Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Outsourcing Goes Into Reverse: More Reshoring

DETROIT NEWS -- "A Royal Oak bead company expects to double its sales and bring jewelry manufacturing business back to America through a partnership with a design and manufacturing firm in Grand Rapids. Collegiate Bead Co., a 2-year-old manufacturer of licensed college and sorority beads and other collegiate jewelry, has joined with Terryberry LLC to bring the jewelry to market and expand its product line.

After manufacturing in China for a year, Collegiate Bead founder Dave Schowalter decided to bring the manufacturing back to Michigan.

The move goes against the outsourcing trend — something Burroughs Payment Systems Inc. in Plymouth also bucked a year ago, when it decided to locate six customer service representatives in Michigan after initially moving the work to India."

HT: Mike W.

4 Comments:

At 11/02/2011 6:11 PM, Blogger rjs said...

love it...the trinket states of america...

 
At 11/03/2011 7:36 AM, Blogger sethstorm said...

Lock whatever gains in that the US gets, and make sure that only US citizens get the benefit.

There are ~25 million unemployed that would serve well by being taken back on by reshoring measures.

 
At 11/03/2011 8:55 PM, Blogger VangelV said...

Is this a joke? Since when is it great to have an economy that makes crappy trinkets, toys and other low value-added products?

 
At 11/04/2011 12:16 PM, Blogger DMonington said...

Ha. Good. Finally some jobs that all my fellow college kids will be able to get after graduating, how quaint that it will be a job feeding off of the higher education bubble.

 

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