Special Report

Manufacturers Bringing The Most Jobs Back to America

3. Boeing
> Total jobs reshored:
> Country reshored from: N/A
> State benefiting : Missouri
> Industry: Transportation equipment

Boeing announced in the fall of 2014 it would transition several hundred manufacturing jobs from overseas to its plant in St. Louis, Missouri. The reshored jobs will primarily be parts manufacturing for the company’s 777 series passenger jets. The restructuring will mean more jobs in the company’s St. Louis plant, which currently serves as the headquarters for Boeing’s Defense, Space and Security division. The division already employs some 14,500 local workers. The shift will also support new jobs at Boeing’s assembly plant in Puget Sound, Washington, where final assembly of the aircraft takes place. The change is scheduled to be implemented by 2017.

2. Ford
> Total jobs reshored:
> Country reshored from: Mexico, Spain
> State benefiting : Ohio
> Industry: Transportation equipment

According to the Reshoring Initiative, Ford is bringing more jobs back to America than any U.S. company other than Walmart. Last year, Ford moved manufacturing of its F-650 and F-750 trucks from Mexico to a production plant in Avon Lake, Ohio. Additionally, in the spring of last year, the company announced it would shift production of its 2.0 and 2.3 litre Ecoboost engine from Valencia, Spain to Cleveland, Ohio. Ford implemented the manufacturing moves to reduce shipping costs and improve manufacturing quality. The company will also receive millions of dollars in state tax breaks for bringing jobs to the Buckeye State.

1. Walmart
> Total jobs reshored:
> Country reshored from: China
> State benefiting : N/A
> Industry: N/A

Walmart, the world’s largest company, announced in early 2013 a “Made in USA” program in which it pledged to purchase $250 billion of American-made products for its stores by 2023. Reshoring Initiative estimates that the company’s investments will add several thousand jobs in the coming years, and that the investment could indirectly result in thousands more. Of course, the company is perhaps one of the biggest single importers of foreign goods into the United States. By one estimate, Walmart’s Chinese imports alone displaced close to 200,000 American jobs.

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