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Bill Gates on American Competitiveness

Bill Gates on American Competitiveness

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From shopfloor.org:  Microsoft Chairman and CEO Bill Gates appeared before the Senate Health Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee yesterday to testify on the topic of US competitiveness, a topic in which he is well-versed.

Link to the full post at http://blog.nam.org/archives/2007/03/bill_gates_test.php  

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  • We service manufacturers of metallic parts through our precision heat treating (hardening or softening of metallic parts) services. With locations in Michigan, Ohio and North Carolina, we work with a wide variety of industries. One thing that seems to be increasing is that we are having customers come to us with RFQs for projects that were sent offshore but now are being reconsidered to be sent back here in the U.S. Which is a good thing. I believe it is a testament to more and more companies looking for ways to be more competitive now that competition is on a global scale sometimes. America has lost so much manufacturing work over the last decade. Hopefully with greater emphasis on continual improvement in how business in America gets done, we can win back more of what we lost. If we are a service economy, that can only take us so far. If America is not making stuff then how can we survive the next 200 years ?

  • We service manufacturers of metallic parts through our precision heat treating (hardening or softening of metallic parts) services. With locations in Michigan, Ohio and North Carolina, we work with a wide variety of industries. One thing that seems to be increasing is that we are having customers come to us with RFQs for projects that were sent offshore but now are being reconsidered to be sent back here in the U.S. Which is a good thing. I believe it is a testament to more and more companies looking for ways to be more competitive now that competition is on a global scale sometimes. America has lost so much manufacturing work over the last decade. Hopefully with greater emphasis on continual improvement in how business in America gets done, we can win back more of what we lost. If we are a service economy, that can only take us so far. If America is not making stuff then how can we survive the next 200 years ?

  • We service manufacturers of metallic parts through our precision heat treating (hardening or softening of metallic parts) services. With locations in Michigan, Ohio and North Carolina, we work with a wide variety of industries. One thing that seems to be increasing is that we are having customers come to us with RFQs for projects that were sent offshore but now are being reconsidered to be sent back here in the U.S. Which is a good thing. I believe it is a testament to more and more companies looking for ways to be more competitive now that competition is on a global scale sometimes. America has lost so much manufacturing work over the last decade. Hopefully with greater emphasis on continual improvement in how business in America gets done, we can win back more of what we lost. If we are a service economy, that can only take us so far. If America is not making stuff then how can we survive the next 200 years ?

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