By Nancy Crawley | The Grand Rapids Press
April 04, 2010, 6:19AM
Some Michigan manufacturers are rethinking whether the march toward Chinese outsourcing really is inevitable.
American Seating Inc., the Grand Rapids producer of stadium and mass-transit seating, has been sending work to China since the ’90s.
But lately, not so much. “We are finding if we do the right things here, our work force is competitive,” said Victor Laing, vice president for manufacturing operations who calculates the cost of “here vs. there” with each new project.
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