When massive corporate entities, including auto makers and suppliers, face the harsh realities of manufacturing a product in the U.S. vs. a low-cost region of the world, the decision is based on hard data. The business case must be made. When Karla Scanlan, a Huntington Woods, MI, housewife and budding entrepreneur, wrestled with the same dilemma, the event was filled with emotion and anguish over the loss of U.S. jobs. “I cried the day we decided to manufacture in China,” Scanlan says. ...

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