Made in America — those three words are more than just a mark of pride, they’re a commitment to supporting our country and the people who call the United States home. Sixty years ago, approximately 26% of the American workforce performed manufacturing jobs. But as globalization swept the planet and companies were able to hire cheap labor overseas, the percentage of Americans engaged in the industry shrank to roughly 7% within the first decade of the new millennium.
The switch to hiring Chinese manufacturing employees for $0.57/hour versus American laborers at $21.40/hour (in 2002), was an easy decision for many businesses. But here at KPS Global, a leading manufacturer of insulated panels, we have always recognized the importance of manufacturing our panels right here at home, and how doing so has had a priceless, positive impact on American communities.
Headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, KPS Global is proud to be an American company that supports about 650 domestic employees. By keeping panel manufacturing local, we provide livelihoods and strengthen US economies. Our customers also reap huge benefits as well. Because we do not have to cross oceans or international borders, we offer quick delivery with a reduced possibility of damage to goods. In addition, we’re able to keep tight control of the manufacturing process to ensure exceptional quality, and our team can react quickly to changing needs or customer requests.
Companies that choose to move production offshore often experience high shipping costs that get passed onto customers. There is also a higher risk of product damage, higher risk of quality compromise, and the need for longer lead times. As a result, the customer experience is usually not positive, and of course, American communities do not get to reap the economic rewards of hosting a manufacturing business.
“We seek to strategically locate our facilities in areas that can deliver our products and services to our customer base as quickly and efficiently as possible,” explains Scott Mottern, Vice President Human Resources at KPS Global. “Also, we look to be responsible corporate citizens that support our local communities through sustainable, and responsible manufacturing that provides well-paying jobs in our local economy.”
KPS Global is honored to be an all-American company strengthening communities nationwide. Our facilities are strategically located to expedite delivery, reduce freight costs, and minimize the risk of damage during shipment. We also cherish opportunities to serve our fellow citizens–after Hurricane Katrina, we were able to quickly provide walk-in coolers and freezers to grocery stores in impacted areas, helping in the rebuilding efforts of our southern seaboard states.
To learn more about us and our solutions for the supermarket, foodservice, convenience store, scientific and industrial markets, visit us at https://kpsglobal.com today!