Chinese Textile Giant Brings Factory Jobs to Struggling Arkansas Town

SourceVOA News
Date Published09/06/2017
Author NamePing Zhang
Mentions specific company case(s) of reshoring, kept from offshoring, or transplantYes

Additional Reshoring Information:

Company/Division name Shandong Ruyi
Type of work Manufacturing
If manufacturing, is the company a contract manufacturer?Yes
Reshoring category:Foreign Direct Investment
Total number of jobs (added or to be added):800
Year reshoring announced:2017
Domestically, the work will be done:In-house
Capital investment ($):410
Country(ies) from which reshored:China
City reshored to:Forrest City
State(s) reshored to:AR
If relevant, work nearshored to:-
Industry(ies):Apparel & Textiles
Product(s) reshoredyarn
What domestic positive factors made reshoring more attractive?Eco-system synergies, Raw Materials Cost, Skilled workforce availability/training, Under-utilized capacity
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