Why Making Lights In America Is Not Just An Option

Date Published06/11/2014
Author NameJoel Hans

Additional Reshoring Information:

Company/Division name Independence LED
Type of work Manufacturing
If manufacturing, is the company an OEM? Yes
Reshoring category:Reshoring
What product(s) and/or service(s) were outsourced domestically?Manufacturing
Year reshoring announced:2009
Offshore, work was done:Outsourced
Domestically, the work will be done:In-house
Country(ies) from which reshored:China
City reshored to:Wayne
State(s) reshored to:PA
If relevant, work nearshored to:-
Industry(ies):Electrical Equipment/Appliances/Components
Product(s) reshoredLED Lighting
What non-domestic negative factors made offshoring less attractive?Freight cost, Lead time/time to market, Loss of control, Price, Quality/rework/warranty
What domestic positive factors made reshoring more attractive?Higher productivity, Manufacturing/engineering joint innovation (R&D), Skilled workforce availability/training, Other, American energy independence
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