Japan-based Tokai Carbon GE Expands Hickman, Kentucky, Manufacturing Plant

SourceArea Development
Date Published02/03/2020
Author NameArea Development News Desk
Mentions specific company case(s) of reshoring, kept from offshoring, or transplantYes

Additional Reshoring Information:

Company/Division name Tokai Carbon GE, LLC
Parent companyTokai Carbon Co., Ltd.
Type of work Manufacturing
Reshoring category:Foreign Direct Investment
Total number of jobs (added or to be added):15
Year reshoring announced:2020
Capital investment ($):25
Country(ies) from which reshored:Japan
City reshored to:Hickman
State(s) reshored to:KY
If relevant, work nearshored to:-
Industry(ies):Electrical Equipment, Appliances & Components
Product(s) reshoredgraphite electrodes for US steel industry
What domestic positive factors made reshoring more attractive?Customer responsiveness improvement, Government Incentives, Proximity to customers/market, Skilled workforce availability/training, Other, expansion
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