Domestic bliss: Manufacturers point to benefits
Manufacturers responding to an article about Made in the USA products point to a variety of benefits of domestic manufacturing in today’s economy, including psychology and quality control.
For instance, the Delta Power Equipment Corporation purchased the DELTA brand of woodworking equipment and machinery from Stanley Black & Decker on Feb. 4, and transferred the equipment from their Jackson, Tenn. manufacturing facilities to the Delta Power Equipment Corporation facilities in Anderson, S.C.
This new location continues the 90-year-old DELTA Made in USA tradition, according to President and CEO Bryan Whiffen.
“Delta benefits from manufacturing in the US in many ways, including quality control, skilled work force, R&D and engineering in the same place, and lower transportation costs,” Whiffen said. “Perhaps best of all, Delta and its loyal customers are proud to be able to say "that’s Made in the USA" when talking about these Delta products.”
At Intertape Polymer Group, domestic manufacturing is increasingly sought out, said Gregory Yull, president and CEO.
“American consumers are highly sensitive to buying American-made products because they link ‘buying American’ to giving jobs not only to factory workers but to everyone involved in the supply chain,” Yull said. “They are willing to search out IPG’s US-produced pressure-sensitive tapes, recognizing these products as being higher quality than imported goods.”