March 13, 2013

Cover Story

CEO of the Year

Effective leaders often credit their team members for successes and achiev...Read More

Featured Articles

It Isn't Easy Being Green

Founding Partners

Sections

Legal Briefs
Social Media and Investment Advisers

Money Talk
Drop in the Bucket

Economic Insight
From Vision to Action

Lessons Learned
The Right Move

TechKnowledge
Measuring Up

EntrepreneurEdge
Needle in a Haystack

Business Trends
Corner the Market

Executive Living
Upper Crust

Players
Players

Profiles
Kirk Ririe

Profiles
Susan Yule

Around Utah
Around Utah

By the Books
"Never Eat Alone," by Keith Ferrazzi

Editor's Note
Are you a credible leader?

Reader's Choice
One for the Books

Focus
A Capital Idea

Industry Outlook
Travel & Tourism

Regional Report
Davis and Weber Counties

Article

The Right Move

RAMP Sports Brings its Manufacturing Back to Utah

Tom Haraldsen

March 13, 2013

And for others who are thinking of making such a change—bringing production back domestically from foreign manufacturers, Kilchenstein says, “It can be done successfully, but you have to do it differently. The reality of economics—labor costs, environmental issues—can present a real challenge, and you can’t use the same old factory floor processes or procedures. You have to find something that’s less expensive. In our case, we saved millions of dollars with tooling costs.”

He advised companies to build their foundations around best practices. “They will find it easier for that to become the culture of the operation. It takes several years to build a new consumer brand. We hope to cross that threshold next year. Just stay focused on that concept, and realize that best practices will always attract a lot of people to your brand.”

Page 12
Utah Business Social
UB Events View All
Health Care HeroesUtah Business Event
Oct 21, 2014
Please join us, along with our sponsors, MountainStar Healthcare, and Roseman University in honor...
Content Marketing BootcampUtah Business Event
Oct 28, 2014
Please join Utah Business Magazine, along with our sponsor Adobe, for an in-depth, hands-on, educ...
Community Events View All
How to Do Business with Kellogg’s
Sep 22, 2014
Participants will gain an awareness of enhanced awareness on the importance of supplier diversity...
DecisionWise Engagement MAGIC Training
Sep 23, 2014
From the authors of MAGIC: Five Keys to Unlock the Power of Employee Engagement. Engagement MA...

info@utahbusiness.com  |  90 South 400 West, Ste 650 Salt Lake City, Utah 84101   |  (801) 568-0114

Advertise with Utah Business

Submit an Event

* indicates required information
* Event Name:
Price (general):
Website (if applicable):
Coordinator's Name:
Coordinator's Email:
Coordinator's Phone:
Venue Name:
Venue Address:
Venue City:
Venue Zip:
Event Capacity:
Date(s):
to
* Event Description:
  Cancel