Whirlpool (NYSE:WHR), another maker of home appliances, was part of this wave months ago as well.
It didn’t bring the big stuff back home, though; instead, it started with the manufacturing of its KitchenAid hand mixers. After six years of using contractors in China, the company is once again making the popular products right in Ohio.
Of course, while that adds it to the list of company’s reshoring jobs, The Wall Street Journal reports that only 25 or so net U.S. jobs were gained at the company.
Still, Whirlpool’s move (and others) show some promise … and demonstrate that relying on low-cost areas of Asia for production is no longer a gimme.