Just when you thought U.S. manufacturing was on a straight path downwards -- if you really thought that -- there's this, from the aviation industry.
A twist on the usually reversed cost problem of manufacturing in the U.S.: Embraer's new facility in Melbourne, Florida is expected to cut costs due to its proximity to the jet maker's suppliers in the U.S. and Canada.
Managing director named for Embraer's first U.S. business jet plant
Aerospace manufacturing veteran Phil Krull will be at the helm when the new Embraer business jet assembly plant opens at Melbourne International Airport in Florida. The 150,000-square-foot facility is expected to build eight business jets a year at a cost that could be lower than planes made in Brazil due to the new plant's proximity to its U.S. and Canadian parts manufacturers. AviationWeek.com (Nov 01, 2010)
(AviationWeek via AOPA eBrief)
- jR (corrected the title, some fixes)