U.S. manufacturer Leviton Network Solutions is moving its production line of QuickPort datacom wall plates from China, to its facility in the Canyon Park area of Bothell, Washington.
The company could save money on shipping as well as get the product distributed faster by skipping the four-week float across the Pacific Ocean from China. Also Made in America does carry considerable weight with consumers.
Transfer of the injection molding operations began in late 2012 and continues through the early part of 2013, Leviton said in a Dec. 13 news release.
Moving production of the wall plate from China to Bothell fit neatly with Leviton’s green philosophy: The move reduces waste and the machines here use cleaner energy sources and are more efficient, said Tim Lockard, a senior director of operations for Leviton Network Solutions.
Companies are considering “reshoring” for a host of reasons such as: the ability to get products to the market faster, better customer service and response time, more control over product quality, savings on transportation and better cost control.
“This move further demonstrates Leviton’s commitment to supporting the resurgence of manufacturing production in the United States,” said Tim Lockard.