“Outsourcing” – EGT bucks the trend in exhaust sensor manufacturing:
With total exhaust sensing production rising, and with a portion of that production that goes to export markets edging towards 31%, many companies in EGT’s position would succumb to the temptation to “outsource” their sensor manufacturing.
Some would lay off their American workers and move their factories to low-wage countries, becoming importers into, rather than exporters from, the United States. Other sensor companies would lay off their American manufacturing workers and would quit the difficult field of manufacturing altogether. They would choose instead to be mere marketers and intermediaries, taking orders from customers on one hand while, on the other hand, giving orders to contract manufactures in low-wage countries to make sensors for them. Those sensors, made “offshore” would then be purchased from the foreign company and imported into the United States, to be bought at retail, by those Americans fortunate enough to still have jobs.
This scenario is anything but far-fetched. In fact, many suppliers of exhaust gas temperature probes now manufacture most of its sensors outside the United States. But not Exhaust Gas Technologies. Among suppliers of exhaust sensors for industry and motorsports to the U.S. market, EGT is unique in its commitment to U.S.-based manufacturing.
- EGT has always been headquartered in the U.S.A., where the company’s only sensor production facilities have always been located within Orange County, in Southern California.
- Every EGT exhaust sensor was personally designed in the U.S.A. by Mr. Lawler and EGT’s engineering staff in Anaheim, California, and still works constantly at improving and refining EGT’s products and developing new ones.
- Every single production employee on EGT’s payroll lives and works in the U.S.A.; and it has always been that way.
- Every EGT sensor, no matter where in the world it ends up, comes from a factory located in the U.S.A. and staffed by American workers. We are shipping to every continent on the planet, to both users and OEM’s because they to have learned that EGT products offer the highest quality, fastest responding sensors, with superior life expectancy. When your product is the best, word gets around.
- Why EGT is against “outsourcing” of exhaust sensor manufacturing jobs: It’s a curious thing: While some competitors in the egt sensor industry are busy exporting manufacturing jobs from the United States, EGT is busy exporting exhaust probes from the United States.
- Why? The answer again, comes down to one man’s abiding commitment. To “outsource” sensor-manufacturing jobs---to take those jobs away from American workers and send them “offshore” would violate EGT’s philosophy and commitment to the American worker. It would also restrict our ability to control our quality, slow our innovative research and development programs, and reducing product costs for our customer’s worldwide. America is the best place to produce our sensors.
- Mr. Lawler knows that EGT got where it is by being an American company. And he deeply believes that EGT could not have happened anywhere but in America---that nowhere else but in the U.S.A. could somebody who started with as little as he had, ever built from scratch a company such as EGT has become. He also understands the importance, for the well being of the people of this country, of encouraging entrepreneurship and maintaining a vibrant industrial base.
- EGT knows the difference between good quality and great quality, and we know what makes that difference--- an abiding commitment to real, true product excellence. Further, we understand that quality is not a goal but a process, not an endpoint but a dogged, relentless pursuit--- all day, every day.
- So when EGT calls itself “a U.S.A. Manufacturer,” what is meant is that its exhaust gas sensors are made in the U.S.A.--- In a U.S. factory, by U.S. workers, and that will never change. You have our word on it!