Why American-Made Matters
Why American-Made Matters
Today’s consumers place a high premium on knowing where products come from. With intelligence and data literally at our fingertips, it’s easier than ever to make smarter choices about the products we use every day. But in this sea of information, it’s not always easy to know what is truthful or accurate — so it’s no surprise that last year the Federal Trade Commission enacted a new rule targeting label fraud and cracking down on companies making false “Made in the USA” claims.
Here are 5 great reasons why buying authentic American products truly matters, perhaps now more than ever…
Nothing beats American-made when it comes to quality. Manufacturing is at the heart of America’s history - Many products made in the U.S. are developed from generations-old trades and skills, with a level of craftmanship that just isn’t found in outsourced goods.
At INFINIUM, our employees come from construction backgrounds, ensuring that not only are you receiving a premium product built here in Ohio, but you’re working with a knowledgeable in-house team throughout the entire life of the project; No unqualified or inexperienced middlemen means you can expect an efficient process of building and installing a custom product that’s made to last. All at no extra cost – at INFINIUM, quality is free.
Government organizations like OSHA enforce safe working conditions in the American manufacturing industry, with controls and regulations that minimize accidents and protect both employee and consumer rights. Countries without the same level of standards may allow products to be made with materials and processes that the U.S. has deemed unsafe or unhealthy.
INFINIUM has made several significant upgrades in our new Cleveland headquarters to increase safety. Two pneumatic movable arms in our warehouse help to alleviate physical stress on employees and allow us to safely flip panels during the building process. We have isolated our machine room from the rest of the manufacturing space to reduce noise levels during production. Additional training and signage in the new facility increase awareness, and workflow has been optimized to reduce errors and operating costs, passing savings onto our customers.
Organizations like the USGBC establish certifications like LEED, a program that provides a framework for healthy, highly efficient and cost-saving green building. Other similar U.S. programs, such as WELL help to ensure that investing in American-made products means contributing to a cleaner environment for ours and future generations.
Our wall systems are LEED-certified, and we continue to explore the many sustainable benefits that are available with our products. With the introduction of a full-service powder coating line, INFINIUM can now provide an extraordinary variety of organic finish colors, at no added cost or lead time. Without any solvents involved in the process, this technique is remarkably environmentally friendly.
4. Lead Time
Choosing domestic products shortens the supply chain and decreases turnaround time. When products have less distance to travel, they can be shipped more quickly, lowering logistics costs, and offering consistent on-time delivery – both guaranteed ways to increase customer satisfaction and peace of mind.
As we continue to perfect the direct-model process, we consistently deliver best-in-class walls to our clients, with the best lead times in the industry. Though our walls are custom built to our customer’s project specs, supporting a domestic supply chain combined with our ever-expanding capabilities allows us to turn things around quicker than our competitors - and it’s only getting better.
5. Our Economy
The benefits of keeping money flowing within the U.S. are compounding. Aside from promoting our independence, keeping Americans employed and providing jobs for future generations, support of local manufacturing increases American investment opportunities, boosting our economy while reducing the national trade deficit.
INFINIUM is extremely proud to be a family-owned, turn-key manufacturer of American-made interior glass wall systems. We’ve built a great reputation for saying what we do and doing what we say. As the pioneers of the direct business model, INFINIUM is committed to the local and national economy for the long-term with no plans of slowing down. We look forward to seeing what the future has in store, as the opportunities are endless. #LFG!
If you’d like to visit one of our many U.S. Showrooms and see the INFINIUM difference firsthand, don’t hesitate to reach out to one of our friendly and knowledgeable sales team members. We look forward to hearing from you!