May 8, 2015
While U.S. Textile Manufacturing Remains Sluggish, Mexican Capacity Grow
A recent op-ed piece by Mike Flanagan in Sourcing Journal Online lamented the sluggish growth in U.S. textile manufacturing, particularly when it comes to apparel. Despite some small progress in the textile area, Flanagan reports that there has been an annual decline in apparel making since the early 90s. Unfortunately the U.S. apparel manufacturing industry does not yet seem to be participating in the national jobs recovery.
July 1, 2014
Furniture Manufacturers get the best of both worlds sourcing in Mexico
According to a New York Times story on May 31, 2014, American trade with Mexico has increased nearly thirty percent just since 2010. Additionally, many companies who have in the past imported from Asian sources have recently turned to Mexico, causing an eleven percent increase in shipments to the US to the tune of $964.7 million in the last year alone, according to Furniture/Today research.
June 20, 2014
Made in the USA: 2014 and Beyond
How many people do you know that have been affected by outsourcing jobs to other countries? The actual number may shock you. Long before “outsourcing” became a buzz word, the US had been doing it since the 1950’s.
October 11, 2013
MFI International Addresses The U.S. Textile Workers Shortage
Textiles companies have several major problems, including a shortage of skilled sewers. MFI International has the solutions, including a highly-skilled workforce.
September 26, 2013
Mexico's Textile Industry Outperforms Asian Industries
The news about the April, 2013, tragedy in Bangladesh received worldwide attention. And it should have because 1,129 Bangladeshi garment workers died when the building they were working in collapsed.
June 5, 2013
How Manufacturers in Mexico Can Avoid Fire and Safety Disasters
The perils of manufacturing overseas at factories without adequate fire and workplace safety standards are risks that every CEO and compliance officer need to consider.
January 25, 2013
Mexico Manufacturing: Your 2013 Strategy
Favorable macroeconomic conditions have positioned Mexico in a positive trend for manufacturing. In 2012, according to a new report by The Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation (MAPI), Mexico’s manufacturing industry grew 3.7%.