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We have researched and analyzed different companies and
industries, and we have found out that rising shipping expenses,
along with manufacturing costs, are behind Coleman Company’s
decision to move production of its 16-quart wheeled plastic coolers
from China to Wichita, Kansas.
Caterpillar Inc., for example, announced last year the expansion of
its U.S. operations with the construction of a new 600,000-square-
foot hydraulic excavator manufacturing facility in Victoria, Texas.
Once fully operational, the plant is expected to employ more than
500 people and will triple the company's U.S.-based excavator
capacity. “Victoria’s proximity to our supply base, access to ports
and other transportation, as well as the positive business climate in
Texas made this the ideal site for this project,” said Gary
Stampanato, a Caterpillar vice president.
NCR Corp. announced in late 2009 that it was bringing back
production of its ATMs to Columbus, Georgia, in order to decrease
the time to market, increase internal collaboration, and lower
operating costs. And toy manufacturer Wham-O Inc. last year
returned 50 percent of its Frisbee production and its Hula Hoop
production from China and Mexico to the U.S.
Some manufacturers, are relocating factory work from China to
nations with lower labor costs, such as Vietnam, Indonesia, and
Mexico. But these countries will not be able to absorb all the
higher-end manufacturing that otherwise would go to China,
because they lack adequate infrastructure, skilled workers, scale,
and domestic supply networks.