New threads invigorate Mass. textile industry

SourceBoston Globe
Date Published12/19/2015
Author NameSteve Maas
Mentions specific company case(s) of reshoring, kept from offshoring, or transplantYes

Additional Reshoring Information:

Company/Division name Joseph Abboud
Parent companyMen's Wearhouse
Type of work Manufacturing
If manufacturing, is the company an OEM? Yes
Reshoring category:Reshoring
Total number of jobs (added or to be added):300
Year reshoring announced:2015
Year reshoring implemented or to be implemented:2013
Domestically, the work will be done:In-house
$/year of sales of reshored product or service:30%
City reshored to:New Bedford
State(s) reshored to:MA
If relevant, work nearshored to:-
Industry(ies):Apparel & Textiles
What domestic positive factors made reshoring more attractive?Automation/technology, Customization/Flexibility, Higher productivity
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