Gerbing’s Heated Clothing is moving its production out of China and back to the United States, according to several published reports.
Owner Jeff Gerbing told a crowd in Stoneville, N.C., on Thursday that production costs in China have climbed, and control of production is becoming difficult, according to the Greensboro News & Record.
“I’m really excited to bring ‘Made in America’ back to my company,” he said, according to the newspaper.
The company’s production will run out of a former furniture manufacturing facility in Stoneville. The company has reported it will bring at least 150 jobs to the area. Gerbing also told the Greensboro News & Record that he wants to open a retail store at the site and might bring on another 150 jobs in the future. He also said there’s a possibility that the company’s headquarters, which are located in Tumwater, Wash., could be moved to Stoneville.