Matthew Philips, writing for Bloomsburg Bloomburg Businessweek, tells us that the manufacturing renaissance may not be everything it’s cracked up to be. He points out that while increasing numbers of American manufacturers are re-shoring and the production costs in the Southeastern US are attractively low, job numbers aren’t rising at the same rate.
Instead, as Philips puts it, “a lot of machines … have earned a lot of jobs in the past few years.” A surge in the use of robotics, CNC manufacturing machinery, and other production infrastructure is directly responsible for the growth we’re seeing in American manufacturing.
If you want your company to be competitive in the rapidly changing manufacturing landscape, you’re going to need the right machinery. The days of labor intensive manufacturing are long behind us. Competitive manufacturers automate as much as possible, achieving incredible production levels and consistent high quality with the right mix of skilled operators and manufacturing machinery.
Keeping acquisition costs of that manufacturing machinery down is especially important: that’s where securing the services of a used manufacturing machinery broker becomes a smart, strategic decision.
You see, for every manufacturing company that’s starting or growing now, there’s at least one, and often more, that is going out of business, downsizing, changing direction, or has another reason to divest of their existing manufacturing machinery. You can try to find these companies on your own, or you can save a lot of time and money by working with a used machinery broker who’s already connected with manufacturing machine owners who are eager to sell.
At GreasyMachines we use a consultative approach, drawing on our considerable engineering and manufacturing backgrounds, to help your company identify , with pinpoint precision, the type of manufacturing machine you need to achieve your production goals. Then we’ll find that machine for you, have it tooled to your specifications, and provide you with samples you can use when making your purchasing decisions. It’s strategic, it’s smart, and it’s simple: that’s the GreasyMachines advantage.