Buying American: Better for Your Bottom Line & Peace of Mind

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When purchasing custom machinery for your company, you want to find something that’s cost-effective. It’s tempting to order from the company that gives you the lowest quote, and many times those low quotes come from companies operating overseas.

However, there are more factors to consider when buying machinery than cost alone. Here’s what our custom machine builders want you to know about the importance of buying American-made products whenever possible.

Three Reasons to Buy American

While industrial products made in Europe or Asia can be cheaper upfront, the benefits of buying American ultimately justify the slightly higher price tag. Here are just a few of the reasons you should invest in products that are made in the USA.

1. No-Hassle Shipping

Even without a global pandemic, purchasing products from overseas comes with long shipping times and high costs. Today, shipping times are even longer, complicated by travel bans, backups, national shutdowns, and high tariffs.

American products are made right here on our country’s soil, meaning more shipping options are available at a more affordable price. In addition, on-site installation is possible, with shorter wait times compared to products arriving from overseas.

If needed, it’s also easier and cheaper to order replacement parts from an American company. In many cases, replacement parts are in-stock and available for same-day shipping, sometimes arriving within the week. Communication is also easier, as American companies all operate on more or less the same hourly schedule and can respond quickly during business hours.

2. Better Labor Standards

The United States has rigorous industry standards that other countries might not adhere to. Quality isn’t something to compromise on when it comes to custom machinery. A poorly-made machine can lead to product damage or employee injury. Our standards exist to protect machine operators and deliver equipment that won’t fall apart.

American-made machinery is reliable because you know that the safety and labor standards are consistent countrywide and are overseen by federal agencies to ensure compliance. When you buy American, you’re getting a high-quality product that’s safe and built to last.

3. Invest in Our Economy

Finally, by buying American, you’re supporting our country’s workforce and investing in a local community. You’re not just giving money to the country as a whole—you’re helping to pay employees’ salaries, so they in turn can reinvest their money in local businesses and support their families.

Buying from American businesses is crucial for the long-term health of our national industries. Ultimately, this is good for the economy and helps ensure that American-owned businesses can keep creating quality products for years to come.

Questions About Custom Machinery?

If you’re in need of custom machinery for your production process, we’re ready to work with you. Belco Industries is an original manufacturer of extrusion and finishing equipment located in Belding, MI. To learn more about our American-made machinery, fill out our online contact form or call (616) 794-0410. We look forward to hearing from you!

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