Williams-Sonoma CEO says the company saw tariff hikes coming, hired more US workers

Date Published05/13/2019
Author NameTyler Clifford
Mentions specific company case(s) of reshoring, kept from offshoring, or transplantYes

Additional Reshoring Information:

Company/Division name Williams-Sonoma, Inc.
Parent companyWilliams-Sonoma, Inc.
Type of work Manufacturing
Reshoring category:Reshoring
Total number of jobs (added or to be added):500
Year reshoring announced:2019
Country(ies) from which reshored:China
City reshored to:Tupelo
State(s) reshored to:MS
If relevant, work nearshored to:-
Product(s) reshoredupholstered furniture
What non-domestic negative factors made offshoring less attractive?Freight cost, Tariffs
What domestic positive factors made reshoring more attractive?Other, expand current production
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