The Longaberger Company made a major announcement concerning its operations.
During a speech in Columbus for 3,000 members of the companies sales field, CEO and President Tammi Longaberger said the company is in the process of bringing its full line of products to the United States. The company calls the move "Project Eagle."
Since the early 2000’s the company’s pottery manufacturing has taken place overseas in order to meet customers needs.
Longaberger said the transition period will take several years and that an international team has already begun work on a plan for converting the product line to the U.S.
The move will make the company completely American made company again and create at least 500 American jobs and could create more as sales volumes grow.
Longaberger said she hopes the company will set an example for the country to follow.
She also stated that there is room in their current basket making facility to house the pottery division.