Offshoring To Save Jobs

Steiner, Christopher
April 2009
Forbes Asia;4/27/2009, Vol. 5 Issue 7, p14
The article presents a profile of Douglas Smith, founder of North Lawrence, Ohio-based SmithCNC-USA LLC, a firm that helps midwestern manufacturers get components and raw materials abroad. Smith's customers are U.S. manufacturers doing small and medium-size production runs, either for their own end products or as contract suppliers to other manufacturing firms. Smith outsources to Chinese suppliers, allowing some value-added work to remain in domestic factories and helping them stay in business.


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