General Motors' recent announcement that it would shutter five plants as part of its transformation into a more "agile, resilient and profitable" company grabbed the headlines in recent months. It was not pleasant news with which to close out 2018, even if the restructuring was needed. On the flip side, manufacturers also continued to announce plans for new factories across the United States, expansions of existing plants, as well as recent manufacturing plant openings. And the search for manufacturing workers continues.
Here is a sample of where manufacturing growth continues in the U.S.