Williams-Sonoma anticipated tariff hikes, will hire 500 U.S. workers

SourceWoodworking Newtwork
Date Published05/17/2019
Author NameRobert Dalheim
Mentions specific company case(s) of reshoring, kept from offshoring, or transplantYes

Additional Reshoring Information:

Company/Division name Williams- Sonoma
Parent companyWiliams- Sonoma
Type of work Manufacturing
If manufacturing, is the company an OEM? Yes
Reshoring category:Reshoring
Total number of jobs (added or to be added):500
Year reshoring announced:2018
Year reshoring implemented or to be implemented:2019
City reshored to:Tupelo
State(s) reshored to:MS
If relevant, work nearshored to:-
Product(s) reshoredfurniture
What non-domestic negative factors made offshoring less attractive?Freight cost, Tariffs, Travel cost/time, tariff hikes
What domestic positive factors made reshoring more attractive?Impact on domestic economy, Proximity to customers/market
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