In today’s sociopolitical climate, people often think of the word “military” in a global sense — troops overseas defending our country. While true, they may not realize the scale of the U.S. military’s domestic presence; the Department of Defense (DoD) operates in more than 420 military installations in the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam and Puerto Rico.
With recent administration changes, the U.S. government is throwing its weight—and dollars—behind defense initiatives. This proposed and actual uptick in spending is providing defense contractors with opportunities to support our troops with sophisticated devices and technologies, and protect them from growing cyber-threats aimed at disarming such military systems.
Tough. Durable. Reliable. Three words often applied to today’s military and public safety personnel also describe the gear they need in the field.
As a follow-up to the hugely successful newsletter last month on the topic of “onshoring,” I’d like to share with you why Kaysun may be your best option if you are considering a manufacturing partner in the United States.
Have you noticed the number articles and blogs published recently about US manufacturers “on-shoring” production — shifting products/jobs back to the US from China, because of less favorable currency valuation, increasing shipping and labor costs, continuing quality issues, etc.? One that really caught my attention was about Master Lock in Milwaukee, which is once again manufacturing its iconic padlocks in the US.
Earlier this month Rockwell Collins held a celebration to note the shipment of their 400,000th DAGR handheld GPS device. You may remember Kaysun shipped its 400,000th DAGR case to Rockwell Collins earlier this year.
The April 2010 issue of Modern Plastics Worldwide includes Kaysun in its annual list of “Notable Processors,” which “highlights processors around the globe who are doing their part to bring this industry forward.” This year’s list includes 15 manufacturers from 8 countries, including Canada, China, Denmark, Iran, Japan, Poland, New Zealand and the US. See below for the Kaysun profile and a link to the full article.
Ben Harrison President and CEO, Kaysun Corp.
The best defense against a tough market is proving to be, among other things, a strong offense in bidding for and winning defense-related applications, according to Ben Harrison, who runs Kaysun Corp. (Manitowoc, WI), a family-owned custom injection molder. The company has been successful in a number of markets, but of late is seeing especially strong demand for its services from the defense and medical industries. Having these two industries in its corner also has helped it avoid some of the “heavy migration [of work] to low-cost manufacturing countries,” notes Harrison. “We’ve found the way to be successful is to provide the customer with more, and to be involved in difficult projects,” he adds.