A Reshoring Initiative Case Study:

Jefferson Rubber


  • Company: Jefferson Rubber
  • Location: Worcester, Massachusetts
  • Satisfaction with the results: High


  • Shoe product


Countries from which reshored: China, United States
Offshore: the work was in-house.
Factors which made offshoring less attractive: Price, Delivery, Loss of Customer Responsiveness, Wage and Currency Changes, Total Cost


Number of employee jobs reshored to make this product: 5
Value of work reshored to make this product ($/year): $250,000.00
Reshored work is in-house.
Domestic factors which made the domestic alternative more attractive: Automation/technology, Lean or other business process improvement techniques

Additional Background

Relevant Industry: Plastics and Rubber Products
Year Reshored: 2016