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EMS Provider Sees Manufacturing Moving Back to the U.S.

30 April 2014

Electronics manufacturing services provider Probe Manufacturing, Inc. said that its order backlog has increased to $3 million, due in part to more electronics manufacturing moving back to the United States.

“We strongly believe that manufacturing for small- to medium-sized businesses is coming back to the U.S.,” said Kam Mahdi, CEO of Probe Manufacturing. He said these companies now manufacturing offshore have become “adversely affected by the increases in costs, unmanageable processes, and intellectual property protection concerns of manufacturing abroad.”

As a result, demand for Probe’s manufacturing services in the United States has increased and its backlog is growing. ”We expect that trend to continue throughout the remainder of the year,” said Mahdi.

Probe’s backlog consists of existing and new customers in the aerospace, medical, industrial, instrumentation, and alternative energy industries.

Probe recently acquired Trident Manufacturing, which operates a 16,000-square-foot facility in Salt Lake City, Utah. Probe, based in Irvine, Calif., said it expects to achieve gross profit margin in the range of 28-30%.

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