High-performance connectivity manufacturer NAI responds to China tariff issues

April 11, 2019
"Many connectivity suppliers do not have the North American production options that NAI has, so we have become a significant resource for customers," notes the company's vice president of sales and marketing, Bill Miller.

NAI, a global manufacturer of connectivity technology for high performance systems used in the industrial, telecom, data and medical spheres, reports that it has formulated a response strategy to the immediate sourcing issues associated with the United States' current China tariff disputes.

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Based in Troy, Michigan, NAI says that it is experiencing a very recent trend with companies shifting the sourcing of their procurements to North American production facilities as a hedge, until the longer-term tariff disputes come to some conclusion. As a company with global manufacturing facilities, NAI emphasizes that has the plant ability to accommodate this recent trend, via the company's half million square foot of production capacity in North America, which specializes in manufacturing connectorized solutions for copper and fiber.

NAI most recently began new production in its Gaylord, MI facility. Connectivity products that the company designs and manufactures stateside include cable assemblies, cable harnesses, pre-terminated assemblies and hybrid assemblies. In addition, NAI designs and produces electro-mechanical assemblies, such as box-build, panel-build and terminal block assemblies.

NAI's Bill Miller

“We are helping customers deal with their tariff concerns by transferring their production, currently purchased from other Asian sources, to North America," states Bill Miller, vice president of sales and marketing at NAI.

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Miller adds, "This allows them to maintain their production flow and income streams without interruption. Many connectivity suppliers do not have the North American production options that NAI has, so we have become a significant resource for customers. In exchange, some customers are offering NAI growth opportunities in our Asian facilities for consumption in the local markets there.”

Companies that are seeking to source their production needs in the field of connectivity solutions can email Bill Miller, NAI VP Sales & Marketing, at [email protected].

For more information about NAI and its production capabilities, visit: www.nai-group.com.

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