Made In The USA

53m 10s

In this final episode of America Revealed, our host Yul Kwon takes a look at American manufacturing, which has undergone a massive revolution over the past 20 years. Despite all the gloom and doom, America is actually the number one manufacturing nation on earth. Yul crosses the nation looking at traditional and not-so traditional types of manufacturing.

Episodes

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    Made In The USA

    S1 E4 - 53m 10s

    In this final episode of America Revealed, our host Yul Kwon takes a look at American manufacturing, which has undergone a massive revolution over the past 20 years. Despite all the gloom and doom, America is actually the number one manufacturing nation on earth. Yul crosses the nation looking at traditional and not-so traditional types of manufacturing.

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    Electric Nation

    S1 E3 - 53m 11s

    Our modern electric power grid has been called the biggest and most complex machine in the world – delivering electricity over 200,000 miles of high tension transmission lines. In this third episode of America Revealed, host Yul Kwon travels around the country to understand its intricacies, its vulnerabilities, and the remarkable ingenuity required to keep the electricity on every day of the year.

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    Nation On The Move

    S1 E2 - 53m 10s

    America is a nation of vast distances and dense urban clusters, woven together by 200,000 miles of railroads, 5,000 airports, and 4 million miles of roads. In this second episode of America Revealed, host Yul Kwon journeys across the continent by air, road and rail.

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    Food Machine

    S1 E1 - 53m 12s

    In this first episode of America Revealed, host Yul Kwon explores how this machine feeds nearly 300 million Americans every day. He discovers engineering marvels we’ve created by putting nature to work and takes a look at the costs of our insatiable appetite on our health and environment.

Extras + Features

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    American Steel

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    When the American steel industry collapsed in the 1980s, it cost over three-hundred thousand jobs. Yul visits a steel company in Decatur, Alabama who looked for other avenues to continue production. Nucorp Steel bought up scrap metal yards and focussed their business entirely on recycling. Yul finds out how they were about to make steel out of junk.

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    Traditional Manufacturing

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    Yul travels to Nazareth, Pennsylvania, to meet the people who work at Martin Guitars. The company lies in the state's Lehigh Valley, which has seen many businesses close over the years, but Martin Guitars has remained open.

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    Facebook

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    Yul travels to Silicon Valley in California and arrives at the offices of Facebook. He meets Mike Schroepfer, who runs the engineering department at Facebook to find out more about a new kind of manufacturing. Virtual manufacturing - You can't touch it, or hold it, but Facebook makes a product and delivers it to its customers, it has created thousands of new companies and jobs as well as billions

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    The Future of Manufacturing

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    On Yul's journey he has been surprised to find that America is still making things and is still the leader in many of its fields of expertise. Americans are continuously innovating, Google, Intel, Facebook, some of the largest companies in the world all started in America. The fact is, we manufacture more now than we ever have in our history.

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    Fiber Optic

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    Ten Sleep, Wyoming is one of the most isolated places in America. Yul meets Rod Collingwood, he supervises the laying of fibre optic cable in this area. Fiber optic cable carries signals for our phones, television and the internet. Rod explains how fibre optic cable has become the new highway; it enables places even as remote as Ten Sleep to communicate with the world.

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    Automotive Industry

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    Yul meets Dennis Cueno, he is a site selector, and it is his job to help companies find locations for their factories. Together, they travel to Chattanooga, Tennessee to visit America's newest auto plant. This auto plant is owned by Volkswagen and is indicative of a current trend for automobile production in America.

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    Efficiency

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    Yul takes part in a training session at the Volkswagen training center in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Led by master trainer, Albert Graser, the teaching is a little different from what you might expect at an automotive training facility. New employees are taught about efficiency and being part of a production line by playing a game.

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    Factory Workers

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    Each dot in this data visualization represents one thousand factory workers. In this video we see the change in the number of manufacturing jobs there are today compared to the number there were twenty years ago.

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    Making Cars

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    Over the years manufacturing has seen a great revolution. Robots are now doing many of the jobs that used to be done by people. The use of robots has enabled work to be carried faster and more safely, but it has meant fewer jobs for people.

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    Natural Gas

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    Transporting gas is a dangerous and high precision operation. Yul joins a container ship carrying natural gas into Boston Harbour and meets Captain George Lee, Boston Harbour Docking Pilot to find out more.

  • Shale Natural Gas: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Shale Natural Gas

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    Yul meets Terry N Gelder, geoligist at Penn State University and expert on the Marsellius Shale rock formation to find out more about the natural gas found at the Marsellius.

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