As a North American manufacturer with more than 30 years of production cost history, we understand that every part we produce has specific criteria which can dictate the optimal production location.  Lot size, annual usage, material selection, and industry application play a roll in making this determination.  Whether you are an OEM or a supplier, globalization and strategic partnering are concepts that must be embraced.  Along with this, the business concepts of inventory turn and vendor list reduction can be important contributors to long term success.  We feel that our experience and the product diversity of our North American facilities along with our global assets capture the added value required for today’s business environment.