Under Armour CEO Says His Company Wants To Bring Manufacturing Back To The Americas
It’s rare to hear a corporate CEO talk about bring good manufacturing jobs back. Most of the time they’re looking to ship jobs overseas and find the cheapest labour possible.
That’s why it was surprising to hear the CEO of shoe and sportswear producer Under Armour talk about actually producing more locally.
Speaking at the CES Tradeshow, Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank said manufacturing in the Americas was a good idea, since consumers are now demanding more locally sourced products.
“We should be bringing jobs back, not just to America, but tightening supply chains all over the world,” said Plank. “We have the ability to do it better. It’s time for all of us to make an investment.”
Plank also said that building a good business “Means jobs. It means the better welfare of people.”
Instead of focusing on cheap labour, Under Armour is focusing on investing in Baltimore, where they are headquartered.
A contrast to the status quo rhetoric on manufacturing
Plank’s comments show that the status quo – where we are asked to accept all our manufacturing jobs draining away to other countries – is not set in stone.
Indeed, the idea that we have to give up our good well-paying jobs is propaganda, pushed on us by a globalist elite that wants to see workers kept poor, desperate, and compliant. That may benefit big banks and elitist politicians, but it hurts the rest of us.
It seems that slowly but surely, more people are waking up to the fact that we don’t have to accept the economic straitjacket our “leaders” keep pushing on us.
When even the CEO of a large company is acknowledging that manufacturing jobs can be brought home and more local economies are the direction to go, it’s clear that the status quo is beginning to break down.
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