Trends in Purchasing: Overseas versus Stateside

Generally, consumers are searching for stateside products as that is the latest trend in purchasing. The industry leans more toward equipment manufactured in the USA for the post-sale support and to avoid the tariffs and oversea freight charges. This trend is affected by the tariffs as they are on the uprise.

The trend for the past 30 years has been to produce locally. Producing custom products with a short delivery time to meet local market needs makes manufacturing in the USA more beneficial. Due to the high cost of freight overseas, it makes local production more attractive.

—Rich Zydonik, Rowmark