Monday, February 9, 2015

Current Reported U.S. Suppliers fulfilling Walmart's Reshoring Initiative


Walmart U.S. Supplier
Product
Added Jobs
Reported

1
Élan-Polo
Injection-molded footwear in Hazlehurst, GA
250
2
Louis Hornick & Company
Window covering and home textiles in a new facility in Allendale County, SC
125
3
EveryWare Global, Inc.
Producing bakeware, tabletop and household glassware and canning jars in expanded facility
2
4
Mohawk Home
Rugs and mats
5
Kent Bicycles
Bicycles
175
6
Tailor Made Products/Anchor Hocking
Kitchen utensil manufacturer, making a $2 million investment in WI

12
7
NUK USA *
Baby products reshored to Wisconsin
8
Korona Candles
Will invest $18.5 million in Virginia to produce Mainstays Tealight Candles.
170
9
Kayser-Roth
No Nonsense legwear
100
10
Hampton Products
Screen and storm door hardware in Shell Lake, WI
150
11True Science*Pet Products

12
Renfro
Legwear and socks in Cleveland, TN, and Fort Payne, AL
195
13
General Electric
Energy efficient soft white bulbs
150
14
Chobani
Invested $450m to open Greek Yogurt plant in Twin Falls, ID

15
1888 Mills LLC
Towels in Griffin, GA, branded “made here” and selling 30% better than non-U.S.-made towels
35
16
Hanna’s Candle Company
Candles in Fayetteville, Arkansas; sales increased to $30m/year
60
17
Trident Case
Mobile device cases in Rancho Cucamonga, California
75
18
Toydozer
a plastic device for scooping up small toys in Pendell, PA

19
Authentic Comfort
Memory foam mattress toppers

20
Richelieu
Socks
200
21
GT Tires
Mentioned at Summit

22
Enor Corp
Plastic Toys
151
23
Arden Companies
Printed Textiles/Soft Goods

24
Creative Things
Plastic Products – dog toys, cell phone covers
104 (64 + 40 future)
25
Pace Industries
Die Casting Solutions for Walmart suppliers

26
American Home Manufacturing
Comforters
200
27
Dalen Products Inc.
Ceramic owls

28
Implus Footwear *
Gel insoles reshored from China
40
29
Bell Sports
Bicycle helmets to be 100% Made in USA

30
Andover Healthcare *
Bandages





Total known jobs as of February 2015:
2194
Source: Reshoring Library, February, 2015

* Source: Walmart, uncorroborated

Walmart is creating more U.S. manufacturing jobs and improving its own retail jobs. In addition to buying $250 billion more Made in USA products over 10 years, Walmart has announced a program to improve the pay and promotional opportunity of its employees.

For more blogs and data on the reshoring trend, visit the newly launched reshorenow.org.

Friday, January 23, 2015

EMP Robotic Automation: Kept from offshoring - added 160 jobs

Back in 2011 EMP Robotic Automation added automation to make their factory more lean. The result was that they did not have to move offshore, and were able to add 160 new jobs to their factory in Escanaba, MI. More companies are realizing it is possible to profitably keep manufacturing in the US.

Use the free Total Cost of Ownership Estimator TM to see if it makes sense for your company to remain in or reshore to the US.

See more Case Studies, or add your own.

To find out more about EMP, watch this video:

 

Monday, December 29, 2014

Reshoring Initiative December 2014 Newsletter



Help Us Usher in the New Year by Refining the Reshoring Database!

Call to Companies

Early next year, we will be publishing large portions of our data on manufacturing returning to North America, providing more accurate insights to the breadth and progress of the reshoring trend. We need your help to refine our database, which contains all companies, including OEM’s and suppliers, reported as having reshored, kept from offshoring, or foreign direct invested (FDI: foreign companies investing in the U.S.) These are broadly defined at the linked site: The Reshoring Initiative Blog: MASTER LIST OF RESHORED COMPANIES.

If your company has brought to North America any work, products, components, tools, etc., please check our list and update the data on your company or direct us to someone who could do so. Or, if your company is not listed, find out more here about how to add your information to the database. We would love to hear from you.

In the News

One major trajectory of the trend is the expansion of international reshoring efforts. We recently compared notes with Janice Munday, Director, Advanced Manufacturing and Services (BIS) and Co-Chair of ReshoreUK, and Richard Colley, Reshoring and Business Investment, Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS). The U.K. faces many of the same reshoring issues that we do in the U.S., but appears to be taking a more proactive approach to getting work back. We urge the U.S. to implement our Reshoring Recommendations to match or exceed the U.K.’s commitment to economic growth via reshoring.
To learn more about what the U.K. is doing, read the following speeches on the subject:

Find out more on UK, European and Taiwanese reshoring in our blog on International Reshoring Update.

Festo, Tesla and Boeing Tango with the Skills Gap.
Skills training initiatives continue to evolve, but gaps remain. How will government and community colleges respond to help fill the skills gap in large reshoring cases such as Tesla, which will provide 6500 new jobs in Nevada, and Boeing, which will add 1000 jobs in Utah? Read more:

Stay Alert to the Dangers of Offshoring: Risks = Costs
See the latest on offshore risk assessment: The Risks of Offshoring: A Multi-Faceted Perspective.

More Support for Reshoring
Congratulations to Rosemary Coates on the successful launch of the Reshoring Institute. The Institute (not to be confused with the Reshoring Initiative) offers expert guidance on how to successfully reshore. We are delighted to have another organization and resource driving the cause!

Walmart’s Reshoring Initiative Under Way
Walmart’s U.S. Manufacturing program continues to gain momentum. A recent MASSMEP Newsletter contained a great summary of the program. We encourage companies that have Made in USA products or could decide to bring manufacturing back to contact Walmart. Go to Jobs in U.S. Manufacturing Portal (JUMP), and keep us informed of your success.


Reshoring Initiative Resources

Thanks to all our supporters, and especially to our Sponsors. Reshoring successes depend on your help.. Please consider posting a link to the Reshoring Initiative on your website, and/or donating your time, talent or dollars. You can download our logo at the website. Contact us for more information on how you can help or how the Initiative can help you.

Happy Holidays from the Reshoring Initiative!

Harry MoserReshoring Initiative (847) 726-2975

Millar Kelley – Newsletter Editor and Research Analyst

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Help Document the Return of Manufacturing to North America

Instructions to the MASTER LIST OF RESHORED COMPANIES

In the last 5 years, has your company brought manufacturing from overseas to North America or decided to keep manufacturing here? If so, we would like to know about it. The Reshoring Initiative keeps track of all data involved in manufacturing trends related to reshoring both through our Library of published articles, and by talking to companies directly. All manufacturing qualifies: products, assemblies, components, tooling, etc.


Click to download: MASTER LIST OF RESHORED COMPANIES

Here is how to proceed:

  1. Read this Blog, then follow the link to MASTER LIST OF RESHORED COMPANIES belowTo date our list contains 800+ companies.
  2. If your company is listed, email us to request a spreadsheet of our record of all of your company’s data for you to review, edit and return. Please include your company name and detailed contact info.
  3. If your company is not on the list or you have additional cases at your company, click here to add your company to the database. Click the arrow icon to download, enter your data, save and email back to us. 
Companies that qualify:
  1. OEMs that bring back in-house manufacturing
  2. Suppliers that replace offshore suppliers
 DEFINITIONS OF CATEGORIES
Where parent company is headquartered
Where the product has been produced
Where product will be produced
Category
U.S., Canada or Mexico
Outside headquarters country
In the headquarters country
Reshoring
U.S., Canada or Mexico
Headquarters country
Headquarters country
KFO (Kept from Offshoring)
Any country other than the N. American country where it will be produced
Any country other than where it will be produced
In a N. American country
FDI (Foreign Direct Investment)


Not included: Expansion due to natural market growth. While this is also an important indicator of industry health, it is not within the scope of reshored production.

note:    FDI: Foreign Direct Investment,        KFO: Kept from Offshoring 


Click to download: MASTER LIST OF RESHORED COMPANIES

Why Participating is important

When other companies see your reshoring successes, it will encourage them to use TCO, which may lead to better sourcing decisions, growth in U.S. Manufacturing and American jobs and a better U.S. Economy.

Thank you for participating in our 2015 Reshoring Trends report!