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ELWOOD, KS—Pro-Dig LLC, which makes industrial drilling equipment, is closing its manufacturing operation in China and building a $5 million assembly plant here.
WASHINGTON—NCR, All-Clad Metalcrafters, Master Lock, Peerless Industries, and Ford Motor Co. are among a growing number of manufacturers that are shifting certain manufacturing operations from China to the United States.
RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA—Trident Case, which makes cases for mobile electronics, plans to move 50 percent to 75 percent of its manufacturing operations from China to southern California in 2014.
BEIJING—Electronics manufacturer Foxconn has admitted that student interns worked overtime and night shifts at a factory in northeast China in violation of company policy.
BEIJING—Young people in China don’t want to work in factories, they want to work in services or at Internet companies, says Terry Gou, CEO of contract manufacturer Foxconn.
U.S. manufacturers that source low-cost components offshore often face several challenges. Among the most common are language barriers, lack of timely responses, long lead times and problems with U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Another problem is receiving a perfect prototype initially—followed by subsequent shipments of poor-quality parts.
MIDDLEVILLE, MI—Systems integrator TranTek Automation has designed and built an automated assembly system that has enabled Bradford White Corp. to keep producing water heaters in the United States.
WINNSBORO, SC—Television manufacturer Element Electronics Corp. is investing $7.5 million to build a second U.S. assembly plant here, creating 500 jobs.
MANAUS, Brazil—The Brazilian Ministry of Labor has filed a lawsuit against South Korean consumer electronics giant Samsung over allegations of worker abuse at its cell phone assembly plant here.
BOSTON—After decades of hollowing out, U.S. manufacturing is overtaking competitors and stands to grab up to $115 billion more in export business from rivals by 2020, a new report said Tuesday. By 2015, average manufacturing costs in the five major advanced export economies—Germany, Japan, France, Italy and Britain—will be 8 to 18 percent higher than those in the United States.