Parsippany Company Moves Jobs to S. Carolina for 'Better Business Climate'

Kent International is bringing jobs back to the U.S., but not to New Jersey.

Kent International. Patch File Photo.
Kent International. Patch File Photo.
Kent International, based in Parsippany, a bicycle company, is moving its manufacturing back to the United States after spending 23 years in China.

According to my9nj.com, those jobs won't be coming to New Jersey, however. CEO Arnold Kamler is going to ship those manufacturing opportunities to South Carolina, where the business climate is much better, the report said.

Prior to moving the operations overseas in 1991, Kent International's manufacturing was based in the Garden State, the report said. Kalmer said bringing the operations back to New Jersey was just too expensive.

The report also said a training program for residents there to work in the manufacturing facility has already been launched. 

John May 30, 2014 at 08:11 AM
"Bringing the operations back to New Jersey was just too expensive" Keep voting Democrat and here is your result. Why would anybody in their right mind want to open a business in this state? No wonder NJ and other places like NY and CA are losing population.
John May 30, 2014 at 11:21 AM
NJ's population is NOT increasing - but decreasing. You are clueless.
Selene May 30, 2014 at 05:11 PM
Bravo Nicholas, that is the sole reason for a company from China to set up operations in the south, pay the workers sinfully LOW, unliveable wages.....
Selene May 30, 2014 at 05:29 PM
I suppose John here believes the corporations and the economy will suffer if workers are paid $10, $15 even $20 an hour????? What John doesn't understand is the ENORMOUS profits these companies rake in .....he also doesn't understand the awful greed our government supports when corporations are given tax relief and tax havens and bail out money when they have a bad year. We have socialism for the corporations, not for the people. The logical solution is this, pay workers good wages and they will push it back into the economy by spending more....how can so many low wage earners stimulate the economy when they can't pay their rents/mortgages, utilities or grocery bills. They can't. The middle class historically has stimulated the economy the most and since the middle class is shrinking soo rapidly we have this lull, recession, that won't go away.
Alexis Betancourt May 31, 2014 at 01:20 PM
The only reason they are moving their company to the south is because they are used to paying low wages in China, no Unions, etc. In NJ the wages are higher and SC has low wages. It's all in the money.


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