March 13, 2013

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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.”

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