Author Archives | Michele Nash-Hoff

Michele Nash-Hoff has been in and out of San Diego’s high-tech manufacturing industry since starting as an engineering secretary at age 18. Her career includes being part of the founding team of two startup companies.

Michele is founder and president of ElectroFab Sales, a sales agency specializing in helping manufacturers select the right processes for their products.

In 1998, she also served as manager of the San Diego Enterprise Center, a new business incubator for start-up companies, while also running ElectroFab. The National Business Incubation Association published Michele’s first book, For Profit Business Incubators, that same year.

Michele has been president of the San Diego Electronics Network, the San Diego Chapter of the Electronics Representatives Association, and The High Technology Foundation, as well as several professional and non-profit organizations. She is an active member of the Soroptimist International of San Diego club.

She has a certificate in Total Quality Management and is a 1994 graduate of San Diego’s leadership program (LEAD San Diego.)

Michele is the author of Can American Manufacturing be Saved? Why we should and how we can available at www.savingusmanufacturing.com and www.amazon.com.

Made in USA San Diego Brands Succeed in Apparel Market

Reposted from savingusmanufacturing.com *****   Made in USA San Diego Brands Succeed in Apparel Market Would you be surprised to find out that San Diego has a fashion design industry? On July 30th, the Fashion Group International San Diego held a meeting, titled “Going from Designer to Manufacturer,” featuring Barrie…

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How Multinational Agribusinesses are Attacking Country of Origin Labeling

  How Multinational Agribusinesses are Attacking Country of Origin Labeling If you have bought any packaged meat recently, you may have noticed a new type label: a Country of Origin label that may list up to three countries under the categories of “born, raised, and slaughtered.” Consumer groups have long advocated…

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STEM Education Matters to our National Security, Innovation and World Leadership

Reposted from savingusmanufacturing.com ***** STEM Education Matters to our National Security, Innovation and World Leadership Over the last 230 years, the United States became a global leader, in large part, through the genius and hard work of its scientists, engineers and innovators. Today, a little over 4% of the workforce…

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Trade Deficit Would Shrink with Stroke of a Pen

Reposted from savingusmanufacturing.com ***** Trade Deficit Would Shrink with Stroke of a Pen July 16, 2014 Since NAFTA went into effect in 1994, the U. S. has generated the highest trade deficit in the world and the largest in the world’s recorded history. If you add the annual trade deficit…

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Manufacturing Thrives in San Diego’s North County Region

Reposted from savingusmanufacturing.com ***** Manufacturing Thrives in San Diego’s North County Region July 8, 2014  |  savingusmanufacturing.com On the morning of July 1st, the San Diego North Economic Development Council (SDNEDC) hosted a North County Manufacturing Executive Roundtable at the City of Vista Civic Center. Over 100 professionals were welcomed by County…

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California’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Summit Explores Potential Industry Growth

Reposted from Savingusmanufacturing.com ***** California’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Summit Explores Potential Industry Growth Michele Nash Hoff  |  June 17, 2014  |   Michele Nash-Hoff The California UAS Summit held on Tuesday, June 10, 2014 in San Diego brought together thought leaders from government, trade organizations, military, academia and a diverse…

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Rigged Trade is the Source of our Economic Problems

Reposted from savingusmanufacturing.com ***** Rigged Trade is the Source of our Economic Problems We all like to get something for free, so free trade sounds good. The question is: do we even have free trade? No, we do not. What we call free trade isn’t “free,” and it isn’t “good,” at least…

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Columbus Castings has learned how to survive and thrive in challenging market

Reposted from savingusmanufacturing.com The metal casting industry has been one of the hardest hit by competition from China and India, but some companies have been able to survive and even prosper despite the combined onslaught of intense offshore competition and the Great Recession. That has now put them in the…

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We are in danger of losing our country’s assets!

Reposted from savingusmanufacturing.com ***** We are in danger of losing our country’s assets! April 9th, 2014  |  savingusmanufacturing.com We Americans blithely ignore the long-term effects of allowing foreign corporations to purchase the assets of our country in the form of companies, land, and resources. We are selling off our ability…

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Manufacturing in Golden State Summit shows how to make California Thrive

Reposted from savingusmanufacturing.com ***** Manufacturing in Golden State Summit shows how to make California Thrive On March 19th, over 100 business leaders met at the community center of the City of Brea in Orange County for the “Manufacturing in the Golden State – Making California Thrive” economic summit. The summit…

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