On April 25th, 2012 Irving Glickman will celebrate his 100th birthday and a manufacturing career that has spanned seven decades. As a pioneer in the development of synthetic rubber, Mr. Glickman saw the greater potential of thermoplastics and in 1956, he founded The Rodon Group. Today, Rodon is one of the largest family-owned and operated injection molders in the United States serving a diverse group of industries including consumer products, medical, construction, pharmaceutical and toys. The company has grown from a modest four press operation to 105 molding machines with robotic capabilities.
The study from BDO USA, which polled 100 US technology chief financial officers, found that just 32% say they currently outsource services or manufacturing to companies outside of the US. This marks a “notable shift” from 2009 when nearly twice as many companies (62%) were outsourcing.
According to the report, the outlook is positive for tech industry jobs to stay in the US: some 50% of CFOs plan to hire more employees this year. Among the companies who are not currently outsourcing, 80% report that they are unlikely to outsource services or manufacturing overseas in the near future.
“With unemployment numbers still hovering above 8%, pressure is mounting from Washington to bring jobs home. The tech industry seems to be moving in that direction, which is good news for US job seekers,” said Paul Heiselmann, partner in the Technology and Life Sciences practice at BDO USA, LLP.