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The Collision of Manufacturing and Service

For months, there’s been great speculation regarding if the manufacturing industry is or is not thriving. According to the November ISM Index, which tracks the “temperature,” the industry recorded another decrease for the month. This is the fourth consecutive month that’s seen a decrease. Since the beginning of the Great Recession, manufacturers and industry pundits continue to make changes including the addition of jobs, innovations and increased emphasis on new technologies. Despite these efforts, some industry analysts are questioning if a recession could be around the corner.

Separating the Good from the Bad

At the same time the manufacturing industry is experiencing decreases, American consumers are enjoying the benefits of lower oil and gas prices and a strong dollar. While this is advantageous for the individual it makes it more difficult to export manufactured goods to Asia and Europe. This coupled with a sluggish global economy leaves many analysts wondering where things will be headed in 2016. Thankfully, Chris Haverland, a global strategist employed at Wells Fargo provided a more positive outlook on the current economic conditions. Haverland introduced a fresh perspective to age-old speculation about the manufacturing industry with the suggestion that the real strength of the U.S. economy is the service industry, not the manufacturing industry. Currently, 80 percent of U.S. jobs come from the service industry, according to Advameg’s Encyclopedia for Small Business.

Integration with the Service Industry

As a trusted provider of metal fabrication and machine design, service is integral to everything we do at Walsh Manufacturing. Over the last five decades we’ve built a reputation for innovation and competitive pricing one customer at a time. No matter if we’re working with the fastener, stamping, die casting, automotive or consumer products industries, each project begins with Walsh Manufacturing’s problem-solving approach. This process includes the inputs of Walsh Manufacturing computer control specialists, mechanical engineers, and metalworking specialists who work together to find the smartest and most cost-effective solutions.

Eye on the Bottom Line

There’s no getting around it. Capital expenditures are expensive and downtime caused by machines functioning below capacity is an undesirable cog in the wheel of business. In order to keep our customers’ business functioning at the highest levels we start by getting to know the business and the individual needs required to solve production problems. To this means, Walsh Manufacturing applies standardization and interchangeable components. This helps keep costs down and allows easy upgrades in the future. As a service to our customers, Walsh Manufacturing always applies cradle-to-grave recordkeeping so you’re always in the know. Additionally, Walsh designs, tests and fabricates all product solutions within our Cleveland, Ohio, facility.

Diversified Service and Manufacturing Offerings

  • Alloy material
  • Fabricated steel
  • Machined components
  • Machinery
  • Subassemblies

About Walsh Manufacturing

Walsh Manufacturing is a Cleveland, Ohio-based manufacturing company with five decades of experience in machine design and metal fabrication. Over this time, we’ve built a reputation as a diversified manufacturer of machined components, subassemblies, alloy material, fabricated steel and machinery. If you’re looking for a cost-competitive, innovative, and reliable supplier with expertise in Parts Washing Systems, Automation Equipment, Metal Fabrication and Machinery Rebuilding, look no farther than Walsh Manufacturing.