Ryan Augustine, Director of Engineering at Augustine Surgical, gives us 3 of 7 benefits of buying American Made Medical Equipment in part 1 of this two-part video.
3 Benefits of Buying American Made Medical Equipment:
- Product Quality: America’s strict product safety and quality control standards ensure American made products are of high quality and are safe and effective.
- Lower Environmental Impact: America’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has strict laws to minimize the harmful environmental impact of manufacturing.
- Jobs and the Economy: Some American manufacturers, such as Augustine Surgical have kept operations in the U.S. despite higher manufacturing costs. We willingly pay higher American wages and taxes because we value people more than profits alone.
Hello and welcome to our video series. My name is Ryan, and I am the Director of Engineering at Augustine Surgical.
Here in America, we just finished celebrating our Independence Day which is the perfect time to promote the subject of this video;
the benefits of buying American Made.
Augustine Surgical is a US company based in Minnesota. This location provides access to a highly qualified workforce specializing in medical device design and manufacturing.
We are the developer and manufacturer of the HotDog Temperature Management System which consists of reusable electric warming blankets, mattresses and controllers intended to maintain patient normothermia in a clinical setting.
The area behind me is our manufacturing plant in Minnesota where our skilled team manufactures high quality HotDog devices for worldwide sale.
To improve profitability, American companies often manufacture product overseas where labor and other manufacturing costs are cheaper.
In contrast, we do all of our manufacturing in America because we value our employees, our quality and our customer experience more than driving down costs.
You may ask yourself why do I care where my product is manufactured?
This two-part video series will present seven benefits of buying American Made and will discuss why this should be considered when choosing your patient warming solution.
Benefit 1 – Product Quality
America’s strict product safety and quality control standards ensure American made products are of high quality and are safe and effective.
Here at Augustine Surgical, we are fully compliant with rigorous medical device standards such as FDA, MDSAP and EU MDR. Our manufacturing facility is ISO 13485 certified, meaning that it exceeds international quality standards for producing Class II medical devices.
From our Quality policy down to final inspection, we are dedicated to producing the highest quality product. Each HotDog device is 100% tested to ensure the product you purchase is safe and effective, compliant with essential requirements and compliant with our quality standards and specifications. This is especially important for the reusable HotDog System because it’s intended to operate safely, effectively and durability over two years of use.
If you require a Safe and Effective patient warming solution of the highest quality, our American Made HotDog Warming System is the solution for you.
Benefit 2 – Lower Environmental Impact
America’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has strict laws to minimize the harmful environmental impact of manufacturing.
Our company sources domestic materials and components for our products which decrease transport distances and carbon emissions. The control we have on our sourced materials ensures they do not have toxic additives.
The HotDog system is designed to be reusable and last for years. In contrast, forced-air warming requires a new plastic blanket for each procedure, resulting in thousands of pounds of additional plastic waste per year.
If you want to minimize the environmental impact of your patient warming system, our reusable HotDog System is the solution for you.
Benefit 3 – Jobs and the Economy
Over the past few decades, thousands of American manufacturers have left the United States to produce product in low-cost countries. Unfortunately, outsourced manufacturing plants rarely return to the US.
Some American manufacturers, such as Augustine Surgical have kept operations in the U.S. despite higher manufacturing costs. We willingly pay higher American wages and taxes because we value people more than profits alone.
If you support the US economy and tax revenue, support current and future American Jobs and support small business, Augustine Surgical has the solutions for you.
Thanks for listening to three of the seven benefits of buying American Made product, or more specifically the HotDog Temperature Management System.
Stay tuned for part two.
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