The Reshoring Initiative was founded by Harry Moser in 2010 to bring manufacturing jobs back to the U.S. In 1985 Moser served GF Machining Solutions (formerly known as GF AgieCharmilles) as president before retiring in 2010 as chairman emeritus. His passion for manufacturing in America has fueled his reshoring efforts which have been recognized nationally. Moser was inducted into the Industry Week Manufacturing Hall of Fame in 2010 and was named Quality Magazine’s Quality Professional of the year in 2012.
The Reshoring Initiative is an organization dedicated to showing manufacturers that local production can translate to lower cost of ownership of purchased parts and tooling. In addition to dispelling manufacturing "urban myths," the Initiative, founded in 2010, “trains suppliers to effectively meet the needs of their local customers by giving them the tools they need to understand how to sell against lower priced offshore competitors.” But as much as this term is used - do we all understand what it means? And why bother?