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March 19, 2018

HERE IS WHY KEEPING YOUR OUTSOURCING CLOSE TO HOME MAKES SENSE.

Emma Bird

"unconditional 100% satisfaction guarantee on every part that we ship."

When you need precision stainless steel tube parts processing, finding the right supplier can be challenging; after all, you probably don’t have a CNC machine shop on every corner offering tube laser cutting, value design, and multi radius bending services. But that doesn’t mean that you don’t have a choice when it comes to tube cutting, pipe bending or CNC services.

When you shop around, you’ll probably discover that there are many overseas companies submitting bids substantially lower than their American counterparts. But the reality is that there’s never a free lunch, and you should always wonder what corners that they’re cutting to offer that low bid.

At Central Tube and Bar, we can’t always guarantee the lowest bid, but we can guarantee zero-defect precision on all orders, and an unconditional 100% satisfaction guarantee on every part that we ship. We know that our clients are working with some of the narrowest profit margins in the industry, and it’s our mission to make sure that they all get maximum value for every order. Here are just a few advantages of partnering with CTB as your supplier for premium tube and bar products:

Quicker Turnaround Times

We work with many OEMs and service centers that run Just-In-Time (JIT) operations. Their success is based on having all the parts and materials that they need delivered at the beginning of each production run, and shipped right away. It’s common sense to say that a product manufactured in Conway, AR; Waco, TX; or Tulsa, OK can be shipped more quickly than something manufactured in China.

We make it a point to invest in top-of-the-line equipment, and upgrade often. Much of the equipment​ we use today​ can be automated to perform multi-step operations that used to take multiple machines and/or manual operators. This enables us to offer lightning fast turnaround times on all orders​ with a near zero scrap rate.​

Improved Communication

One reality in American businesses is that companies are continuing to ship jobs overseas to take advantage of lower labor costs. But consumers consistently report higher satisfaction when they can speak to a representative in their own community.

We’ll start by taking a look at your blueprints with you to see if we can find ways to improve upon your design. Sometimes it’s more efficient and cost effective to use a different material, and sometimes we can even find ways to achieve the same functionality using less parts​.

With the cost of warehouse space at an all-time high, it doesn’t make sense to store large stockpiles of parts or raw materials. With a JIT system, we’ll ship the parts that you need at the beginning of each production run, ​allowing you to invest in manufacturing space instead of parts storage.

​Most OEMs and service centers rely on outsourcing to fill their part orders​, but reliance on offshore services can leave you waiting on parts and, if there’s a problem, waiting on a solution.

Improved Accountability

Ultimately, we work where we live, and want our clients to hold us to the standards that we set for every order. We live here, we shop here, and we go to church here. It would be hard for us to face our clients if we delivered anything less than our best work, and we take pride in our reputation.

OEMs and service centers are often small operations that operate with tight profit margins. Finding ways to lower costs is the easiest way to increase profitability, which often means doing as much as you can in-house.

For two decades, our team at Central Tube and Bar has offered high quality bent tubular parts processing services at value prices, and we can partner with you to manufacture the parts that you need​.​ If you need laser cutting, CNC bending, or part finishing services, we offer the fastest turnaround times in the industry​.

Combine that with a near zero scrap rate and, like many other OEMs, you’ll find we offer even more value than offshoring can provide.

Our team is knowledgeable, responsive, and based in the U.S.A. Our commitment to customer service is second to none​ and we stand behind our products 100 percent.​ ​Contact us online here or give us a call at (501) 450-7750​ and let’s get started improving your bottom line.

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