For decades, American manufacturing has been the envy of the world and the backbone of our country’s economy.
To celebrate and honor the contributions that the manufacturing industry continues to have on our country, Ford Trucks is teaming up with AOL to showcase a number of companies that thrive by building quality products and are helping contribute to a renaissance of American manufacturing in the 21st century.
“This Built America” is a video series that will document these burgeoning companies, their products, their people and how they are helping support a resurgent manufacturing sector in the US.
The series begins in Detroit with Shinola, a manufacturer of hand-crafted watches, bicycles and leather products. They recently moved to Detroit with the mission of reinvigorating the art of crafting quality goods in a city renowned for its industrial prowess. Their goal is to help put Detroit back on the manufacturing map. While their products are small in size, the impact is great.
Manufacturing in the country is in the midst of a revival and it’s thanks to companies like Shinola and the many others that the This Built America series will showcase in the weeks to come. Be sure to stay tuned to the Ford Trucks Facebook page and Twitter account for some of the This Built America videos when they come out.
Americans have always been great at building things. And while we made things for the world, the manufacturing industry was making the country into what it is today.
The modern automobile and the assembly line were born right here in Dearborn, Michigan. As a result, America put the world on wheels. During World War II, the “Arsenal of Democracy,” built in America’s factories, helped win the war for the allies.
But in recent years, you’ve probably heard news reports about the slow decline of manufacturing in the United States. Despite those reports, manufacturing is alive and well in the United States and the enduring tradition serves as a true testament to the skill, dedication and resiliency of the men and women who work in it.
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