Is It Right For Me?

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Manufacturing overseas is not right for every situation. There are a lot of companies that have value added to their products simply by being "Made in the USA." Locally sourcing materials also cuts down on supply chain delays and can reduce inventory.

Picking A Supplier

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How do know which supplier to pick? There are probably hundreds of companies across Asia that can make your product but they certainly are not all equal. This article will give some tips on picking your supplier.

I Can Help

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Maybe your at the concept stage of your product and need some experienced input, or possibly you already have a supplier but things are not going the way you would like with quality. Whether you need 3D design or a factory audit, I can help.

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