Special Report

Manufacturers Bringing The Most Jobs Back to America

6. Caterpillar
> Total jobs reshored:
2,100
> Country reshored from: Japan, Mexico
> State benefiting : Georgia, Texas
> Industry: Machinery

Caterpillar announced last year plans to move its truck manufacturing operations from a facility in Mexico to Victoria, Texas in an effort that will support hundreds of American jobs. The heavy equipment manufacturer’s Victoria plant has been manufacturing hydraulic excavators since 2012 and will now be expanded to accommodate vocational truck manufacturing. In 2013, the company opened a brand new facility just outside of Athens, Georgia. The new facility will shift manufacturing jobs from Japan and employ roughly 1,400 Americans building tractors and excavators.

5. General Motors
> Total jobs reshored:
2,345
> Country reshored from: Mexico, Canada
> State benefiting : Tennessee, Michigan
> Industry: Transportation equipment

Though General Motors is one of the Big Three American automakers, much of the company’s manufacturing takes place in foreign countries. As is the case with several other large American companies, however, GM has started bringing some of its foreign manufacturing back to the United States. In the spring of last year, the company announced its intention to halt production of the Chevrolet Camaro at an assembly plant in Ontario, Canada and relocate production to a plant in Lansing, Michigan. The move shifted hundreds of jobs back to the U.S. GM has also been busy moving jobs out of Mexico. In 2014, the company announced it would move manufacturing of the Cadillac SRX to Spring Hill, Tennessee, from a factory in Mexico.

4. General Electric
> Total jobs reshored:
2,656
> Country reshored from: China, Mexico
> State benefiting : Kentucky, New York, Ohio
> Industry: Electrical equipment and appliances

Over the past several years, GE has moved thousands of jobs from China and Mexico back to the United States. In 2009, the company announced it would begin manufacturing its water heaters domestically. Because of the rising cost of labor in China, in addition to international shipping costs, GE now manufactures water heaters on an assembly line in Louisville, Kentucky. Additionally, in an effort to bring jobs back from overseas, GE is now manufacturing high efficiency light bulbs in Circleville, Ohio and developing and manufacturing high-energy density batteries in Schenectady, New York.

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