With fewer skilled stitchers to hire, Seattle-based gear company expands to California

Date Published06/18/2019
Author NameKeerthi Vedantam
Mentions specific company case(s) of reshoring, kept from offshoring, or transplantYes

Additional Reshoring Information:

Company/Division name Outdoor Research, Inc.
Parent companyOutdoor Research Inc
Type of work Manufacturing
If manufacturing, is the company a contract manufacturer?Yes
Reshoring category:Reshoring
Total number of jobs (added or to be added):105
Year reshoring announced:2019
City reshored to:El Monte
State(s) reshored to:CA
If relevant, work nearshored to:-
Industry(ies):Apparel & Textiles
Product(s) reshoredtactical outdoor gear
What domestic positive factors made reshoring more attractive?Eco-system synergies, Higher productivity, Infrastructure, Image/brand, Proximity to customers/market, Skilled workforce availability/training
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