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National Massachusetts Day is August 17th, so we want to take a moment to express how proud we are to be a Massachusetts-based manufacturer.

Belt Technologies is an American producer of metal belts, timing belts, metal drive tapes and custom conveyor systems that serves printing, food processing, medical device manufacturing, robotics, solar panel technology, battery production, electronics production and other industries.

From local job availability to improved product quality, there is an array of benefits associated with supporting local manufacturers. In this blog, we explain why local manufacturing is so important to the overall status and financial health of Massachusetts, and how Belt Technologies is contributing.

The Benefits of Local Manufacturing

According to the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) data from 2021, manufacturing in Massachusetts accounts for more than 9% of the total output in the state and employs more than 7% of the overall workforce. There are more than 236,000 people in the manufacturing field in Massachusetts alone! When manufacturers pay taxes, not only are they giving back to the national economy, but they are helping to give back locally. Here’s a startling statistic: for every $1.00 spent in manufacturing, there is a total impact of $2.68 to the overall U.S. economy.

These numbers illustrate why the health of the industry directly impacts the overall well-being of Massachusetts. Here are some other benefits to dealing with a Massachusetts-based manufacturer like Belt Technologies:

Local Jobs

With a facility located in Agawam, Massachusetts, we provide local candidates with high-quality job opportunities in manufacturing and engineering. Current openings include both production welder and metal belt processor positions. We’re always looking for talented individuals to join our team, so be sure to reach out if you’re interested.

Improved Quality and Service

American manufacturers like Belt Technologies take pride in creating high-quality, durable products. Our pride in the process is just as important—which is why we use the finest materials and hire the most skilled craftsmen and experienced engineers. Every one of our metal belts undergoes strict quality inspections, and our results are precise: we are able to fabricate metal belts with a station-to-station pitch accuracy of ±0.0005”. But it’s not just about quality; when you partner locally you can expect improved service as well, leading to shorter lead times and reduced delivery costs.

Ethics and Sustainability

When you partner with a company like Belt Technologies, you don’t have to worry about ethical ramifications. Unlike some countries that export manufactured goods, facilities in the United States are highly regulated to ensure worker safety, compliance with labor laws and the issuance of fair wages. These ethics extend to our green practices as well. We are conscious of our company’s environmental impact, and for that reason, we source materials locally whenever possible and employ a company recycling program. And, unlike alternative belts such as neoprene or fabric, metal is naturally occurring and recyclable, making our products a more sustainable option.

A Company You Can Be Proud to Partner With

We take pride in being a Massachusetts-based manufacturer, and we want you feel that pride when partnering with us. Whether you’re looking for a manufacturing partner or a career opportunity, we encourage you to contact us today.