Why Independence LED moved manufacturing back to the US

SourceIndustry Week
Date Published05/21/2014
Author NameCharlie Szoradi
Mentions specific company case(s) of reshoring, kept from offshoring, or transplantYes

Additional Reshoring Information:

Company/Division name Independence LED
Type of work Manufacturing
If manufacturing, is the company an OEM? Yes
Reshoring category:Reshoring
Year reshoring announced:2010
Country(ies) from which reshored:China
State(s) reshored to:PA
If relevant, work nearshored to:-
Industry(ies):Electrical Equipment/Appliances/Components
Product(s) reshoredLEDs
What non-domestic negative factors made offshoring less attractive?Freight cost, Quality/rework/warranty
What domestic positive factors made reshoring more attractive?Automation/technology, Government Incentives, Image/brand, Other, Proximity to customers, ARRA, Energy Security
Mentions use of TCO or similar concept?Yes
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