“The battle for work”.
According to Wikipedia; a contract manufacturer (“CM”) is a manufacturer that contracts with a firm for components or products. Many industries utilize contract manufacturing, especially the aerospace, defense, computer, semiconductor, medical, food manufacturing and automotive fields. The problem is that competing in a world market means that a company has to lower their prices to such a degree that it makes it almost impossible to profit from. The United States needs to get manufacturing back on the map and stop shifting our money and resources overseas and in order to do this we all need to play with the same deck of cards. I believe that the small batch product assembly services will still remain here in America as it is not practical to build these overseas. However it is the large manufacturing services that get the attention here because these are where we can build skilled labor jobs that will help iron out our economy. It is unfair that the United States has one set of rules to play by and markets such as China, India and the like have it more easily with their cheap labor, there by killing any chance for the Americans to win bids. The good news is that the internet news outlets are plentiful in those countries now “when the government doesn’t sensor them” and with social networking in place like Facebook or Skype giving the ability to transfer instantly the unfairness that bestows the overseas industrial worker. The workers are seeing now, how they have been” farmed out” and not paid a competitive wage for those contract manufacturing jobs. That means the United States may soon be on a path to recovery as we become more competitive in the world markets, do to instability in foreign markets, and do to super growth on a scale that the world has never seen and to the internet’s ability to transfer both video and audio information in real time. Our jobs, Our family, Our America. God bless it.
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