Saturday, August 31, 2013

Trend story singles out Airbus plant

A CNBC report on a global manufacturing trend pointed to the decision by Airbus to expand production into the United States as a prime example. The report focused on the Boston Consulting Group's recent report indicating the United States is rapidly becoming a low-cost leader for manufacturing. Part of the reason is that exports have been growing more than seven times faster than GDP since 2005. It used the Airbus A320 final assembly line being built at Brookley Aeroplex in Mobile, Ala., as an example of the trend. (Source: CNBC, 08/28/13,, 08/30/13)