U.S. Manufacturing

Making Things – and Making a Difference

By  Walmart Staff July 07, 2014

Tomorrow, Walmart will welcome hundreds of suppliers and potential suppliers to our headquarters to hear their pitches about new products made, assembled, grown or sourced in the United States. It’s our first Open Call event, and we hope that by opening our doors, we can help open even bigger ones for families and communities across America.
 
With changes in labor and energy costs overseas, it makes sense to make more products closer to the point of consumption. In the U.S., Walmart has pledged to buy an additional $250 billion over 10 years in products that support American manufacturing. By doing so, not only can we bring our customers more great, local products – but our suppliers can bring their communities more jobs.
 
Element Electronics recently opened a TV production facility in Winnsboro, S.C., that is a great example of how a community can be revitalized when new jobs are created. Check out the video for more of their story.

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