After +5 years of building Automatic Pool Skimmers in the USA, and looking at all the different positions in regards to the China tariff changes, issues with Mexico, etc. I just wanted to share our experiences. When I started in the Computer industry at Hewlett Packard Company (1980), I used to visit California and I really enjoyed seeing the manufacturing of electronics boards and many of the computer innovations that at that time were not only invented in the Silicon Valley (CA) but also manufactured there. Over time we started to see the concept that in the USA we’ll focus on the invention of new technologies but the actual manufacturing or assembly will be made offshore to lower the cost of the products and compete better in the global market. This concept evolved to the point we are today, not only are we “outsourcing” the assembly of our leading hi-tech products, we are outsourcing the assembly, manufacturing the parts of almost all products consumed in the USA. With the right incentives, we can have a better-balanced strategy that will provide more flexibility to our entrepreneurs. We invented SkimmerMotion and designed it in the state of Florida, this was our first experience in manufacturing a product in the USA, and we wanted it to be 100% built in the U.S. We believe since the beginning that it gave us many advantages and response speed required for a new product. While many companies are moving overseas in search of cheaper production and labor costs, based on our experience it pays to keep our company & our manufacturing right here in the United States. There are numerous benefits to choosing a manufacturer based in the United States over those found abroad. Delivery cost is significantly reduced, and we save valuable time in the production process. When goods have less distance to travel to get to the retailer, they can be delivered more quickly to the customer, accelerating the sales process, enabling more agile forecast responses. Our inventory levels are more efficient since we can build products based on the demand and avoid the cost of storage space and labor to control/maintain inventory. We have great flexibility to provide the latest version of our product to the customer and changes in our design are rapidly reaching our customers. Cutting down on transit and delivery costs not only saves money but energy. Making the U.S. manufacturing a more environmentally friendly option. By being in the USA and close to our production facility, we are able to execute tighter control over the manufacturing process, allowing us to ensure that all products fit set standards and specifications. If a problem should arise, we are able to catch it and correct it more quickly saving valuable time and money. Our customer service is an integral part of the company’s success. When you buy American-made products, you are making this country better than ever in so many ways. We are in control of our country’s future each time we make a purchase. We manufacture our product in the USA to provide our customers with the best materials and the best quality. We protect US manufacturing, as the US manufacturing ability fades; future generations of Americans will be unable to find relevant jobs. We contribute to creating more jobs for Americans. For us every time a customer buys a SkimmerMotion it helps us support our business, our partners, suppliers and our hardworking employees behind it. jobs shipped abroad almost never return. We can proudly say that SkimmerMotion was invented, designed and manufactured the last 5 years in the USA and we’ll keep doing so for our next inventions.
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