American manufacturing may be dying, but it ain't dead yet! Style blogger Michael Williams of A Continuous Lean has put together a "Fuck Yeah Made in the USA" Tumblr, collecting manufacturing videos shot in factories in Illinois, Massachusetts, Oregon, Wisconsin, California and Maine, thus far.
Williams' focus here is primarily on footwear, textiles and clothing, but with any luck we'll start seeing some North Carolina furniture factories cropping up. In the meantime here's the Quoddy Workshop out of Maine:
Quoddy Workshop - Lewiston, Maine from Oliver Wilkins on Vimeo.
Williams has a good eye for quality, and for the Tumblr he's cherry-picked some of the best-looking factory footage you're likely to see. There's that consistency of quality that comes from things being shot on high-end DSLRs; the videos are resplendent in, as Williams puts it, "all of their 5D glory!"