But there’s more reason to celebrate: Apple isn’t alone.
Manufacturing jobs began declining around 1980 — slipping steadily at first, then with increasing tenacity. Since 2010, though, that trend slowly has been reversing. While some gains can simply be attributed to jobs added post-recession, there also is evidence that the herd mentality of offshoring seems to be shifting.
In a recent survey, 14% of U.S. companies said they “definitely plan” to move some manufacturing back home, according to The Wall Street Journal , while a report earlier in the year surveyed found 37% of surveyed companies were “actively considering it.”
Each company has its own reasons, of course, whether it be higher oil prices, rising Chinese wages, improved quality or a rapid innovation cycle, but the end result is the same.
So, let’s take a look at a few names that are moving to make more in America: