Monday, April 28, 2014

Reshoring Initiative April 2014 Newsletter

In the News

The second half of winter was a busy time for both reshoring and the Initiative.

Mississippi and Pennsylvania are leading the reshoring charge!
The Initiative is training teams in Mississippi and Pennsylvania to help companies reevaluate offshoring. To participate, companies in those states can contact:
We anticipate a similar effort in Alabama and are talking to other states and cities. If you would like to accelerate reshoring in your state, please put us in touch with your economic development organization, MEP or other groups that want manufacturing to grow.

The world is paying attention.
Following the example of the U.S., international reshoring is growing, especially in Europe where companies are beginning to bring production back to serve local markets. European reshoring is driven by similar motivations (minus cheap energy) including: labor cost, lead time, quality, IP risk, inventory, R&D, mass customization/rapid change, exchange rates, local branding, skilled workforce, and communication. Look for a complete report from the Initiative soon.

CareerBuilder survey finds: 1 in 4 Employers Reshoring Jobs in 2014
"According to the 2014 U.S. Job Forecast, 26 percent of employers nationwide plan to "reshore" jobs this year – bringing offshore jobs back to U.S. – up from 23 percent in 2013... Indeed, if the reshoring trend continues, it could be a major boon for the labor market – and the economy as a whole."

2014 Manufacturing Leadership Award Winner
The Reshoring Initiative was selected as a 2014 Manufacturing Leadership Awards winner in the category of Industry Advocacy Leadership.

Website resource update
Our Library of published reshoring cases now contains over 1000 articles. Sortable data from these articles is available in the Advanced Search function on the website.


Recent Event Highlights

Over 2000 people joined the Deloitte webinar in which the Initiative presented Re-shoring: Is It Time for Mid-Market and Private Companies to Bring Manufacturing Home? The Initiative appreciated the insights and market access that Deloitte provided.

On Thursday, March 13th at 1:00 pm, the U.S. House of Representative's Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax, and Capital Access held a hearing on reshoring. The Reshoring Initiative was contacted to testify but was not available to do so. Instead we sent a proposal based on our economic development and skilled workforce program. We had recently submitted the proposal to Commerce Secretary Pritzker via Cong. Wolf (VA).

At the WHMA (Wire Harness Manufacturer's Association) Annual Conference in Orlando, Harry Moser, President of the Reshoring Initiative, and the Agave Wire team discuss the Reshoring Initiative and total cost of ownership (TCO). Stephen Fleming, (center) President of Agave, is now using TCO to sell against offshore competitors.

Lou Lenzi, Director Industrial Design, GE Appliance Park, Louisville, KY (left), and Harry Moser of the Reshoring Initiative discuss GE's success reshoring appliance production to Appliance Park.

Harry Moser is accompanied by guest speakers, the Presidents of the Fédération des chambres de commerce du Québec and Laurentides Économiques; hosts of the event, and the U.S. General Consul in Montreal. March 20, 2014 – Conference in the Laurentian region Reshoring and exportations in the United States (from left to right): Stéphane Lalande, President, Laurentides Économique; Harry Moser, President, Reshoring Initiative; Françoise Bertrand, CEO, Fédération des Chambres de Commerce du Québec (FCCQ); Yan Cimon, Associate Professor of Strategy, Faculty of Business Administration, Universite Laval; Louis Duhamel, Strategic Advisor, Growth Enterprise, Deloitte Canada; Andrew C. Parker, U.S. General Consul in Montreal.

Upcoming 2014 Events

Other upcoming events that include reshoring:
A complete list of upcoming Reshoring Initiative appearances can be found on the Upcoming Events page.

If you have a reshoring event and would like to include the Initiative, or be listed in our Newsletter, send us an email!


Reshoring Resources


Reshoring Initiative Sponsors:

Congratulations to our sponsors, you are doing a great job of bringing manufacturing back to the United States!






The Wessel Group


Milltronics CNC Machines
Royal Products
TCI Precision Metals
U.S. Bank


Big Kaiser
Swiss Machine Tool Society


California Metals Coalition
Chicago White Metal Casting
Industrial Fasteners Institute

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