A Reshoring Initiative Case Study:

Zinc Die Cast manufacturer brings castings home


  • Company: Brillcast Inc
  • Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Satisfaction with the results: High


  • Zinc die cast components used as key functional and decorative products in the RV industry


Country from which reshored: China
Offshore: the work was outsourced.
Factors which made offshoring less attractive: Price, Delivery, Quality, Rework, Warranty, Inventory, Total Cost, Freight Cost, Burden on Staff


Number of employee jobs reshored to make this product: 5
Value of work reshored to make this product ($/year): $1,000,000.00
Reshored work is in-house.
Domestic factors which made the domestic alternative more attractive: Redesign of the part

Additional Background

Relevant Industry: Oil and Gas
Year Reshored: 2012