Reshoring make Michigan great again, one rung at a time

SourceNews Hunters/Financial Times
Date Published10/23/2017
Author NamePatti Waldmeir/Financial Times
Mentions specific company case(s) of reshoring, kept from offshoring, or transplantYes

Additional Reshoring Information:

Company/Division name Michigan Ladder Co.
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:2011
Year reshoring implemented or to be implemented:2011
Country(ies) from which reshored:China
City reshored to:Ypsilanti
State(s) reshored to:MI
If relevant, work nearshored to:-
Industry(ies):Chemicals, Fabricated Metal Products, Wood & Paper Products
Product(s) reshoredLadders (aluminum, wood, fiberglass)
What non-domestic negative factors made offshoring less attractive?Freight cost, Intellectual property risk, Inventory, Quality/rework/warranty, Rising wages
What domestic positive factors made reshoring more attractive?Customer responsiveness improvement, Proximity to customers/market, U.S. price of natural gas/chemicals/electricity
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