A Case Study in Re-shoring: One St. Louis OEM Decides to Leave China and Look in His Own Backyard

SourceDesign2Part Magazine
Date Published01/01/2013
Author NameRebecca Carnes
Mentions specific company case(s) of reshoring, kept from offshoring, or transplantYes

Additional Reshoring Information:

Company/Division name Production Castings, Inc
Parent companyProduction Castings, Inc
Type of work Manufacturing
If manufacturing, is the company a contract manufacturer?Yes
Reshoring category:Reshoring
Domestically, the work will be done:In-house
City reshored to:Fenton
State(s) reshored to:MO
If relevant, work nearshored to:-
Industry(ies):Primary Metal Products
Product(s) reshoredaluminum and zinc die casting
What non-domestic negative factors made offshoring less attractive?Burden on staff, Communications, Delivery, Lead time/time to market, Loss of control, Strained offshore relationships, Quality/rework/warranty
What domestic positive factors made reshoring more attractive?Automation/technology
Mentions use of TCO or similar concept?Yes
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