capabilities

Custom Pressure Vessels

We visited our primary source for custom pressure vessels, and were re-impressed. We learned many chemical companies employ engineering consulting firms to source custom pressure vessels, reactors and distillation towers. If your company needs chemical processing equipment, perhaps we can save you lots of time and money. Our primary custom pressure vessel manufacturer has been serving customers in need of vessels for chemical processes mostly in the midwest for over 60 years. Reach Out to… Read More


How to Find the Right Supplier

We did research on this question, as our particular interest is OEM’s involved with tanks, pressure vessels (see below article), and building large equipment and machinery. At Proficient Sourcing our business is helping you find the right supplier candidates.  We are one answer to our question, and we hope you’ll give us a try. Most of what we found had to do with large organizations. We, on the other hand, offer supplier candidates that are… Read More


Simple or Complex Requirements? We’re Here for You!

Proficient Sourcing has a large and thorough network of manufacturing companies available for simple and complex requirements or almost any sourcing issue you might have. An especially good example of the variety of things we can handle occurred recently. We allied with a much larger company that does sourcing for (usually) larger companies and projects than we do. They specialize in finding manufacturing sources in Asia; and recently have done considerable business in Viet Nam…. Read More


RFQ Responses: Storm Clouds on the Horizon!

Post coronovirus, manufacturing should improve across the board in the US.  This means procurement professionals are likely to be seeking new, different, and improved suppliers for outsourced manufacturing.  We foresee frustration in the days ahead. Why is this?  The answer is improved prosperity will exist within the job shop community as well as with OEM’s.  This means the importance of NEW business is lessened.  And, companies are working to accommodate their primary existing customers, who’s… Read More


What We Can Do For You

Proficient Sourcing LLC is a business that gives OEM buyers, engineers, and others new supplier choices for parts and assemblies.  This service is free. To accomplish this with worthwhile candidates we usually use a network of job shop businesses collected over several decades.  The overall capabilities are very diverse, and include most metal or plastic requirements. Our network of shops has been chosen carefully and includes only companies with a long history of happy customers. … Read More


High Speed Custom Fabrications – Product Rollouts, Displays, Merchandisers

You require a large quantity of  custom structures for a product rollout, display, or a tubing-sheet metal, painted fabrication.   Would this need be helped by in-house engineering, design, high speed comprehensive manufacturing and even the possibility of inventory help?  Are project management, rapid prototyping and presentation assistance also desireable?  Finally, does the project involve ease of installation on site? We feature a company specializing in such high volume fabrication work.  Their particular focus is on… Read More


Servicing Rotating Machine Components, Motion Control and Drive Train Parts

Proficient Sourcing is focused on machinery and equipment components.  One family of these items consists of processing machinery rolls, gears, gear boxes, journals, self lubricating bearings/bushings, and sprockets.  We have a group of companies that prosper with these sorts of items. Equipment with process rolls, idlers, presses, and carrier rolls may require services such as OD grinding and even hard chrome plating, not to mention repairs.   Here are a couple of articles that deal with… Read More


Thermoforming Plastic Parts

Most businesses use plastic components and perhaps packaging.  Thermoforming is a most common technology for such items, and we have an excellent source. While these products helps your company function and succeed, do you know how exactly that item was crafted? Below is our source’s summary that very briefly explains the plastic fabrication process. How Does the Thermoforming Process Work? Initial Stages Before a model is made, you’ll create a 3-D design using computer-aided design (CAD) software. This… Read More


Supplier for LARGE metal parts

Our network of suppliers contains several companies that specialize in the very large, the heavy, the thick (as in plate) and not only metal, but also plastics and fiberglass.  The photo above is was press brake formed from 110,000 PSI tensile strength, AR400 steel into a .750″ thick, 18′ long and 8′ wide component, and that customer required 20 of these items monthly. If you are an equipment or machinery builder, you might need equipment… Read More


Medium to Heavy Fabrications

If you require sturdy fabrications such as weldments, angles, pump and equipment bases, machinery supports, or rolled parts such as tanks, tubes or smokestacks, we have multiple candidates who are most interested in answering your needs. Whether you need someone to fabricate a complete system or component parts these companies can often do the entire job, and do it well. And on time. And within budget. Reach Out to Me Directly for Questions Just give… Read More