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Custom Tubing Production in All Shapes & Sizes -- at an Economical Price

Tube production, bending, and fabrication are processes critical to many metal projects. Chances are, if you need a custom tubing solution, you also need it to fit the boss’s budget. Perhaps...

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The Cost of Steel & How Involving a Vendor Tightens Your Supply Chain

The cost of steel is more complicated than you might think. Steel is a global commodity, and its price varies daily.

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Robotic Welding Services: Complete Your Supply Chain

The robots are taking over. Even welding is not immune. This is great news if you’re seeking robotic welding services that can figure into your manufacturing supply chain.

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Slash Costs with All-in-One Component Manufacturing

Admit it: Most of us would rather run to Wal-Mart for the stuff we need instead of driving across town three times for the grocery store, hardware store, and pharmacy. Wal-Mart’s just so easy. The...

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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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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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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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Why a Tight Tolerance Isn't Always a Good Idea

A tight tolerance sounds great from a design engineer's perspective. It forces the manufacturer to put out product that matches your specifications exactly. It ensures each part is nearly...

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9 Contract Metal Manufacturing Considerations for Your OEM Project

Contract metal manufacturing is more than a business deal - it's a partnership. It may be tempting to assess contract vendors based on face value alone, but that can cause more problems than it...

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