Biddeford Hiking Gear Manufacturer Struggles to Find Skilled Workers

SourceMaine Public Broadcasting
Date Published08/19/2016
Mentions specific company case(s) of reshoring, kept from offshoring, or transplantYes

Additional Reshoring Information:

Company/Division name Hyperlite Mountain Gear
Type of work Manufacturing
Reshoring category:Kept from Offshoring
Total number of jobs (added or to be added):30
Year reshoring announced:2010
Domestically, the work will be done:In-house
City reshored to:Biddeford
State(s) reshored to:ME
If relevant, work nearshored to:-
Industry(ies):Apparel & Textiles, Hobbies (subset of Miscelaneous)
Product(s) reshoredTents and backpacks/backpacking gear
What non-domestic negative factors made offshoring less attractive?Difficulty of innovation/product differentiation, Intellectual property risk, Quality/rework/warranty
What domestic positive factors made reshoring more attractive?Manufacturing/engineering joint innovation (R&D), Under-utilized capacity, can create in-house training cell
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