Posts Tagged ‘reshoring’

AirGuide is a reshoring win for Clarksdale

by Ted Carter Published: August 23,2013

Tags: AirGuide, Clarksdale, economic development, HVAC manufacturing, reshoring

Clarksdale is known for its blues music but there’s nothing downbeat about the success the Delta town has achieved on the reshoring front with the arrival of AirGuide Manufacturing. Rising transportation costs, long lags between orders and delivery and an inability to keep sufficient inventory of manufacturing material on hand led the maker of products […] [...]

Mississippi getting the nod in reshoring decisions

by Ted Carter Published: August 26,2012

Tags: AirGuide, China, manufacturing, Mexico, reshoring

Florida-based HVAC equipment maker AirGuide Manufacturing’s recent announcement that it would shift a handful of factory jobs from Mexico to Clarksdale hardly moved the needle on the news meter. But watchers in Mississippi of America’s “reshoring” effort noticed. They took AirGuide’s relocation decision as another sign of a coming “convergence” by which the cost of […] [...]

‘Total cost’ tilts manufacturing equation toward United States

by Ted Carter Published: August 26,2012

Tags: Franklin Furniture Institute, manufacturing, Mississippi State University, reshoring

Nearly every third day this year retired manufacturing executive Harry Moser expects to be in a city somewhere in America urging business leaders to go toe-to-toe with China on making the products desired by U.S. consumers. Moser’s message goes something like this: You’re the home team on a playing field that is growing more level […] [...]

Read August 27 issue of the MBJ

>> JOURNAL INC. BUYS MBJ Mississippi’s Journal Inc. buys MBJ Also in this week’s paper: >> SPORTS Batesville trees a big one— by Clay Chandler >>RESHORING ‘Total cost’ calculations tilting manufacturing equation in favor of U.S.— by Ted Carter >>TRANSPORTATION Rail Authority forges ahead in wake of grant rejection— by Clay Chandler >> ROSS REILY Ownership transition […] [...]

Coming home, part 2- “Reshoring” could reenergize U.S. manufacturing

As director of Mississippi State University’s Franklin Furniture Institute, Bill Martin has an up-close familiarity with the American “reshoring” trend, especially its implications for furniture manufacturing in Mississippi. He’s not convinced the trend of factories leaving China to return to the United States has arrived in Mississippi, but change is under way and the Magnolia […] [...]

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