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Con-Tech – Global Parts Supplier Mastering American Tariff Regulations

As a global parts supplier specializing in imports for more than 35 years, Con-Tech’s strong relationships with global suppliers and manufacturers and our logistics expertise allow us to master the recent changes in American tariff regulations. Let’s break these down and address how we tackle some of the most important issues include sourcing, pricing, transportation,… Read More

Louisiana Imports and GSP Tariff Savings

  In the state of Louisiana for the year 2016, Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) imports totaled $228 million, with GSP tariff savings of $5.9 million. The 2017 year-to-date savings amount to $12 million, a substantial increase over the previous year. The lapse in the GSP cost Louisiana $1.4 million dollars in taxes during the… Read More

Changes in Legislation re Import Tariffs Affect Steel Industry

Recent changes I legislation with respect to import tariffs have greatly affected the steel industry. U.S. President Trump in April 2017 ordered an investigation into the national security implications of foreign imports of US steel. Days later, he signed a memorandum for a similar investigation on aluminum. Both were efforts undertaken by the Commerce Department… Read More

Industrial Pack 2018 Con-Tech Charting New Territory

Con-Tech is always ahead of the curve regarding industry innovation. We collaborate with customers in the industrial, transit and protective packaging and other areas toward our mutual goals of providing quality products and service with competitive pricing. We have a long history in the drum and related packaging industries and are constantly evolving to meet… Read More

How Can I Get Parts Made for Me?

Do you wonder, “How can I get parts made for me?” If one needs a part, prototype, or product made it would be very costly in time, manpower, equipment, and tooling to get up and running to make it. Hiring someone else to make it is both the solution and another problem because knowing where… Read More

New Orleans Custom Parts Supplier’s Thirtieth Anniversary

For Immediate Release Celebrating Thirty Years of Making Things Complete New Orleans-based industrial parts company Con-Tech International reached 30-year milestone in June 2013 June 30, 2013 – New Orleans, LA – Locally-owned and operated, Con-Tech began selling industrial steel drum parts out of a garage in 1983 and, thirty years later, has grown to an… Read More

Your Reputation is Only As Good As Your Weakest Link

Is there a weak link in your supply chain? The cost of failure is very high these days. Increasingly difficult to control supply chains cause great pains for companies and even bring on failures. Risk management association, Airmic, asserts that firms outsource more than just production, they outsource their actual reputation. If companies do not… Read More

Outsource Manufacturing

Who Saves With Outsourced Manufacturing? iPhones, computers, the clothes you wear, they’re all examples of outsourced manufacturing. Outsourcing the production of brands and labels to somewhere other than their owners’ facilities is done commonly, usually to save money. Let’s face it, we all like to save money. Most of us NEED to. So, as a… Read More

Benefits of Outsourcing

If you reduce your expenses by outsourcing, and if your sales remain the same, you’ll have more money that can be better spent on marketing, debt reduction, research and development, office salaries, and other areas that can help improve your bottom line. Savings can be derived from lower labor costs, less expensive tooling, shorter set-up… Read More

Outsourced Custom Manufacturers

As one embarks on the string of arduous tasks associated with finding and contracting custom manufacturers overseas, they typically discover that it takes approximately 12 months from the beginning of their investigation to successfully outsource manufacturers of a part or product. In that amount of time, the opportunity to bring the part or product to… Read More