One Company’s Struggle to Move Manufacturing to the U.S.

SourceWall Street Journal
Date Published06/02/2015
Author NameTarun Shukla
Mentions specific company case(s) of reshoring, kept from offshoring, or transplantYes

Additional Reshoring Information:

Company/Division name Ranir LLC
Type of work Manufacturing
If manufacturing, is the company a contract manufacturer?Yes
Reshoring category:Reshoring
Total number of jobs (added or to be added):12
Year reshoring announced:2015
Year reshoring implemented or to be implemented:2015
Capital investment ($):3
Country(ies) from which reshored:China
City reshored to:Grand Rapids
State(s) reshored to:MI
If relevant, work nearshored to:-
Product(s) reshoredElectric toothbrush heads
What non-domestic negative factors made offshoring less attractive?Communications, Freight cost
What domestic positive factors made reshoring more attractive?Re-design of the part, Other, Walmart
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