Whirlpool Shifts Some Production to U.S. From Mexico

SourceThe Wall Street Journal
Date Published12/19/2013
Author NameJames R. Hagerty
Mentions specific company case(s) of reshoring, kept from offshoring, or transplantYes

Additional Reshoring Information:

Company/Division name Whirlpool
Parent companyWhirlpool
Type of work Manufacturing
Reshoring category:Reshoring
Total number of jobs (added or to be added):90
Year reshoring announced:2013
Year reshoring implemented or to be implemented:2013
Country(ies) from which reshored:Mexico
City reshored to:Clyde
State(s) reshored to:OH
Industry(ies):Electrical Equipment/Appliances/Components
Product(s) reshoredfront-loading washing machines
What non-domestic negative factors made offshoring less attractive?Freight cost
What domestic positive factors made reshoring more attractive?Automation/technology, U.S. price of natural gas/chemicals/electricity
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