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Preview: Local Pull on Supply Chain

With supply chain problems plaguing manufacturers from coast to coast, one Burbank business owner wants to get around it by sourcing his materials locally.

Brian Hollowaty is chief executive of Los Angeles Brands, a beauty and hair care manufacturer. Two years ago, seeing where things were going in terms of supply chain with higher costs and tariffs instituted by the government on products coming from China, Hollowaty began to source his supplies locally. His warehouse is blocks away from his manufacturer of bottles and other containers for his products.

Staying hyper-local with suppliers allows the company to reduce its carbon footprint and remain flexible when it comes to fulfilling orders, Hollowaty said.

Read the full story in the Nov. 8 issue of the San Fernando Valley Business Journal. 

Mark Madler
Mark Madler
Mark R. Madler covers aviation & aerospace, manufacturing, technology, automotive & transportation, media & entertainment and the Antelope Valley. He joined the company in February 2006. Madler previously worked as a reporter for the Burbank Leader. Before that, he was a reporter for the City News Bureau of Chicago and several daily newspapers in the suburban Chicago area. He has a bachelor’s of science degree in journalism from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

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