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Monthly Archives: September 2015

18 SeptemberEmployee Spotlight: Meet Karyn


At Lyndex-Nikken, we value our employees and their ongoing efforts to provide our customers with the highest level of service. With over 35 years of business, we understand our achievements would not have been possible without our employees’ hard work. Therefore, in this Lyndex-Nikken Employee Spotlight vlog series, we are highlighting our team and their commitment to excellence.

This week we have the spotlight on Karyn. She is an Inside Sales Representative who has been with us for 16 years.  Watch the video to hear what Karyn thinks about working at Lyndex-Nikken.

4 September8 Facts You Need to Know about American Manufacturing

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Our booming manufacturing industry plays a valuable role in our American economy. The County Business Patterns, also known as the CBP, is an annual report from the Census Bureau that provides sub-national economic data by industry. According to the CBP, the American manufacturing industry includes almost 300,000 businesses with over 11 million employees producing goods we consume domestically or sell to other countries. This keeps the American economy growing. The average person may not understand how important manufacturing is to our national economy. Here are 8 facts you need to know about the American Manufacturing Industry:

1. 60,000 manufacturing jobs were added in the U.S. in 2014, in contrast to only 12,000 in 2003. 1

2. Manufacturing jobs aided in the country’s recovery back from the recent economic downturn, producing 29% of total economic growth in America since 2009. 1

3. If American manufacturing were its own economy, it would be the 8th largest economy in the world. 2

4. The average annual salary of an American manufacturing worker is $77,060, which includes salary and benefits. The average worker in non-manufacturing industries earned $60,168. 3

5. Manufacturers contributed $1.87 trillion to the economy, in 2012. An increase from $1.73 trillion in 2011. 4

6. Manufacturing work supports an estimated 17.2 million jobs in the United States. Nearly 12 million Americans are employed directly in manufacturing. 5

7. The American manufacturing industry is leading the initiative toward STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) courses that could provide a more competitive workforce on a global level. 6

8. In 2011, American manufacturers invested 3.9% of its sales into research and development, which has increased the recent technological advancements with in the manufacturing industry.7


1) http://www.marketwatch.com/story/us-flips-the-script-on-jobs-reshoring-finally-outpaced-offshoring-in-2014-2015-05-01

2) http://www.themanufacturinginstitute.org/Research/Facts-About-Manufacturing/Economy-and-Jobs/8th-Largest-Economy/8th-Largest-Economy.aspx

3) http://useconomy.about.com/od/glossary/g/manufacturing_jobs.htm

4) http://www.nam.org/Issues/Trade/Free-Trade-Toolkit/Sample-Trade-Newsletter-on-Trade/

5) http://www.nam.org/Growth/

6) http://www.usnews.com/news/blogs/stem-education/2012/08/15/industry-educators-build-in-roads-to-stem-success

7) http://www.themanufacturinginstitute.org/Research/Facts-About-Manufacturing/Research-and-Development/US-Private-Sector-RandD/US-Private-Sector-RandD.aspx