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"There's a significant premium on reliability, quality and continuous supply" provided by manufacturing in the U.S., says George Calvert, chief supply chain officer for Amway. "And people recognize the U.S. as a market that has very good control over our food quality."
Consequently, Amway just opened the $24m, 120,000-square-foot plant in suburban Grand Rapids.
Multiply Amway's decision by the hundreds, and the resulting mosaic presents a very clear picture of American manufacturing in the early stages of a renaissance. Making stuff has become a significant economic engine again, fueling the U.S. economy.
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Keywords: manufacturing in U.S., future of U.S. manufacturing, Amway manufacturing plant in Michigan
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