Making shoes in the U.S.? An Overland company finds a way

SourceSt. Louis Post-Dispatch
Date Published01/12/2014
Author NameKavita Kumar
Mentions specific company case(s) of reshoring, kept from offshoring, or transplantYes

Additional Reshoring Information:

Company/Division name EP American Footwear
Parent companyElan-Polo and McPherson Manufacturing
Type of work Manufacturing
If manufacturing, is the company an OEM? Yes
If manufacturing, is the company a contract manufacturer?Yes
Reshoring category:Reshoring
Total number of jobs (added or to be added):250
Year reshoring announced:2014
Year reshoring implemented or to be implemented:2014
Capital investment ($):25
City reshored to:Hazelhurst
State(s) reshored to:GA
If relevant, work nearshored to:-
Product(s) reshoredinjectionmold flipflop, garden clog, soccer sandal
What non-domestic negative factors made offshoring less attractive?Freight cost, Rising wages, Travel cost/time
What domestic positive factors made reshoring more attractive?Automation/technology, Government Incentives, U.S. price of natural gas/chemicals/electricity, Walmart incentives
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