Global Conference 2011
Putting the Muscle Back in North American Manufacturing
Tuesday, May 3, 2011 / 9:30 am - 10:45 am
It's a distant memory now, but after World War II, North America boasted over half the world's manufacturing capacity. This industry long represented the ticket for U.S. workers to gain a foothold in the middle class. But millions of American manufacturing jobs have been lost as other nations build up their capacity and offer companies lower cost structures. As it fights to maintain and reshape what is left, what can North America learn from Germany and Japan? Are there high-end sectors worth keeping and low-end sectors worth letting go? How has Canada continued to attract and retain manufacturing jobs?