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October 19, 2017

Manufacturing Location Considerations: Where to Make My Product?

Have you ever wished for an easy, all-in-one-place guide to the most cost-effective locations for specific manufacturing processes? Maybe you’re thinking, “No, but now that you mention it…” 😊

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November 01, 2016

TPP and Its Effect on Manufacturing in Vietnam

You’ve decided you want to manufacture offshore and you’re looking to nail down the location. China’s become a little too expensive for you and you’re looking further south – Vietnam, perhaps. You wouldn't be alone. The country's manufacturing sector is growing by leaps and bounds for good reason.

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January 26, 2016

8 Things We Wish We'd Realized Before Doing Business in Vietnam

Doing business in Vietnam for the past eight years has come with its fair share of pleasant surprises, as well as occasional, unanticipated hurdles. I spoke with CEO Scott Ellyson and Executive VP Jeff Sweeney about what we would tell young East West if we could travel back eight years and give ourselves a heads up.

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January 06, 2015

Contract Manufacturing Services: Now Serving Vietnam!

The continued growth of Vietnam is the hot topic as noted in a recent article in Plastics News. When you read that mobile phone giant Samsung has its second largest plant in the world in Vietnam, you know the country is booming.  So much so that McDonald’s has opened its first restaurant this year as well as Starbucks!

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December 23, 2014

Right-Shoring: Where is the Best Place to Manufacture?

We hope everyone has a wonderful holiday season! As the year comes to a close, we thought we'd highlight one of our favorite blog posts of the year. East West's Co-Founder and Executive VP, Jeff Sweeney, was featured on Manufacturing.net authoring the topic of "Right-Shoring." Read on for his take on the best place to manufacture goods. 

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November 11, 2014

In-House Tooling Offers Injection Mold Design to Your Specifications

Located in our wholly-owned facility in Vietnam, East West's tool shop opened in 2013. We can now offer our customers the benefit of in-house tooling along with engineering support to help make tooling designs injection friendly. Our tooling shop was set up to serve the injection molding, blow molding and stamping industries. East West's tool...

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October 21, 2014

8 Reasons Why EC Motors are Plastic (and Better): Part 2

Here are the final 4 reasons why advanced plastics are better than aluminum and steel in EC Motor applications. Check out our first installment of Why EC Motors are Plastic here.

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October 14, 2014

8 Reasons Why EC Motors are Plastic: Part 1

In recent years it has been determined that you can improve EC Refrigeration Motor performance with advanced plastics. In this two part series we’ll provide you with 8 reasons that will help explain why! Read on below for the first 4 reasons why EC Motors are made of plastic.

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October 02, 2014

Is Vietnam the New China?

As the labor market tightens and salary prices continue to rise, many already manufacturing in China are looking south; to Vietnam. Global manufacturers are always looking for the next frontier. Years ago China became the ‘option’ for Japan for the same reasons Vietnam is becoming an attractive alternative to China.

So, why does it work to...

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August 13, 2014

Right-Shoring: Where is the Optimum Place to Manufacture?

As seen on Manufacturing.net Authored by: Jeff Sweeney

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