Challenges Of Getting A Product Made In The U.S.A.

by MR Magazine Staff

Many manufacturers perform a cost-benefit analysis when deciding whether to move production abroad. Others, however, are determined to make their products in the United States, even when the costs are higher. It was craftsmanship rather than the bottom line that motivated Brian Holmes when he decided in 2010 to start a business and went looking for a manufacturer. He and his wife, Kari, started Pad & Quill, a company based in Minneapolis that makes high-end cases and other products for the iPhone and other Apple products. “They had to be beautiful,” Mr. Holmes said of his products. “Good art is a beautiful product that is functional.” Read more at The New York Times.