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Oyo's reshoring means it can respond to plays on and off field


July 15, 2014 1:58 pm ET

When a major sports event, like the Major League All-Stars game is rapidly approaching, OYO Sportstoys Inc. needs to act fast. That's why the company has moved most of its production of plastic sports action mini-figures back to the United States.

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Wal-Mart opens its doors to US-made products


July 9, 2014 12:13 pm ET

UPDATED: For manufacturers, it can be a challenge to crack into the world's biggest retailer, but Wal-Mart made it easier on July 8 by hosting its first-ever “Made In the USA” open call — and about half of the 500-plus suppliers...

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Hedstrom considering reshoring some playball molding


June 25, 2014 2:58 pm ET

A decade ago, Hedstrom Plastics moved its playball rotational molding operations to China. But rising costs there are making company officials rethink that strategy — and one future option could be reshoring ball production to North America.

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So much for Motorola's 'Made in the USA' marketing


May 31, 2014 6:00 am ET

Last July, when Motorola Mobility launched its newest phone, the Moto X, it went full-on patriotic. Then Google-owned, the company ran a sweeping print campaign on the July 4th weekend, emblazoned with the copy for the "first smartphone designed,...

Aston Martin learned what we've known about complex supply chain


April 23, 2014 1:32 pm ET

The story of the United States' trade deficit with China (over $318 billion in 2013) is one that most of us are familiar with. Cheaper labor costs and more limited regulations often mean that “Made in China” is cheaper than “Made in America.” But as the executives at Aston Martin will tell you, the true costs of outsourcing ...

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Speaker: Reshoring is happening, and it will accelerate


March 13, 2014 11:37 am ET

“A lot more clients are looking at the total landed cost. They're much more educated,” Mike Zacharias said. “The cost of quality has become a much bigger component of the decision process as it has historically.”

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Reshoring is 'manufacturing moving to where it should be'


March 13, 2014 11:14 am ET

“A lot of times, the move [back to North America] is a correction of a bad decision,” said Melanie Hart, who serves as president and CEO of Bloomington, Ind.-based Tsuchiya North America. “We located in what we thought were great...

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Reshoring gives a boost to US manufacturers


February 25, 2014 7:35 am ET

WESLEY CHAPEL, FLA. — Reshoring has added more than 100,000 jobs in the U.S. in the last three years — and the trend shows no signs of slowing down.

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Inventor brings US business into loop with Wonder Loom


December 17, 2013 10:53 am ET

WIXOM, MICH. — Two years after going into business, Rainbow Loom inventor Cheong Choon Ng was nearing the millionth sale of his plastic-pronged device for weaving colorful rubber band bracelets. Then sales skyrocketed — and now he's...

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Precision Extrusion spurns China for New York


December 13, 2013 1:23 pm ET

After bringing work back from China, medical tubing extruder Precision Extrusion Inc. needs more space at its facility in Glens Falls, N.Y.

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