April 01, 2014
Brian Kessler and Steve Cashman saw what the exodus of U.S. manufacturing did to their childhood hometowns. Kessler’s Youngstown, Ohio, was devastated by the collapse of the steel industry, and Cashman’s tiny Lakin, Kansas, was scarred by shuttered storefronts.
Now running companies, both men bring those images to mind as they decide where to build their products.
But much more than sentimentality and nationality are at play as some consumer electronics (CE) manufacturing returns to the U.S. The allimportant economic equation is changing too, leading more ...