More than five million U.S. manufacturing jobs were lost in the last decade, according to Robert Scott, director of trade and manufacturing policy research with the Economic Policy Institute. Yet manufacturing is essential to the U.S. economy, and the true cost of “offshoring” is being felt coast to coast.
At Jet PreFab we believe that we all need to rally behind U.S. manufacturers, and we are dedicated to bringing jobs and prosperity back to the United States. Many people do not realize that some of the finest products and materials are made right here, in USA, and are available to those of us who look for them at a competitive price.
A recent special on ABC, hosted by Diane Sawyer, featured an economist turned builder, Anders Lewendal, who built a house entirely out of U.S.-made products. His work showed that if every U.S. builder bought just 5 percent more U.S. made materials, this alone would create 220,000 American jobs. We were happy to know that it takes only 5 percent to support job growth, but we felt we could do more. We were so inspired by this that we are striving to use 100% American Made Products in every one of our Jet PreFab Homes. To US, “Made in the U.S.A.” really makes a difference. We buy American.