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Adapt to changing Buy American requirements

U.S.-based contract manufacturing with Benchmark is an efficient, flexible way to meet evolving Buy America or Buy American requirements. When you serve the U.S. Government or federal grant recipients, meeting evolving Buy American or Buy America requirements can be critical to remaining competitive and even winning new business.

But the fixed costs of standing up a U.S.-based supply chain and manufacturing operation, particularly as regulatory requirements change, are excessive. We offer a variety of advanced capabilities in multiple U.S. sites, providing efficient, quality manufacturing.

Benchmark has been a U.S.-based electronics manufacturing leader for more than four decades. More than 50% of our manufacturing capacity is in the United States; investing in U.S. manufacturing is at the core of our business. We currently work with several customers to meet their Buy American and Buy America requirements.

 

 

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Topic 1

New Opportunities in Federal Procurements and Grants

Topic 2

Flexibility is the Winning Strategy

Topic 3

Benefits of U.S. Manufacturing

Topic 4

Meeting Content Requirements: Supply Chain Design

Topic 5

Coast-to-Coast Manufacturing Network

Topic 1

New Opportunities in Federal Procurements and Grants

Change is underway in U.S. procurement and grant domestic preference regulations. A series of new executive orders and laws are increasing domestic content rules and limiting the use of waivers while simultaneously increasing infrastructure spending to near-historic levels. Whether you’ve already captured Federal procurement or grant dollars in your current market or are looking to capitalize on new opportunities, you need to know which regulations apply to your product—or may apply in the near future. Getting started on building your strategy? Download our Unofficial Guide to U.S. Domestic Preferences.

Topic 2

Flexibility is the Winning Strategy

Whether the US Government or its grantees are significant customers for your organization now or in the future, regulations in development are likely to cause disruptions to your market. With many details still undetermined—from the official definition of “manufacturing” to the use and availability of waivers – companies are planning for a number of scenarios.

Adjusting your sourcing strategy to conform to every proposed regulation is costly and inefficient. Instead, you’ll want to manage your supply chain risk by identifying threats and opportunities posed by upcoming domestic preference changes and considering options that allow you to meet future requirements quickly. To help you start your threat and opportunity list quickly, we created several sets of common questions we hear from customers in key markets.

Click below to view our Buy America and Buy American Act FAQs for electric vehicle infrastructure, surveillance and public safety, communications and transportation infrastructure, or electronics products generally.

Topic 3

Benefits of U.S. Manufacturing

Manufacturing in the U.S. has many benefits beyond meeting regulatory requirements. Whether part of a broader global manufacturing strategy or as your main source of production, manufacturing electronics in the U.S. can offer:

  • proximity to customers
  • proximity to engineering and product development
  • increased control over supply chain
  • intellectual property protections
  • peace of mind around environmental and labor standards

The cost difference between manufacturing in the U.S. and overseas locations can be less than expected. No matter where your product is built, electronics manufacturing is increasingly an automated industry, reducing the impact of high worker wages in the U.S. on overall cost of production. Applying American ingenuity in the form of Design for Manufacturability engineering reviews or efficient process development for high-yield production can make a big impact on your bottom line.

Topic 4

Meeting Content Requirements: Supply Chain Design

Benchmark’s supply chain experts develop U.S. sourcing strategies for customers working towards Buy American or Buy America compliance. With an extensive U.S.-based preferred supplier network, we can develop a Bill of Materials (BOM) that meets U.S. content requirements when possible. As domestic content requirements evolve, our supply chain architects continue to evaluate opportunities to source from the U.S. When parts are only available from overseas, our robust anti-counterfeit protocols protect your product and meet U.S. Government requirements.

Benchmark’s nine U.S. manufacturing locations offer a variety of industry and product expertise, regulatory certifications, and manufacturing capabilities. Our services cover the product lifecycle, from design engineering through manufacturing and return and repair services, providing a one-partner solution with significant value-add in the U.S. This includes specialized manufacturing services such as:

Topic 5

Coast-to-Coast Manufacturing Network

Benchmark's global manufacturing network includes nine sites in the US, offering a variety of capabilities and technology focus areas to meet your needs. Explore your options for meeting your U.S. domestic preference requirements.

Electronics Manufacturing

Huntsville, Alabama

Nashua, New Hampshire

Phoenix, Arizona

Rochester, Minnesota

Santa Ana, California

Tempe, Arizona

Winona, Minnesota

For products that fall under TAA regulations, Benchmark offers sites in Mexico and Europe as well.

Precision Machining and Mechanical Assembly

Concord, California

Fremont, California

Tempe, Arizona