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Manufacturing Matters (And this never changed.)


Despite its historic importance, at some point over the past decade, individuals began to recede from the idea of pursuing manufacturing as a career. While the country stopped seeing it as the significant industry it was in past eras, here at Plouse, we can't help but ask, why...?

Here is a reminder to ourselves [and others within the industry], why manufacturing is so important to us and why careers in manufacturing should still be pursued and respected.

Many professions rely on manufacturing to turn their visions into reality. An engineer, scientist or architect may create a revolutionary design, but without manufacturers to transform the idea into a product, it merely stays an 'idea.' It is the hands-on work of those in the manufacturing industry who take the idea to the next level.

Manufacturing Role in the Economy
Manufacturing also plays a significant role in the economy here in the U.S. and globally. Manufacturing activity helps set the pace for the general economy. With exports up and factories hard at work, U.S. manufacturing is helping lead the country's economic recovery. Economists track the status of the manufacturing industry use as an indicator concerning the future of the general economy.

Recent figures from the U.S. Commerce Department show that U.S. manufacturing is growing at its fastest rate in six years. "At the moment, manufacturing is the leading star of the economic rebound and economists are predicting that will continue for the rest of the year, helping to offset weakness in other areas." (Time Magazine; May 5, 2010)

Other news outlets echo economists' manufacturing trend statistics stating, "Improbable as it seems, the brightest spot so far in the nation's spotty economic recovery is a sector long considered all but dead — good-old-fashioned manufacturing." (Los Angeles Times; May 10, 2010)

Optimistic Future
At Plouse, we are optimistic about the manufacturing industry's strong and positive impact on our country's recovery. For more than 50 years, we've continued to live and breathe manufacturing, understanding the importance of our work.