Oral care supplier re-shores production from China


Grand Rapids-based Ranir is a maker of oral care products. Photo via wikimedia.org

A maker of oral care products is moving part of its overseas production from China to Grand Rapids.

Ranir in Grand Rapids said today that it will host an event next Tuesday with Walmart to introduce its new production capabilities, which will bring the monthly production of 400,000 power toothbrush heads from China to Grand Rapids.

The move by Ranir is aligned with Walmart’s Made in USA initiative to spend an additional $250 billion on U.S.-made products by 2023.

Ranir added manufacturing equipment to cover 7,500 square feet at the company’s headquarters, at 4701 E. Paris Ave. SE.


Ranir, founded in Grand Rapids in 1979, makes a variety of store brand oral care products: power and manual toothbrushes, teeth whiteners, dental floss, night protectors and cold sore treatments.

Its products can be found at major retailers in more than 40 countries.

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