Things are looking up for some U.S. manufacturers
Coleman Co. reports that it is moving production of its 16-quart, wheeled plastic coolers to Wichita, Kansas from China. The company reports rising costs in China are changing the cost-benefit calculation enough for them to bring production of some goods back to North America.
Elsewhere, Arnette Pattern Co. Inc., a manufacturing firm in Granite City, Illinois, is expanding its plant and expects to grow its workforce by 50 percent over the next several years. The expansion is expected to give the company the ability to work on larger projects when complete next year.
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