In a growing trend of reshoring, Lollicup USA, Inc., a specialty beverage manufacturer, announced yesterday the expansion and relocation of its U.S. headquarters to the County of San Bernardino, California.
“We are bringing manufacturing back to the US,” said Lollicup CEO Alan Yu.
“In addition to our corporate headquarters, our new space will house a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility for paper and plastic disposable goods,” Yu added. “We are moving our manufacturing from Asia to California to shorten our customers’ lead times and to meet increased demand for our products.
“Once in place, we’ll be able to provide a 24-hour operation, eliminating the time and process involved with shipping overseas.”
The new 300,000-square-foot plus facility will also house Lollicup’s Southern California distribution center and manufacturing, as well as provide on-site sales for their retail customers. The company currently has 150 employees, with plans to add additional employees once relocation is complete.
In business since 2000, Lollicup USA Inc. bears the same name as its nationwide and international chain of Lollicup bubble drink stores. Lollicup is also the manufacturer of Karat brand disposable goods and Teazone brand of flavoring products & drink accessories.
In addition to its Southern California Headquarters, Lollicup operates facilities in Summerville, South Carolina and Seattle, Washington.
“The County remains uniquely positioned to attract more manufacturing because of a large 900,000 strong quality workforce, strategic location, and reliable infrastructure along with a proactive business environment,” said. Kelly Reenders, Economic Development Agency Administrator, County of San Bernardino.
San Bernardino is located in Southern California, an economy of 22 million people, making the County of San Bernardino the largest county in the United States.