These 10 manufacturing giants embody the entrepreneurialism, innovation, competitiveness and customer focus that we believe was instrumental in building the American manufacturing sector into a global economic force.
The roots of the labor movement in the United States can be traced at least as far back as the settlement of first British colony in Jamestown, Virginia, in 1607, when, according to the AFL-CIO's Labor History Timeline,"English planters founded the Jamestown colony and complained about the lack of laborers."
It's no secret that Tesla Motors is one of America's premier autmotive manufacturers. Their success in making luxury zero-emission electric vehicles helped them land a spot on our US 500 list. With the creative leadership of Elon Musk, the company continues to grow. This gallery highlights how American Manufacturing isn't dead, it is very much alive.
Ron Giuntini, consultant and principal of Giuntini & Co., Inc., tells MH&L how material handling and logistics managers can adopt the Uber asset sharing model to generate revenue from under-utilized equipment.