San Diego has become the premiere location for the medical industry. From heart valves, to pharmaceuticals, to medical cabinets, San Diego has a plethora of businesses related to the medical industry. When it come to manufacturing, the medical industry demands one thing….Quality! Often times, many medical companies do not go overseas to have their products made. Instead, they look to maintain their quality and remain competitive within the close nitch industry by keeping up with the demand by manufacturing products closer to home. As a medical device manufacturer for the industry, we have seen first hand just how important quality is to the medical device industry. Continue reading
If you are in the manufacturing world, you have probably heard of the new disclosure and reporting requirements for Conflict Minerals. Although there is a lot of hype around the new topic, there still may be some confusion over what it is and why its important for international manufacturers. First off, what are “conflict minerals?” Continue reading
Vista Industrial Products, Inc. has been in the sheet metal manufacturing industry for over 55 years! We have seen all the different manufacturing trends come and go as the economy evolves. As most of us in the manufacturing world know, the United States manufacturing industry has reduced drastically in size due to outsourcing overseas. This has been the trend for the past decade. However, more recently, this trend is slowly diminishing. Lately, we have seen many companies contacting us for their metal manufacturing needs that used to be dedicated to the foreign outsourcing of manufacturing.
Now, many companies are beginning to realize that going overseas to save a few dollars, might not have been the right solution for their companies. Sure, when you are manufacturing products by the hundreds of thousands, there is a cost benefit due to the low labor costs of manufacturing. However, many companies were blind to see the other factors that come along with going overseas, and have now become a burden for their company’s success. Some of these factors include: communication barrier between companies, long lead times, high shipping costs, less control, and low quality products. When companies depend on their product for their success, why settle for all these negative factors just to save a little money? Clearly from what we are seeing, the monetary benefits are not outweighing all of these negatives.
VIP participated in their 9th year in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure on November 6, 2011 to support the fight against breast cancer. Vista Industrial Products, Inc. raised over $1,800 to support the foundation, women and men battling breast cancer, and breast cancer screening for patients in San Diego.