Local Business Successfully Competes Against Overseas Manufacturers

Share Article

Combining the American sense of competition and exceptional sportsmanship, Stone Creek proves that U.S. manufacturers can play ball with competition overseas.

News Image
What a shame to have a company fail because they can't compete.

Arizona's largest furniture manufacturer, Stone Creek Furniture, is celebrating their 22nd anniversary this April. Throughout these years, President Ron Jones has maintained a business structure for his furniture stores that is mindful of the U.S. economy and the job crisis in Arizona. Jones hopes to influence Arizona citizens to buy local and businesses across the U.S. to do the same in regards to labor, parts, and business-to-business relations. He explains buying local builds community and character, increases economic vitality, promotes a healthier environment and lowers taxes.

The current economic state has grabbed the attention of business owners and consumers, encouraging both to buy and sell on a local level. The challenge both parties face is overcoming the competitive prices offered by manufacturers overseas. This challenge has stumped many businesses in the U.S., presenting them with the choice to either outsource or jump ship to survive.

“What a shame to have a company fail because they can't compete,” Jones said. To maintain a successful business, Jones uses a combination of the American sense of competition and exceptional sportsmanship. He approaches the issue of competition overseas as a game of cleverness, “you have to keep outsmarting the other team.”

Ron Jones has analyzed the 4 reasons why consumers buy, and has determined that a business needs to compete strongly in at least 2 of the 4 areas:

1. Price
2. Quality
3. Delivery
4. Options

The Stone Creek business plan is built off of quality, delivery, and options. They offer a custom built, hardwood furniture product without the help of an industrial assembly line. By excelling in these three areas, Jones has proven that U.S. manufacturers can play ball with the competition overseas.

"Let's say Stone Creek employs 100 people," Jones explains. "If the average employee has one spouse and two kids, that's a total of 400 people who are positively affected by a job in Arizona." Jones also does everything he can to buy materials from Arizona companies and create partnerships with local businesses for this same reason. He is even working with Stone Creek's internet marketing company, Netwirks, to develop a way for businesses to grade their level of local economic friendliness. Until then, Jones plans on searching for even more ways to promote buying local and revitalize the American sense of competition.

About Stone Creek
Stone Creek Furniture is Arizona’s largest furniture manufacturer, marketing furniture and kitchen cabinets directly to the public at factory direct prices. Known for their quality hardwood construction, they produce furniture and cabinetry using only the best selection of quality hardwoods. Standard features include all hardwood construction, interlocking drawer box construction with full extension ball bearing glides and an extensive selection of 35 fine finish colors. Stone Creek offers more options in customized home office, home theaters, kitchen cabinets, and bedrooms with the flexibility to modify sizes to exact wall dimensions.

To learn more about Stone Creek Furniture, visit http://www.stonecreekfurniture.com/

To learn more about buying local, visit http://www.stonecreekfurniture.com/quality-furniture-made-in-arizona/

Share article on social media or email:

View article via:

Pdf Print

Contact Author

Dean Moomey
Visit website