Wal-Mart pushes 'made in America' at summit

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  • My2Cents Taylorsville, UT
    Aug. 23, 2013 5:24 a.m.

    From what is showing up on the Walmart shelves are store brand only, its anybody's guess where their products come from. They have forgone the use of brand names products now in favor of low end knock offs.

    Regardless of machinery and automation, Americans can still build it better. The problem of mechanization is that quality and accuracy is engineered out by the use of machines. For mass production you have to expand tolerances and quality and cut value to offset the cost of machines. Quality is in the eye and skills of the human worker. For generations big business and government have condemned the workers as unskilled and undesirable working conditions, but we have proven that Americans still build it better.

    Its the people who build it better, its the people who are the craftsmen, its the people who enable prosperity and economic growth of a business.

    Robots do create a lot of jobs to verify the machines accuracy so saying machines are cheaper is questionable. When a machine gets it wrong, it can be the loss of months of work and resources.

    And NAFTA has to be repealed to restore American economy.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Aug. 22, 2013 9:39 p.m.

    Remember NAFTA?

    Liberal politicians have recruited slave labor, and have betrayed the country's worker.

  • lost in DC West Jordan, UT
    Aug. 22, 2013 5:46 p.m.

    I try to buy domestic products, even if I have to pay more. problem is, you often cannot find them.

    Want to revitalize domestic manufacturing? repeal Obamacare and rein in the EPA.

  • The Economist Newport, PA
    Aug. 22, 2013 4:07 p.m.

    Even if more manufacturing moves back to the United States, it will not create that many new jobs. Manufacturing today involves mechanization and is not labor intensive like it once was. Notice in the article that they were investing 33 or 10 million, yet only creating 100 or so jobs. The days of using a lot of labor to manufacture in America are over. New jobs will also not pay the money that manufacturing jobs once paid, either. It's a nice idea to build sales at Walmart.

  • atl134 Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 22, 2013 3:38 p.m.

    More stuff will be made in America when it's not competing with cheap stuff made in third world nations where you can pay your workers jack squat. If Walmart wants to identify the problem they should hold up a mirror.