Area Development
ET Water Systems is moving the manufacture of its full product line from China to San Jose, California, the San Jose Business Journal reports. The company, which provides irrigation control and water management, is based in Novato, California.

"By shifting the production of our smart irrigation controllers from China to San Jose, California, we are better positioned to collaborate on process engineering to optimize quality and accelerate the speed-to-market of our products, while providing sustainable jobs to American workers," said Pat McIntyre, CEO of ET Water Systems. "We are proud to play a role in green jobs creation, which is critical to the fiscal health and market competitiveness of our home state of California."

ET Water Systems decided to relocate to eliminate import tariffs, improve production quality, and speed the development of new products.