Boasting a well-trained workforce, lower manufacturing costs, proximity to the entire North American market and access to emerging markets in Central and South America, Mexico remains an attractive option for manufacturers.
“We get beat up a lot in the press and online,” said Bill Carteaux. “As an industry and business people, we try to argue with fact and science, because that’s what drives us, but what really makes a difference is emotion.”
“We expect to leverage Nordson’s global footprint to accelerate Plas-Pak’s growth beyond its current strong presence in North America,” says Jeff Pembroke, Vice President for Nordson’s Advanced Technology Systems segment.
Manufacturers face 297,696 restrictions on their operations from federal regulations, according to a new study from the National Association of Manufacturers, with an average of 3,300 new regulations issued each year.
Inventors and entrepreneurs in the United States are creating plastic products and working with moldmakers and molders right here to get them made. “A lot of these big companies say it’s too expensive to make in America,” said one inventor. “That’s a crock.”