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If you are looking to buy goods for your home or business, you may want to consider buying goods directly from a manufacturer to save money. Manufacturers produce anything from boats to watches for sale to businesses or direct to consumers. Below are five terms to be familiar with when buying goods from a manufacturer.

  • Manufacturers - Companies that produce products for sale using raw materials, like plastics, metals, and glass, which they turn into finished goods. Manufacturers may produce products for sale to wholesalers and retailers or produce products for sale in their own retail stores. For example, car manufacturers produce vehicles for sale in their own car dealerships.
  • Manufacturer Coupons - Coupons offered by the manufacturer of a product that can be used at any store that sells the product. Food and home goods manufacturers often offer coupons online or in newspapers to encourage consumers to buy their products.
  • Manufacturer's Outlet - A store where a manufacturer sells their goods directly to consumers at wholesale prices. Manufacturer's outlets typically sell overstock or blemished goods at discount prices. Often manufacturer's outlets that sell clothing or furniture are grouped together in outlet malls.
  • Wholesalers - Companies that sell goods in bulk to retailers. A wholesaler will buy goods like furniture or mobile phones from a manufacturer and then resell them to another business at a higher price.
  • Retailers - Companies that sell goods directly to consumers. Retailers typically display products in their stores, on the internet, or in catalogs. A retail store usually specializes in the sale of a particular type of products. For instance, a retail store might sell clothing, watches, or mobile phones exclusively.
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    Northern Metalcraft Inc.
    50490 Corporate Dr., Shelby Twp., MI 48315
    Our company manufactures sheet metal prototype 3 and 5 axis laser cutting short run production. We also specialize in cnc machining, fabrication, industrial, laser & production.
    (586) 997-9630
    Merrill Technologies Group
    400 Florence St, Saginaw, MI 48602
    Merrill Technologies Group (MTG) is a privately-owned, world-class manufacturer serving the heavy equipment, energy, robotic, machine tool, aerospace and defense industries.
    (989) 921-4005
    Jay & Kay Manufacturing
    141 E Sanborn Ave, Croswell, MI 48422
    (810) 679-3079
    Strother Archery Inc
    245 Campbell Rd, Sandusky, MI 48471
    (810) 648-6480
    Dl Shephard & Associates
    5851 Myron Rd, Jeddo, MI 48032
    (810) 327-6904
    Clark & Associates
    5350 Marlette Rd, Marlette, MI 48453
    (989) 635-3073
    Rochester Gear Inc
    9900 Main St, Clifford, MI 48727
    (989) 761-7521
    T C Goldman & Associates
    511 Fort St Rm 445, Port Huron, MI 48060
    (810) 985-9372
    Oldford and Associates
    3555 Walnut St Ste 1, Port Huron, MI 48060
    (810) 985-4040
    Red Metal Products Inc
    8882 Lambs Rd, Goodells, MI 48027
    (810) 325-1900
    Millennium Industries
    6285 Garfield Ave, Cass City, MI 48726
    (989) 872-8823
    Walbro Corporation
    6242 Garfield Ave, Cass City, MI 48726
    (989) 872-2131
    Metal-Tech Services Inc
    2772 N Van Dyke Rd, Bad Axe, MI 48413
    (989) 269-6302
    Intec Sales Co Inc
    1293 S Range Rd Ste B, Saint Clair, MI 48079
    (810) 326-3700
    Oakley Depot
    Saint Clair, MI 48079
    (586) 275-8145

    Manufacturers produce the things we use every day. Many of these companies operate on a national or even an international scale. Others are more local and may distribute only within a small area or a state. Many manufacturers outsource to China or Taiwan. Locating a factory overseas can allow them to obtain cheap labor and thus reduce costs. This causes products to be cheaper, although many consider such outsourcing in a negative light as a practice that moves jobs away from America. However, most industries outsource to at least some extent. Even high technology is often outsourced. Manufacturers often have complicated supply systems intended to ensure a supply of materials and tools and get their products to market. Logistics is as important as engineering. Raw materials such as plastic, steel, and rubber are often moved over long distances. The manufacturing industry also feeds itself, as some manufacturers fabricate tools that are then used by others. Both exports and imports are regulated by countries and governments, but few countries practice much protectionism and in practice goods move at the global level. Manufacturing technology is highly developed and robots are commonly used in factories, replacing or assisting human labor. In some ways, the manufacturing industry has declined. Consumer goods are now the largest market and a lot of these are electronics and other relatively small items. Cars do remain important, but large scale steel production has somewhat faded as higher technology materials come into use. That, in addition to outsourcing, leads some to believe that there is a crisis in manufacturing in the United States. However, manufacturing remains highly important. Manufacturers make everything from clothing to personal computers.
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