There is no question that Americans are aware of the fact that manufacturers have been shipping work overseas for decades. After all, it does come up during pretty much every presidential election.
From a cost perspective for the manufacturer, manufacturing overseas could potentially be a cheaper option, but there's one essential element often lacking in that process – quality.
Having been in business since 1967, we have witnessed this manufacturing change take place, but we've never wavered from our dedication to developing metal parts and tools entirely in the United States.
Quality is, of course, one of the most important things our clients are looking for. And on top of that, being able to keep our work right here in the United States – to be able to support American workers – is something we at Valco are very proud of.
What Exactly are Our USA-Made Tools and Parts?
With a diverse range of clients that spans a long list of different industries around the world, Valco has had the opportunity to develop and engineer many types of parts through the years.
Most important has been our line of snap buttons, which now contains more than 1,000 variations thanks to our ability to produce custom parts.
But Valco also manufactures a variety of other fasteners, hangers, screw machine products and more for industries that include:
Retail and office
Sporting goods and camping equipment
All of our products are made with precision, and we employ techniques such as Statistical Process Control and the use of coordinate measuring machines and optical comparators to ensure the highest possible quality at the best prices.
A Commitment to Quality
As we addressed above, overseas manufacturing has increased as of late, bringing with it changes to the manufacturing sector.
But businesses that utilize this option, while potentially saving money, could ultimately suffer greater harm to their brand by way of poor craftsmanship and the loss of the customer's trust.
We've had numerous clients go down this path only to realize that the American-made parts from Valco were far superior to the parts from overseas.
In one instance, a former customer contacted us in a panic because an overseas manufacturer had supplied them with substandard parts that proved unsuitable for use. After Valco was able to resupply them with top-tier parts quickly and efficiently, this client returned to Valco, becoming a dedicated industrial partner.
Contact Valco for Your Machine Part Needs
The future of American manufacturing overseas remains unclear, but Valco will always remain dedicated to producing metal parts right here in the United States.