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5 US Manufacturing Trends in 2019: Technology, Reshoring, & More

During the lean years of industrial production in 2016 and 2017, experts wondered aloud whether US manufacturing trends would ever show signs of hope again. In 2018 and the first half of 2019,...

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Snow Shovel Handle Design Guide for Durability & Convenience

If you're in the business of snow shovel manufacturing, specifically the handle components, there's one thing that you need to ensure whether you're outsourcing to another manufacturer or...

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5 Tips for Outsourcing to Appliance Handle Manufacturers

OEM appliance makers have a load of concerns on their minds when producing a design. They need to create an appliance that looks great, works efficiently, is the right size, and doesn’t cost too...

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Guide to Residential Chain Link Fence Design

A residential chain link fence has many utilitarian purposes. It keeps pets and wandering toddlers in, keeps unwanted critters and creeps out, and delineates properties.

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7 Questions for Choosing the Right Metal Manufacturer

Choosing the right metal manufacturer is more difficult than it seems. Every supplier is unique, has a different supply chain, different values, and different specialties. Some will be great for...

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SS Vs. SUS … Is There a Difference? Yes and No

Scientists and engineers have a habit of giving weird names to things, or at least struggling to align them universally. Stainless steel is no different. A common question we see on metalworking...

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Is Steel Still Cheaper Than Aluminum?

Metals like steel and aluminum, while crucial to many applications, have a glaring issue. They’re particularly susceptible to market fluctuations, prone to potential scarcity and sociopolitical...

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One of Today’s Most Unpredictable Cons of Offshoring Your Manufacturing

China may not be the land of the rising sun, but it is the land of the rising steel prices. In today’s economic landscape, the price of steel is one of the biggest cons of offshoring your metal...

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Beware One of the Sneakiest Cons of Offshoring Your Manufacturing

The pros of outsourcing manufacturing overseas are well documented. Labor is cheap, regulations are looser -- you’ve probably heard them all. The cons of offshoring? Not so obvious.

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4 Benefits of a Local Supply Chain for American Companies

It can be tempting to outsource your supply chain: extremely cheap labor and production costs are incredibly enticing. But, unless your product is intended for an overseas consumer base, those are...

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