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There’s More to Manufacturing in North Carolina Than Tobacco and Textiles

Posted on January 8th, 2018
North Carolina manufacturing

North Carolina has not only proven itself in the manufacturing sectors such as Tobacco and Textiles, it also champions cutting-edge manufacturing technology used in the Automotive and Aerospace sectors. This State is responsible for producing 12 businesses out of the Fortune 500 list. That’s one of the many reasons North Carolina is next in our U.S. Manufacturing series. Automotive Manufacturing The automotive industry just hit their accelerator and is now gearing up for heavy investment in North Carolina. Within a short span of 4 years (2012-2016) the automotive sector grew by an astonishing 22%. It now employs upwards of 26,000 people working for 290 companies throughout the state. Thomas Built Buses is a great example of this accelerated growth. It’s the largest school bus manufacturing company in America, with a production rate of over 16,000 buses a year. Standing as…

Viva La Manufacturing in Mexico

Posted on July 7th, 2017
Mexican Manufacturing

Manufacturing has been an important part of the development of Mexico’s economy. Mexico is now a supplier of services and products that are mainly exported to the United States and Canada. The industry sector in Mexico represents the 33.1% of the country’s Gross Domestic Product, according to the CIA. At present, the implementation of manufacturing 4.0 is still at a basic level. However, many global and multi-national companies currently have their production plants there which will bring in the needed investment to the Mexican manufacturing industry. Technology Mexico is a very active consumer of technology products, with trends indicating an increase in sales of items such as computers, tablets, smartphones and other gadgets. When Samsung decided to make an investment of $300 million to expand their operations in Mexico, the country obtained an advantageous position in global technology. This was…