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13 Reshoring Facts for American Manufacturers

American reshoring has come a long way in recent years. 

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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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Pros and Cons of Full-Service Contract Manufacturing Services

Contract manufacturing services are a huge commitment. If you have multiple steps in your manufacturing supply chain, you'll have to decide how many vendors to bring into the project.

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How to Negotiate a Strong OEM Manufacturing Agreement

Your OEM manufacturing agreement is the foundation of your relationship with your vendor. A strong agreement leads to a strong, mutually beneficial partnership. A weak agreement can lead to...

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The 6 Main Steps of Metal Tube Fabrication

Fabrication is an essential component of most metal tube supply chains. Unless your application requires very basic components (such as basic carbon steel tubing for structural...

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What Makes a Metal Fabricator Right for You?

No matter how awesome a metal fabricator may be, they're not a good fit if they can't meet your needs. Everything else is secondary, no matter how next-gen their machines may be.

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How Can Metal Fabrication Fit Your Dream Supply Chain?

Does your current metal fabrication plan fit into your ideal supply chain? Or do they stretch it out so it looks like a particularly overcooked noodle?

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How to Spec Your Tubular Steel Products for Durability

Tubular steel products can be protected in two ways: choosing a strong, durable material from the get-go (such as 300- and 400-series stainless steels) or covering the steel with a protective...
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9 Metal Manufacturing Myths That Need to Die in a Fire

Metal manufacturing, like other types of manufacturing, has been struggling with global economic shifts such as China's continuing manufacturing developments, and Brexit's impact on the stock...

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American Metal Manufacturing: Growth, Trends in 2016 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.

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