Gary’s partnership with Akyumen Industries makes city the first in U.S. to manufacture smart phones, tablets

SourceChicago Tribune
Date Published10/27/2020

Additional Reshoring Information:

Company/Division name Akyumen Industries
Type of work Manufacturing
If manufacturing, is the company an OEM? Yes
Reshoring category:Reshoring
Total number of jobs (added or to be added):2000
Year reshoring announced:2020
Year reshoring implemented or to be implemented:2020
Capital investment ($):100
City reshored to:Gary
State(s) reshored to:IN
If relevant, work nearshored to:-
Industry(ies):Computer & Electronic Products
Product(s) reshoredcellphones, nanotechnology, cellphone equipment
What domestic positive factors made reshoring more attractive?Image/brand, Impact on domestic economy, Skilled workforce availability/training, Under-utilized capacity
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