According to the 2019 ASI Ad Impressions Study, around 53% of consumers have a more favorable opinion of an advertiser if their promotional product was made in the U.S. There are many reasons why consumers prefer USA Made products but associated costs, availability, economic support and assured quality are among the top advantages.
U.S. companies that manufacture promotional products are able to source quality materials and monitor the production process from start to finish. Complete control over production guarantees U.S. manufacturing companies high quality goods. Without exclusive oversight, you’re not guaranteed exceptional craftsmanship with imported items.
No Added Tariff
Endless factors go into the development of a product’s final price tag. The new year brought some tariff increases with the potential of more increases in the future. Subsequently, the Promotional Product Industry has been wary on importing items. Buying American-made products saves you money since you’re purchasing directly from the source and avoiding tariffs.
Supports Domestic Economy
When purchasing American-made products you’re supporting your family, friends and neighbors. Shopping domestically builds our economy and promotes job creation in all industries. Encouraged by a strong economy, AAkron Line invested $2.9 million in facility upgrades back in 2017. These renovations allowed AAkron Line to expand its team and create 46 new jobs.
Has a lack of inventory ever disrupted your plan, forcing you to search for a different promo item? You rarely have to worry about stock shortage when purchasing items made in the United States. Domestic manufacturers have the ability to adjust their production calendars if needed and usually have quicker production times.
You may not always be able to buy promotional products made in the United States; some goods are harder to find than others. But, when you have two similar promo items, choosing the one that’s American-made will begin to favorably transform your business and our country.
Manufacturing at a Glance
With multiple manufacturing processes here at AAkron Line, we have the ability to make an array of products; ranging from plastic steins to wooden rulers.
Our injection molding process is responsible for manufacturing the majority of our products. The process is a lot like what it sounds: Plastic resin is melted and injected into a two-part mold, where it is cooled to create the final product. Some of our most popular products created with this process are our Stadium Cups, Flyswatters, Key Tags and Flyers.
Blow molding is the process in which air is used to form some hollow plastic products. It can be closely compared to blowing up a balloon. Melted plastic resin is extruded through the machine and an air piston is inserted during the clamping process, to blow the product into its final shape. Our Barware line, Cycle Bottles and Sports Bottles all utilize this process.
Our wood products, like our pencils and measuring devices, are manufactured in our wood mill. These products start their journey as a rough piece of lumber but go through many intricate processes to achieve their final shape. These processes include drying of the wood, planning, sawing, sanding and shaping.
At AAkron Line we proudly manufacture over 350 products right here in the United States.
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