American manufacturing has a number of myths surrounding the industry. It seems most people think of exhausted workers in dangerous, rundown warehouses creating products that may or may not pass quality checks. Thankfully, this is not the case anymore here in the United States. Here at I.B. Moore, we know how important manufacturing is to our country, and we want to take some time to talk about 3 common myths about manufacturing in the United States.

  1. Manufacturing doesn’t create many jobs in the United States. This really couldn’t be further from the truth. As of early 2017, manufacturing was one of America’s largest job markets, employing around 12.4 million people. Manufacturing companies require so many different people to keep them running in a variety of capacities including administrative and trade, they almost always have job openings.
  2. Manufacturing is too dangerous. As with any industry, there’s always going to be a risk of injury. However, most American manufacturing companies, including I.B. Moore use new, safe production techniques to make sure our employees are safe and healthy. There are also quite a few government organizations in place to ensure that working conditions are safe.
  3. Human workers are being replaced by robots. As technology gets more and more advanced, it makes sense why people think that robots are going to take over the jobs of humans. And while manufacturing companies are employing new technology whenever possible, that doesn’t mean we won’t still need human workers. Those 12.4 million employees we mentioned earlier – that number is expected to increase over the next few months and years.

As you can see, the manufacturing industry has a lot to offer the United States, and it’s a much safer and better job than it once was. At I.B. Moore, we strive to keep all of our employees happy and healthy, and as a locally owned and operated company, we care about them and their families as if they were our own. Additionally, we strive to provide excellent customer service and high-quality products to all of our customers.

To learn more about all that I.B. Moore has to offer, contact us today! We offer a wide variety of custom molded products, including gaskets, seals, o-rings, cords, hoses, tubing, and custom kits. We are conveniently located in Lexington, Kentucky, but we proudly serve the surrounding area, all the way to Cincinnati and Columbus, Ohio; Nashville, Tennessee; and Indianapolis, Indiana. Call us today for all of your manufacturing needs!