We live in a global economy; however, the dynamics of that economy are changing. Recognizing this shift, Bailey International LLC has begun to move back to USA production , to invest in equipment built in America, and to hire more American workers; all of which are generating positive results in our community, our region and our country.
KNOXVILLE, TN — In the last two years Bailey International LLC has made capital investments in excess of one million dollars to bolster production capacity. A robotic welder added in 2011 enables more consistent output and weld quality while speeding up throughput by approximately 50%.
In the first quarter of this year the company took delivery of a special purpose machine designed to more accurately facilitate higher volume cylinder tube production. This SPM completes four preparatory operations resulting in a finished, ready to weld hydraulic cylinder tube in one third the usual time. The capacity gains from the addition of these two machines are estimated to increase production in the Knoxville factory by over 50% by end of the year with future gains anticipated. Both machines were designed and manufactured right here in the USA.
Even more exciting is the number of people added to the Bailey International team. From a peak of 70 employees prior to the economic meltdown of 2008, Bailey currently has 134 team members with efforts underway to add 8 to 10 more in the coming weeks. Over the last six months alone, the Bailey team has grown by more than 20%.
There is no doubt that the global economy is a driving force effecting companies large and small. Over the years Bailey has cultivated many important relationships with supply chain partners in America and abroad. Marking a shift from previous years, products currently made by U.S. companies account for 40% of Bailey’s total sales to date, representing an encouraging improvement of more than 20%. To remain competitive Bailey continues to work with key overseas suppliers to ensure that it is able to deliver quality products to its many customers. However, it is encouraging that the company continues to increase both production and jobs opportunities here in the U.S and the local Knoxville community.
Bailey International LLC is a mobile hydraulic equipment manufacture based out of Knoxville, Tennessee – To find out more visit Baileynet.com.