These articles explain some of the challenges you can face when buying castings.
- Metal Casting Design and Purchasing April/May 2012
Many of our customers have discussed the hidden costs associated with purchasing castings
offshore. This article addresses the true landed cost and identifies many hidden costs including
payment in advance, large minimum runs, duties, quality issues and third party inspections and additional
personnel to manage inventory and logistics issues to name just a few.
Great Lakes Castings, located in Ludington MI,
specializes in gray iron castings for the heating & cooling, refrigeration,
pump and valve industries. ©2008 Great Lakes Castings LLC. All
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