Slow, yet steady, may be the manufacturing industry’s most-consistent mantra. Reinforcement comes from the newest Employment Situation Summary that showed another drop in the unemployment rate, down to 3.8 percent as reported by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Although most of the growth is coming from the health care, retail trade and construction industries, the manufacturing industry is also retaining a level of stable growth. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the manufacturing industry added 18,000 jobs during the month of May. Most this growth comes from the durable goods sector, goods that are not for immediate consumption. Durable goods can be kept for a period, and many of the items piggyback on a growing consumer desire for products that are produced in the U.S. Machinery also accounts for manufacturing’s improved numbers with an increase of 6,000…