Seating Business to Bring 510 Jobs to Tenn.

SourceManufacturing Business Technology
Date Published10/22/2013
Author NameAdrian Sainz (AP)
Mentions specific company case(s) of reshoring, kept from offshoring, or transplantYes

Additional Reshoring Information:

Company/Division name 9to5 Seating
Parent company9to5 Seating
Type of work Manufacturing
If manufacturing, is the company an OEM? Yes
Reshoring category:Reshoring
Total number of jobs (added or to be added):510
Year reshoring announced:2013
Year reshoring implemented or to be implemented:2014
Domestically, the work will be done:In-house
Capital investment ($):39.5
Country(ies) from which reshored:China
City reshored to:Union City
State(s) reshored to:TN
If relevant, work nearshored to:-
Industry(ies):Other, Office
Product(s) reshoredergonomic office chairs
What non-domestic negative factors made offshoring less attractive?Freight cost, Lead time/time to market
What domestic positive factors made reshoring more attractive?Infrastructure, Skilled workforce availability/training
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