A Reshoring Initiative Case Study:

Eagle Tool US, LLc


  • Company: Eagle Tool US
  • Location: Crystal Lake, Illinois
  • Satisfaction with the results: High


  • cable installer drill bits


Countries from which reshored: China, Taiwan
Factors which made offshoring less attractive: Delivery, Quality, Rework, Warranty, Intellectual Property, Inventory, Travel Cost/Time or Local Onsite Audit, Communications, Difficulty of Innovation/Product Differentiation, Loss of Customer Responsiveness, Image/Brand (prefer U.S.), Product Liability


The work was kept from being offshored.
Reshored work is in-house.
Domestic factors which made the domestic alternative more attractive: Automation/technology, Lean or other business process improvement techniques, Redesign of the part

Additional Background

Relevant Industries: Fabricated Metal Products, Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Components
Year Reshored: 2014