Shoemaking Gets a Foot in the Door in the U.S.

SourceThe Wall Street Journal
Date Published07/13/2014
Author NameJames R. Hagerty
Mentions specific company case(s) of reshoring, kept from offshoring, or transplantYes

Additional Reshoring Information:

Company/Division name Footwear Industries Tennessee
Parent companyMerchant House Ltd.
Type of work Manufacturing
If manufacturing, is the company an OEM? Yes
Reshoring category:Transplant
Total number of jobs (added or to be added):50
Year reshoring announced:2014
Offshore, work was done:In-house
Domestically, the work will be done:In-house
Capital investment ($):5
Country(ies) from which reshored:China
City reshored to:Jefferson City
State(s) reshored to:TN
If relevant, work nearshored to:-
Product(s) reshoredMid-range work boots
What non-domestic negative factors made offshoring less attractive?Lead time/time to market, Rising wages, Total cost
What domestic positive factors made reshoring more attractive?Automation/technology, Re-design of the part, Proximity to market
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