Automated manufacturing helps Northern California firms do more with shallow labor pool

SourceNorth Bay Business Journal
Date Published02/10/2020
Author NameJeff Quackenbush
Mentions specific company case(s) of reshoring, kept from offshoring, or transplantYes

Additional Reshoring Information:

Company/Division name Labcon North America
Parent companyHelena Laboratories Corporation
Type of work Manufacturing
Reshoring category:Kept from Offshoring
Total number of jobs (added or to be added):240
Year reshoring announced:2020
City reshored to:Petaluma
State(s) reshored to:CA
If relevant, work nearshored to:-
Industry(ies):Medical Equipment & Supplies
Product(s) reshored"research consumables" (ex. pipettes)
What non-domestic negative factors made offshoring less attractive?Supply chain interruption risk/Natural disaster risk/Political instability , Tariffs, Other, epidemics, such as the corona virus
What domestic positive factors made reshoring more attractive?Automation/technology, Higher productivity, Lead time/Time to market
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