Oct
21

Reverse Engineering

The Friday File: The US economy has lost manufacturing jobs as foreigners can often make things more cheaply than we can. What manufacturing remains is increasingly high end; it’s less easily outsourced. But, there are exceptions. In Americus, GA 50 people make 2 million pairs of chopsticks/day bound for. . . .China! Turns out poplars, which are plentiful there, are ideal for chopsticks; they aren’t too hard and needn’t be treated with chemicals.

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  1. Chris Burke says

    good to know that us local Georgians are actually exporting some goods to China. I wonder if they actually stamp MADE IN CHINA on the back of the chopsticks just so folks feel some authenticity.

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