myths about the manufacturing industry.

Myth No. 1: U.S. Manufacturing is in Decline

Myth No. 2: Manufacturing is a Poor Career Choice

Myth No. 3: US Manufacturing Isn’t Needed

Myth No. 4: Manufacturing is Unduly Harmful to the Environment

 

Next, take a look at Victaulic’s history of engineering expertise fueling manufacturing – “How to Engineer Heritage” or our leadership that is enabling construction productivity through collaboration – “Engineering Confidence: How Female Engineers Accelerate Construction Productivity.” Victaulic also works hard to make sure manufacturing is a SAFE career choice, we even won an award for it – “Victaulic Foundry Safety Coat Recognized by Edison Awards.”

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