Why China's chopsticks are "Made in the USA"

08/14/2011 | Economist (free content), The

A factory in rural Georgia is doing a roaring trade manufacturing chopsticks for the Chinese market. Using local poplar and sweet-gum trees, the Georgia Chopsticks factory churns out 2 million chopsticks a day for export to China, where wood is in relatively short supply. Now the company is planning to build a "manufacturing incubator" to help other firms take advantages of the local workforce and raw materials.

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