New manufacturing plant coming to Kenton

Date Published12/14/2014
Author NameDarla Crownhart
Mentions specific company case(s) of reshoring, kept from offshoring, or transplantYes

Additional Reshoring Information:

Company/Division name Sekisui Plastics USA, Inc.
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:2015
Year reshoring implemented or to be implemented:2015
Capital investment ($):5.2
City reshored to:Kenton
State(s) reshored to:OH
If relevant, work nearshored to:-
Industry(ies):Plastic/Rubber Products, Transportation Equipment
Product(s) reshoredauto parts, baby seats, packaging
What non-domestic negative factors made offshoring less attractive?Delivery, Lead time/time to market
What domestic positive factors made reshoring more attractive?Automation/technology, Skilled workforce availability/training, proximity to customers
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