Data Metalcraft prides itself on our Made in America manufacturing. Headquartered in the industrial community of Arlington, Minnesota, 45-minutes south-west of the Twin-Cities, Data Metalcraft is proud to employ local craftsmen, designers, and industry experts. Data Metalcraft has recently invested in the revitalization of industrial communities abandoned by offshoring practices. We are proud to support these essential American communities with increased wages, fair labor practices, and community involvement activities.
The events of the last decade have emphasized the importance of nationalized and localized supply chains. While globalized supply chains have been repeatedly halted due to health concerns, political instability, unethical labor practices, and economic crisis, Data Metalcraft has continued to proudly, effectively, and safely serve our customers’ needs.
Don’t just take our word for it:
- 75% of companies are planning to accelerate their reshoring initiatives.
- 80% of industries experienced supply chain disruptions due to global events.
- Increasing labor, tariff, and logistics costs in low-cost manufacturing regions makes US manufacturing locations much more cost attractive to native companies.
- In recent years, many lower manufacturing cost regions have experienced wage inflation and increasing supply chain cost and risk. These rising costs are reducing the cost attractiveness of offshoring activities.
- Our local craftsmen and certified quality engineers ensure the quality you expect from American manufacturing.
- About 55% of Americans hold the belief that products created outside of America are of decreased quality.
- Localization mitigates the issues of global dynamics. Make your supply chain resilient to trade dynamics, tariff increases, and international economic performance by partnering with local suppliers of shared governance to increase supply chain resilience and responsiveness.
- The last decade has witnessed many global supply chain disruptions—an earthquake and tsunami in Japan, floods in Thailand, a US-China trade war, the COVID-19 pandemic, blockage of the Suez Canal, the Russia-Ukraine War, and US Trade Wars. Due to the state of global dynamics, these events have turned from irregularities to the norm.
- Local sourcing allows you to get to know your suppliers. Relative to a supplier located in a different part of the world, we value building a relationship with our customers. This helps establish more trust in the relationship, allowing for more long-term investments than may be feasible with more distant suppliers.
- Globalized supply chains with a lack of geographical proximity and time zone alignment leads to significantly longer lead times and decreased service delivery. Outsourced partners also reduce the customization and responsiveness to product change needs. In many regions, intellectual property (IP) protection and unskilled workforces pose great concern to product and company security.
Reshoring and localization support a customers’ perception of a brand and its purpose. Approximately, 65% of global customers (including both consumers and industrial buyers) said they would prefer products made in their country.
58% of respondents indicated that the country of origin of a product influences their purchasing decision.
- Data Metalcraft is proudly compliant with all US EPA standards and regulations while working to advance our environmental and sustainability commitments. We proudly offer living wages and benefits while supporting our employees with top-of-the-line facilities, education investment, and best-in-class conditions.
- Offshoring increases the challenge of meeting ESG goals through uncontrollable risks of natural resource depletion, human rights abuses, and corruption. Additionally, the United States has moved to require ESG disclosures, adding increased cost and risk associated with offshore suppliers.