I’m always happy to share good news on the manufacturing front, particularly when it concerns a company in our industry. Instead of sourcing its Indivisible series of mugs from an overseas manufacturer, Starbucks has turned to East Liverpool, Ohio-based American Mug and Stein. The contract has been a lifeline for American Mug, which had been struggling to stay afloat.
Could this be the start of a real trend to bring manufacturing back to the U.S.?
Read more about American Mug and Stein
NPR: Starbucks Order Gives Ohio Mug Maker a Jolt
The New York Times: For Ohio Pottery, a Small Revival
Starbucks: Rebuilding an American Dream in East Liverpool, Ohio