After a short meet-and-greet and brief tour, the congresswoman sat down with company management and department heads for a conversation centered on promoting increased manufacturing in the U.S. and highlighting some of the challenges small manufacturers are currently facing.
The conversation ranged from challenges that small to medium-sized manufacturers face in sourcing capital for growth and expansion, to the high cost of health care, the disruptive effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on critical electronic component supply chains, lack of U.S.-based manufacturers of critical electronic components, and the intense competition U.S. manufacturers face from foreign government-subsidized competitors.
WINSYSTEMS is a small high-tech business in District 24 that designs, manufactures, and sells compact, ruggedized embedded computers engineered to operate in harsh environments and perform with high reliability across extended temperature ranges for use in industrial automation and robotics, transportation and energy management, medical, military, and infrastructure applications. The company is one of the few U.S.-based manufacturers of industrial-grade Computer on Module (COM) modules, offering high-quality designed-here/built-here alternatives to imported products. WINSYSTEMS’ COM modules and carrier boards are a highly reliable cost-effective option to much more costly military-grade systems manufactured in the U.S.
Ms. Van Duyne acknowledged the importance of boosting U.S. manufacturing capabilities, especially for secure, quality high-tech embedded computer systems designed and manufactured in the USA. Such technology is critical to improving, maintaining, and securing local, state, and national infrastructure.
WINSYSTEMS thanks congresswoman Van Duyne for the generous use of her time and willingness to meet with local manufacturers, encourage genuine two-way communication, and her bold advocacy for rebuilding high-tech manufacturing here in the USA.