No Ports Better Than Slow Ports: Startup PebbleBee Will Make Wearable Device in Washington, Not China

SourcePuget Sound Business Journal
Date Published02/18/2015
Author NameSarah Aitchison
Mentions specific company case(s) of reshoring, kept from offshoring, or transplantYes

Additional Reshoring Information:

Company/Division name PebbleBee
Type of work Manufacturing
If manufacturing, is the company an OEM? Yes
Reshoring category:Reshoring
Total number of jobs (added or to be added):15
Year reshoring announced:2015
Year reshoring implemented or to be implemented:2015
Offshore, work was done:Outsourced
Country(ies) from which reshored:China
City reshored to:Kirkland
State(s) reshored to:WA
If relevant, work nearshored to:-
Industry(ies):Computer/Electronic Products
Product(s) reshoredPersonal location devices
What non-domestic negative factors made offshoring less attractive?Delivery, Product liability, Supply chain interruption risk, Travel cost/time
What domestic positive factors made reshoring more attractive?Customer responsiveness improvement
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