Manufacturing Comebacks, Expansions, Recoveries

By May 19, 2011Economy

The story continues …

Chicago Tribune,Manufacturing attempts a comeback in upstate New York“:

The effort in the Hudson Valley represents something new: an unusual partnership between government and private enterprise. And because it is no mere government bailout of a flagging industry and focuses on high-tech, future-oriented products, this initiative has potentially greater staying power.

If it succeeds, what’s happening in upstate New York could help the whole country meet one of its most difficult challenges: re-creating the kinds of secure, long-term middle-class jobs that have long been the foundation of American prosperity.

Good story, but honestly, that partnership doesn’t sound that new or unusual to us. How many “technology corridors” and sector “clusters” are there in the United States?

Newnan (Ga.) Times-Herald
, “Yamaha celebrates move of ‘sport’ ATV production here“:

Dignitaries, Yamaha officials, and media representatives from around the county were on hand at Coweta County’s Yamaha Motor Manufacturing Corporation Wednesday for the official press conference announcing the transition of sport ATV production to the Coweta plant, and the unveiling of Yamaha’s new “Assembled in USA” logo.

Yamaha’s “utility” ATVs and the Rhino “side by side” vehicles have been built at the Coweta plant for several years. However, the “sport” ATVs had been manufactured in Japan. Over the next few years, the vast majority of Yamaha ATVs will assembled in Coweta. The Coweta plant is already the only location in the world where the Yamaha Waverunner personal watercraft is built.

Yamaha’s news release has more details, “Yamaha Moving Majority of Worldwide ATV Manufacturing to U.S.A.”

And more …

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