How U.S. manufacturing shapes our world [video]

When you see the label “Made in America,” it signifies a lot more than just the product’s country of origin. It conveys a rich history of innovation and hard work: the twin pillars of U.S. industry.

For more than 200 years, American manufacturing has been continuously redefined by new ideas that yield better products and production methods.

In recent decades, U.S. manufacturers have become more competitive globally, according to the National Association of Manufacturers, which points to the country’s well-educated and diverse workforce as one reason for its top-notch products.

Watch this video to learn about U.S. manufacturing advances that have brought the world devices ranging from computers and smartphones to medical instruments.