Why Wiffle Balls aren't made in China

09/5/2011 | National Public Radio (text and audio)

Wiffle Balls are made in a tiny factory in Connecticut, and always will be, say Stephen and David Mullany, grandsons of the iconic plastic ball's inventor. The company's production is almost entirely automated, which keeps staffing and other manufacturing costs low enough to compete with Chinese rivals. "Our defect rate and scrap rates are ridiculously low," Stephen says.

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