Can manufacturing really fix the economy?

Over the weekend, an article caught my attention, focusing as it did on the state of manufacturing and its role in the U.S. economy. With all the talk of offshoring, reshoring, nearshoring, the skills gap, and the diminishing role of manufacturing, and manufacturing jobs, in U.S. there are any number of takes on the subject. It's hard to keep up.

This article, however, was particularly interesting in that it turned to plastics manufacturing operations, notably Nypro and Atrium Medical, to delve into a discussion about the kinds of jobs that characterize modern manufacturing.

And I also learned a new bit of jargon: the "high-road" approach to employment. ...

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