To "stay competitive," medical device company moves manufacturing from China to South Carolina

SourcePlastics Today
Date Published06/20/2014
Author NameNorbert Sparrow
Mentions specific company case(s) of reshoring, kept from offshoring, or transplantYes

Additional Reshoring Information:

Company/Division name Rhythmlink International LLC
Type of work Manufacturing
If manufacturing, is the company an OEM? Yes
If manufacturing, is the company a contract manufacturer?Yes
Reshoring category:Transplant
Total number of jobs (added or to be added):50
Year reshoring announced:2014
Year reshoring implemented or to be implemented:2015
Offshore, work was done:In-house
Domestically, the work will be done:In-house
Capital investment ($):1.4
Country(ies) from which reshored:China
City reshored to:Columbia
State(s) reshored to:SC
If relevant, work nearshored to:-
Industry(ies):Medical Equipment/Supplies, custom packaging, custom products, private labelin
Product(s) reshoredEpilepsy devices
What non-domestic negative factors made offshoring less attractive?Lead time/time to market, Total cost
What domestic positive factors made reshoring more attractive?Automation/technology, Customer responsiveness improvement, Government Incentives
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