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Drum Workshop's Oxnard, Calif., facility

DW Boosts U.S. Manufacturing

Drum Workshop (DW) recently announced the expansion of drum production at its 80,000-square-foot facility in Oxnard, Calif. The move comes after a review of manufacturing processes and material acquisition that found it possible to expand production at one location. Due to the restructuring program, the company's Ensenada, Mexico, facility will no longer be used, and complete operations will move to DW's Oxnard headquarters.

"We're really happy to be bringing jobs back to California," said Chris Lombardi, DW's president and CEO. "We like to offer drummers various price points and bring DW innovation to more drummers, so we've had to venture overseas in recent years. Expanding here in Oxnard sends a message to our dedicated employees and our entire industry that we can make high-quality instruments right here in California."

The expanding California plant currently manufactures and assembles DW Custom Shop drums, including the Collector's series, Classics series and Jazz series, in addition to 9000 series pedals and an assortment of stands and hardware components.