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Act As One Company

Posted by Virgil Alonso on Mon, Oct 21, 2013 @ 09:10 AM

Partnership as defined by Dictionary.com: the state or condition of being a partner; participation; association; joint interest.

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Topics: Value Engineering, Quality Control, Vendor Selection

Why Use a Distributor?

Posted by Virgil Alonso on Wed, Oct 16, 2013 @ 17:10 PM

If you could buy direct from the manufacturer or through a local distributor, which would you choose?  The most common argument made for going with the manufacturer is you will get a better price.  Sometime this is a correct assumption, but this isn’t always the case.  One thing that can swing the price breaks the opposite direction is the amount of business the distributor does with a manufacturer.  I know in our industry it is common for a distributor like us to do millions with a strong manufacturing partner.  Wouldn’t it make sense that a manufacturing partner would give better pricing to a distributor who does millions with them vs. a customer who is offering a six figure opportunity?

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Topics: Value Engineering, Quality Control, Vendor Selection

Methods for Making a Custom Gasket Design

Posted by Virgil Alonso on Tue, Aug 20, 2013 @ 10:08 AM

Injection molding is one of mainstream manufacturing forms of making a gasket or seals, but what are the other unsung heroes are not as well known? Most people might not know that several other process exist to create gaskets or seals other than injection molding. These include, but not limited to extrusion, splicing - vulcanizing, lathe cuts and gasket die cutting. This article will walk you through each process and give you the advantages and disadvantages of each one.

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Topics: Value Engineering