The need for new, advanced factory space is growing across the country, and this may be particularly true in California thanks to the extant tech industry that's now branching out into more manufacturing ventures in the U.S.
As the manufacturing industry once again grows its footprint across the U.S., the need for well-trained workers who can meet the demands of the modern industry becomes more apparent to all involved.
The topic of raising the minimum wage in Massachusetts incrementally over the next several years to $15 per hour has been a point of contention for some time.
The state of Tennessee is located in a prime part of the country when it comes to being able to ship and receive goods.
In the past few years, the talk about trade policy around the manufacturing industry in particular has really heated up nationwide, and in some ways it has created massive benefits for the sector as a whole.
The advanced manufacturing sector is picking up plenty of steam across the country, but an emerging seat of power for the industry could be located in Buffalo, New York.
The argument over a significantly higher minimum wage has been ongoing for some time, with those opposed to such a move saying it would negatively impact many businesses' bottom lines, especially for smaller companies.
The rising tide of public opinion about the need for a higher minimum wage isn't just something for legislators at the state, local or even federal levels to consider.
Across the U.S., one of the biggest issues many manufacturing companies now face is the fact that they have plenty of job openings but simply cannot find enough qualified candidates to fill them.
Over the past several months, Maine lawmakers have been weighing what they can do about the state's minimum wage.
While many states across the country have been enjoying manufacturing sector recoveries for years now, there is still something to be said for such efforts cropping up in potentially unexpected places.
The state of Wisconsin recently won a high-profile bid to become home to a major advanced manufacturing effort, forging a deal worth billions of dollars and creating thousands of jobs.
With so many states now considering changes to the way in which their lowest-paid workers are compensated, it's rarely a surprise when politicians come out in support of such a change.
One of the biggest issues that goes into manufacturing safety across an entire factory operation is making sure everyone is on the same page with how to proceed.
Perhaps one of the more unexpected states to be enjoying a bit of a manufacturing renaissance in recent years is New York.
Many parts of the country are now in the midst of a debate over raising the minimum wage, including whether to do it in the first place and what constitutes a reasonable increase.
With the manufacturing sector growing once again, there are many parts of the country where factory jobs are once again proliferating.
The neighboring states of Ohio and Kentucky have histories of manufacturing efforts stretching back decades.
The manufacturing industry is making a comeback in many states where it had long been a staple of the economy, but also starting to expand with surprising vigor in unexpected places as well.
With factory activity picking up across the U.S., many companies are starting to get more orders than they were used to seeing before.