We send out a huge thank you to all our American manufacturers that transformed their operations to produce essential supplies and equipment to battle COVID-19. Check out the Society of Manufacturing Engineer’s (SME) Heroes Edition for some Friday inspiration!
Here are the facts on this dynamic industry pushing the limits on advanced technology, creativity and innovative people with revolutionary ideas.
- Manufacturing in the US employs more than 12.1 million people
- Manufacturing contributes $2.36 trillion to the U.S. economy annually
- Manufacturing has the largest economic multiplier of any major sector
- Manufacturing accounts for 63% of private-sector research and development
Hamilton Robinson has teamed up with US industrial companies for over 35 years and just completed its 60th acquisition. Our current partnerships span the US from New York to Mississippi to Washington state and all were deemed essential businesses. We were awed at every weekly Town Hall meeting by the ability of our CEOs and management teams to maintain the safety of all employees and the productivity of the business. We all know significant challenges still remain ahead but optimism is beginning to rebound.
Like many US companies, our sights are set on not just recovering but adapting and seizing new opportunities. Please reach out to us if you have any clients who would like to explore how a partnership with Hamilton Robinson could increase a company’s agility, visibility and productivity in today’s COVID environment and long into the future.