There are a number of factors to be considered when choosing the best manufacturer for your project. You want quality and savings—but location is an often overlooked and vitally important aspect to weigh as well. In an attempt to lower production costs, many companies have relocated manufacturing overseas. However, there are actually a huge number of long-term benefits to working with an American manufacturers based in the United States that cannot be gained through overseas outsourcing.
Benefits of Using American Manufacturing
One of the first and foremost benefits of working with manufacturers based in the U.S. is that it enables you to support the economy at both a local and national level. For current industrial workers living in the U.S., manufacturing offer quality pay and benefits. By choosing to work with an American manufacturing company, you are helping to support the U.S. workforce—this means that American families will be better supported financially, enabling them to thrive. In turn, this helps to stimulate the economy as workers have more income to spend or invest.
In addition to supporting American workers and improving the economy, making use of American manufacturing has another great benefit—it can make your business significantly more appealing to your customer base. Many consumers value principles such as environmental stewardship, human rights, and other sustainable initiatives, often choosing to purchase from companies that have demonstrated dedication to upholding these standards. American manufacturers tend to lean toward eco-friendly operations to reduce carbon footprints and comply with various legal requirements that may not be in place in other countries.
Given that ocean shipping is one of the largest causes of greenhouse gas emissions, your company can greatly reduce its carbon footprint simply by working with American manufacturers rather than constantly using international shipping. This is more affordable for you, better for the planet, and appealing to consumers.
Cost and Time Saved
Working with American manufacturers can also save you a significant amount of time and money throughout the production process. Although products manufactured overseas may initially seem to have lower production costs, the amount of control you retain over production done in the U.S. helps to save money in the long run.
Since goods made in America don’t have as far to travel in order to get to their final destination, the amount of time between production and sale is drastically reduced when compared to overseas manufacturing. This acceleration means that you get paid faster, your products get to market faster, and it also enables more rapid and accurate forecast responses.
Additionally, being geographically close to your production facility can offer immense peace of mind. You can set stricter standards and specifications on your products, as you will be able to check in and exercise greater control over the process. This means no unpleasant surprises—if a problem occurs, or your needs aren’t being met, it is significantly easier for you quickly catch and correct the issue.
Higher standards and fewer unexpected problems mean that you will save both time and money while ultimately producing a higher quality product.
American-Based Manufacturing at American Industrial Company
While working with an overseas manufacturer may initially seem more cost-effective, choosing to work with an American manufacturer will ultimately save you time and money, produce a higher quality product, boost the U.S. economy, and reduce your carbon footprint. Here at American Industrial Company, we provide complete turnkey packages for companies around the world.
We work with our clients every step of the way, from design through completed precision metal stampings. Please contact us to learn more about how we can help with your next project.