Kent International is ready to reshore more bicycle component manufacturing

SourceIndustry Week
Date Published06/08/2015
Author NamePatricia Moody
Mentions specific company case(s) of reshoring, kept from offshoring, or transplantYes

Additional Reshoring Information:

Company/Division name Kent Bicycles
Parent companyKent International
Type of work Manufacturing
If manufacturing, is the company an OEM? Yes
Reshoring category:Reshoring
Total number of jobs (added or to be added):14
Year reshoring announced:2015
Year reshoring implemented or to be implemented:2015
Offshore, work was done:In-house
Domestically, the work will be done:In-house
Country(ies) from which reshored:China
City reshored to:Manning
State(s) reshored to:SC
If relevant, work nearshored to:-
Industry(ies):Fabricated Metal Products, Transportation Equipment
Product(s) reshoredBicycle components
What domestic positive factors made reshoring more attractive?Automation/technology, Image/brand, Walmart
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