U.S. production pays off for small manufacturers
Though the incentive of low-cost production continues to lure some companies overseas, many small manufacturers, including Enve Composties, a high-end composite bike wheel and components company, have discovered the benefits of keeping their products made-in-USA.
According to owner Jason Schiers, opening a 200,000-square-foot plant in Ogden, Utah made more sense than offshoring production, since the majority of Enve Composite products are sold in the U.S. Were these same products to be manufactured overseas, the company would be subjected to high shipping rates and import duties—costs that would be passed on directly to the consumer.
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