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West

Davis Wire Corp.

davis wire says using more
automation it uses will help
it reduce costs and engage
with new hires.

state-of-the-art machine, it's a safer machine, as well,"
Kim says.
One of the most important elements of the company's
commitment to advanced equipment is a desire to reduce

labor costs through automation. Vice President Joe Barrett says the labor pool is changing drastically, with less
young people looking to get into manufacturing. Where
they do want to focus their talents, however, is on the
technical side. More young people today are developing
programming skills, so naturally the workforce is skewing more toward the technical side of manufacturing
than the manual labor side. Increasing the amount of
automation on the production floor helps Davis Wire
take advantage of both of these trends and keep its costs
down, Barrett explains.
Investing in newer equipment also ensures that Davis Wire's products are manufactured to the most exacting standards in the marketplace, which is another
key aspect that sets the company apart from its competitors. "We win a lot of accounts because we're able
to serve the customer with the highest-quality products," Barrett says.
Adding to the company's numerous advantages in the
marketplace is the depth of its product lines, which Kim
says gives Davis Wire a greater share of the market than
many of its competitors.
"I think one of the things that separates Davis Wire
is that we have a very diverse product offering," he says,
adding that the company is one of the few wire producers
on the West Coast with full galvanizing capabilities.

Working Together
Another significant advantage for Davis Wire is how the
company operates its supply chain and works with its
suppliers. "We're pretty competitive with our sourcing
and our global supply chain, and we're innovative with
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