I get your point but I'd prefer to look at this as continuing a tradition of American craftsmanship, ingenuity, and innovation. My shop occupies a four story brick factory in Philadelphia PA. It was built near the end of the 1800's and for nearly 100 years produced parts for narrow gauge looms. We still have many of the old patterns used in making castings and the 36" bandsaw I use daily was part of the original shop and runs like a Swiss watch. Workbenches, vices, and an assortment of machinery were also part of the purchase and continue to be used.
My shop occupies the entirety of the ground floor and we produce high end custom furniture, cabinetry and architectural millwork. The other three floors are occupied by a handful of artisans and small businesses from woodworkers to oil painters and photographers.
So, while you might feel like the US is not the pillar of industry and manufacturing it once was. I like to see what we are doing as being part of a revival of that interest.