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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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American Metal Manufacturing Trends: 2017 and Beyond

“Although the manufacturing industry took a nosedive at the turn of the century, the outlook has been positive over the last few years.” We wrote that very line in our 2016 American metal...

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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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4 Benefits of Specifying American-Made Metal Tubing

“Made in the USA” is more than a marketing gimmick. 

American manufacturing is an investment in peerless and uncompromised quality. You’re supporting an industry that has been a backbone of the...

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How to Choose an American Metal Fabricator to Reshore Your Product

2017 brings a new administration and a new playing field for the manufacturing game. 

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13 Surprising Reshoring Statistics for American Manufacturers

Offshoring is a bigger problem than you might think. We're not talking local economies or human rights, though those are certainly important; we're saying offshoring is detrimental to your own...

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Shoring & Reshoring: American Manufacturing & Total Cost of Ownership

American manufacturing is certainly underappreciated. Even today, with U.S. energy costs falling and foreign wages rising, there are those who say onshoring and reshoring are efforts in futility.

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How American Manufacturing Can Eliminate Supply Chain Risks

Why do so many companies ignore the supply chain risks of outsourcing? Similar to the figure above, an entire 100% of supply chain executives acknowledged that insurance is a highly effective tool...

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Worried About Choosing American Manufacturing? Don't Be.

We hear a lot of talk about the decline of American manufacturing. Corporations are outsourcing. Jobs are fleeing for lands where production is cheaper, and "high quality" is a four letter word. 

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