The last ten years have been tumultuous for the American manufacturing sector, which had already seen more than its
fair share of difficult decades before the Great Recession of 2008. In fact, U.S. manufacturers were fighting an
economic downturn before the recession hit, seeing productivity growth in the 1990s decline steadily in the early-
and mid-2000s. Today however, manufacturing is now enjoying something of a renaissance. As companies across all
industries launch or expand their manufacturing operations in the U.S., they can look to Winegard Company, based in
Burlington, Iowa, for lessons on how to effectively address a wide range of issues.
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