Consumers are fully employed with rising incomes. They also have relatively low levels of household debt, which has been accrued at low interest rates. And most importantly, they account for over two-thirds of all U.S. economic activity.
What is different about Bruin? First, it's all about lights-out manufacturing, and it has been doing that for years on complex parts. It was difficult to find workers on the plant floor to include in photos. Production continues on nights and weekends, but with no human witnesses.
Ann Campbell, CFO of the Year finalist: "A lot of women think of manufacturing as, ‘Oh, I don't want to do that.' But in a way, that's the lifeblood of any country … women aren't just in the back office pushing paper around."