World's largest kayak manufacturer to locate headquarters in Muskegon

SourceMichigan Live
Date Published08/25/2017
Author Name Justine McGuire
Mentions specific company case(s) of reshoring, kept from offshoring, or transplantYes

Additional Reshoring Information:

Company/Division name KL Outdoor/GSC
Type of work Manufacturing
If manufacturing, is the company an OEM? Yes
Reshoring category:Kept from Offshoring
Total number of jobs (added or to be added):153
Year reshoring announced:2017
Year reshoring implemented or to be implemented:2019
Domestically, the work will be done:In-house
Capital investment ($):9.2
Country(ies) from which reshored:Canada
City reshored to:Muskegon
State(s) reshored to:MI
If relevant, work nearshored to:-
Industry(ies):Hobbies (subset of Miscelaneous)
Product(s) reshoredkayaks
What domestic positive factors made reshoring more attractive?Government Incentives, Lean/other business process improvement techniques, Proximity to customers/market
Government Incentive dollar amount:$765,000 Michigan Business Development Program per
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