After decades of exodus, companies returning production to U.S.

SourceLos Angeles Times
Date Published05/13/2014
Author NameDon Lee
Mentions specific company case(s) of reshoring, kept from offshoring, or transplantYes

Additional Reshoring Information:

Company/Division name Generac Power Systems
Type of work Manufacturing
Reshoring category:Reshoring
Total number of jobs (added or to be added):80
Year reshoring announced:2014
Domestically, the work will be done:In-house
Country(ies) from which reshored:China
City reshored to:Whitewater
State(s) reshored to:WI
If relevant, work nearshored to:-
Industry(ies):Electrical Equipment/Appliances/Components, Energy
Product(s) reshoredAlternators for generators
What non-domestic negative factors made offshoring less attractive?Delivery, Rising wages, Total cost
What domestic positive factors made reshoring more attractive?Automation/technology, Higher productivity
Mentions use of TCO or similar concept?Yes
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