I don’t know what the heck I’m doing, but I’m getting bored with it.
A week or so ago I was walking home from a conference, when I spotted a sign for a factory in rural Ohio.
I was struck by the number of words it spelled out: CNC Industries.
The factory had just opened its doors and a worker stood in front of me, scanning the wall for a job.
As I walked away, I noticed that the man’s eyes were wide and his mouth was agape.
“That’s so good,” I said to him.
He smiled, then nodded, “Yeah, this is a real factory.
And you know, they have to make a lot of things.”
It was only after I walked up to the man that I realised he was referring to the CNC Industrial Sewing Machine factory that makes clothes for American manufacturers, including Walmart.
It’s a sign of how far this business is pushing the boundaries of its manufacturing footprint, where manufacturing is not only made in China, but is also being outsourced to India and other parts of the world.
There are about 150 manufacturing plants in the US, but only three of them are in manufacturing.
And these three plants are producing the bulk of the clothes the US sells to the world, with the rest being exported.
That’s what is making the American fashion industry look like cheap Chinese imports, rather than manufacturing jobs in the United States.
If the factories are doing well, it’s because there are a lot more Americans doing things like making clothes in China.
Since the US-China Free Trade Agreement (FTA) came into effect in November, American factories have been able to make more than half of all the garments they sell.
But there are more factories still making clothes from China than ever before, and that means American brands are being squeezed.
American clothing manufacturers are making more and more products from the Indian textile industry.
In the US alone, there are about 15,000 manufacturing plants for textile, and about 5,000 of them have more than one product made in India.
More and more of those factories are located in the states of California, New York and New Jersey.
Those are the states where American fashion companies are most vulnerable to the impact of this trade deal, because of the sheer volume of clothing they make.
Cisco, for instance, has more than 7,000 employees in California, but there are only about 4,000 American workers at its factories.
So American brands like Apple, Gap and JCPenney, which manufacture their clothing in India, are particularly vulnerable to losing American jobs to the Chinese.
These are the kinds of jobs that Americans should be getting, because manufacturing jobs create jobs in America.
India is not alone in this.
At the end of 2015, more than a quarter of all US jobs were in manufacturing, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).
And in 2018, the BLS reported that US manufacturing jobs are at a record low.
To be clear, US manufacturers have been doing well for years, with manufacturing at an all-time high in 2015 and 2016, as manufacturing jobs were growing.
Yet in recent years, American manufacturing jobs have shrunk.
America’s manufacturing jobs, for example, fell by almost 6 percent between 2015 and 2018.
According to the BLC, manufacturing employment in the U.S. dropped by 6.5 percent between 2012 and 2017.
What this means is that US manufacturers are losing about a quarter more manufacturing jobs each year than they did in the 1980s and 1990s, but are not getting the growth they need to maintain their competitiveness in the global economy.
This is a serious problem that can have a profound impact on our economy.
Manufacturing is the backbone of the American economy, but American businesses have no incentive to invest in new factories or hire new workers.
It’s a situation that could get even worse in the future, as China begins to overtake the United Kingdom as the world’s largest manufacturing hub.
Manufacturing in India is not a problem only for American brands.
All of the apparel factories that make the US seem like cheap China exports are located either in India or in India’s neighbouring countries like Bangladesh and Nepal.
They are the ones that are exporting garments to American retailers and manufacturers, and they are also the ones where American workers are being shipped off to China to make the clothes that American companies sell to the rest of the global market.
When I visited the CLC factory in Dayton, Ohio, last year, I was surprised to learn that they are already importing about 10 percent of the clothing they sell in the state.
My first question to them was, why is that?
The CLC explained that it needed to increase the number and quality of its raw materials in order to