Why U.S. Plastics Machining Matters Now More Than Ever

Mar 16, 2020 | Business, G10 Machining, Machining, News

At JMJ Profile, we’ve always been exceptionally proud of the fact that we’re an industry leading and innovative machining solutions provider that is based right here in the United States – we opened our doors in beautiful Southern New Jersey over 20 years ago and haven’t even thought about moving since.

Part of this has to do with our commitment to excellence. We want to offer clients like you higher quality U.S.A. plastics machined products as opposed to lower quality alternatives that are cut and machined overseas. But there are a number of additional advantages that a business like yours can get via U.S. plastics machining, too – and in our opinion, all of them are certainly worth taking time to discover.

The Power of “Made in America” in the 21st Century

When you partner with a locally owned and operated partner like JMJ Profile and keep your plastics machining in America, you help bring about a wide array of substantial benefits that would be difficult – if not downright impossible – to achieve through other means.

Chief among these is the fact that you’re helping to create more jobs for Americans. According to one study conducted by the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, industries that specialize in producing goods (and U.S. plastics machining absolutely falls under that category) tend to pay an average salary of about $56,000 per year, per person. That is more than $10,000 higher than other sectors like healthcare or even teaching.

But even if supporting and empowering the communities that we live and work in wasn’t enough, you get to enjoy a number of other advantages, too. Working with a company based in the U.S.A. over China (or any other overseas location) allows you to save an enormous amount of money on both inbound and outbound shipping costs. In addition to the fact that you’re dealing with shorter distances between the machine shop and your own location, domestic shipping simply provides a wider array of transportation options and shipping windows that overseas logistics cannot match. And in terms of business needing to be at the speed of light nowadays there are some timely issues to consider.

You’ll also get to enjoy far shorter lead times – meaning that you can get the plastics machined parts (and prototypes for fast review, and turnaround of approvals) you need in your hands far faster than ever before. When your plastic machined items have a shorter distance to travel, it’s natural that they can be delivered more quickly – thus accelerating your entire supply chain and increasing your revenue sooner rather than later, too. How many times have you heard of delays from overseas causing a company to launch their product at a later time, or causing them to miss an important milestone in the release of their new device? Your company is not making progress if your container is stuck in port awaiting release, or worse, hasn’t even left the country of origin yet, because of some foreign turmoil unrelated to your product.

But maybe the most important benefit is that U.S. plastics machining providers like JMJ Profile can help you mitigate risk from certain uncertainties in the global supply chain – with the current Coronavirus pandemic being perhaps the most notable example. There’s no certainty in what is going to happen over the next few weeks or even months with this current viral pandemic. But business will not sit by idly waiting for things to get better.

Nobody knows exactly how the Coronavirus outbreak is going to play out. It wouldn’t be out of the question for the United States government to limit or even stop shipments of critical goods coming in from locations like China over the next few months to attempt to curb its spread. If that happens, and if you can’t get the parts you need when you need them the most, your entire supply chain could shut down overnight. You wouldn’t be able to move forward on those important projects and you might have to start telling people to stay home until the situation is properly handled.

But when all of your plastics machining parts are made in America, these are the types of issues you don’t have to worry about any longer. Whatever is happening with international shipping will make no difference to you because your domestic shipping routes will be immune – finally putting you in a position to stop worrying and start focusing the majority of your attention on your business, where it belongs. We’re here to see to that.

So if you’d like to find out additional information about the benefits of having your plastics machining partners based in the United States, or if you have any other questions you’d like to discuss with someone in a bit more detail, please don’t delay – contact JMJ Profile today.

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