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The plan is to “find” all of the press releases I can that I’ve done and put them here eventually (when time permits to update things). So below are some of the press releases I have done.

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The Gary Housing Authority is Partnering with HUD to Get Back On Track:



Mayor takes bold step to protect residents, get the agency back on track

WASHINGTON – In an effort to restore public confidence and accountability to the Gary, Indiana Housing Authority (GHA), the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today announced a mutual agreement with the City to work together to reverse years of financial mismanagement, improve physical conditions and increase occupancy rates.

“HUD will stand with the City in addressing the shortcomings at the agency,” said HUD Assistant Secretary Sandra B. Henriquez, who announced the receivership today.  “We respect the mayor’s commitment to the city and its public housing residents to take this bold and courageous step.”

Citing a decade of neglect, Henriquez and Freeman-Wilson signed a Cooperative Endeavor Agreement to address administrative, financial and management concerns at the agency. HUD will lead the effort to help get GHA back on track. Freeman-Wilson noted that this move was a resident-centered decision and is expected to improve the quality of life for the residents of GHA.

“Upon a lengthy assessment of operations at GHA, we have determined that the existing problems are beyond the scope of our resources and federal assistance is required,” said Freeman-Wilson.  “This decision was made with the residents in mind, and I am appreciative of HUD’s partnership and look forward to this change resulting in the high quality of housing that Gary citizens deserve.”

In a separate letter, Freeman-Wilson acknowledged the hard work of the GHA Board of Directors and thanked them for their extraordinary efforts during her tenure.

Henriquez named two HUD employees who will assist the agency effective immediately. Willie Garrett was named executive director and Steven Meiss will serve as the one-person board of directors.  Garrett is the Public Housing Director in HUD’s Detroit Field Office with 15 years of housing experience in both the private and public sector.  He will work directly with the housing authority staff to manage day-to-day operations to ensure residents will continue receiving services.  Meiss is the Public Housing Director in HUD’s Chicago Field Office and HUD-veteran with more than 36 years of housing experience.  He has also served in a board capacity for other housing agencies that are under HUD control, most recently the Detroit Housing Commission and earlier the East St.  Louis (Ill.) Housing Authority.

Under the partnership agreement, HUD will first develop a detailed action plan to stabilize the housing authority’s operations.  The second step will be to address specific problems HUD identified in a comprehensive review of the agency’s operations. The receivership period will be for at least two years.  Interim GHA Executive Director Mary Cossey will remain at the agency to assist with the turnaround efforts.

This partnership with HUD will allow GHA to implement a new property management structure, modernize each of the housing developments and establish a well-defined business and operation plan, and adequate financial management systems.

“The challenges that plague the Gary Housing Authority did not occur overnight,” said Henriquez. “Despite HUD and the city’s efforts over the years, the agency is not where it should be.  This agreement is the beginning of the agency’s path to recovery.”

The mayor also stated that town hall meetings for GHA residents will be held next week and will be open to the media and members of the public.

  U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development – Shaun Donovan, Secretary Office of Public Affairs, Washington, DC 20410


HUD’s mission is to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all. HUD is working to strengthen the housing market to bolster the economy and protect consumers; meet the need for quality affordable rental homes: utilize housing as a platform for improving the quality of life; build inclusive and sustainable communities free from discrimination; and transform the way HUD does business. More information about HUD and its programs is available on the Internet at www.hud.gov and http://espanol.hud.gov.  You can also follow HUD on twitter@HUDnews, on facebook at www.facebook.com/HUD, or sign up for news alerts on HUD’s Email List.

City of Gary’s Mission: To serve the current and future citizens of Gary by providing a safe, clean and working city that continuously improves the quality of life of its residents and establishes Gary as a national model for urban revitalization. 

City of Gary’s Vision:: The City of Gary will be safe, smart, accessible, prosperous and green. City Hall will provide the citizens of Gary with effective and responsive service while maintaining high ethical standards and fiscal discipline.

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Dollar Home Project:

Earlier today, Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson and Community Development Director Arlene Colvin outlined the guidelines for the City’s updated version of the Dollar Home Program. Known for its wide appeal in the 1980s and 90s, the Dollar Home Program was developed by HUD to combat home abandonment in communities, assist new homebuyers and elevate the property value of neighboring homes.

Freeman-Wilson began the press conference by sharing a personal story of how her first home was purchased through the Dollar Home Program about 25 years ago.

“I still own that home and remember clearly how helpful the Dollar Home program was in helping me acquire my first home,” Freeman-Wilson. “We are excited to be able to reintroduce this program to Gary residents and look forward to it being another way that we beautify our neighborhoods.”

The Dollar House Program will launch with 13 homes located in the University Park area near Indiana University Northwest. Interested Gary residents may begin picking up applications June 7th at 839 Broadway, Suite 302 North. Applicants must come in person between 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, and the submission deadline is July 12th.

“This program is not a part of HUD,” explained Colvin. “This is a new program that is being run by the City of Gary because we want to help our citizens find affordable housing.”

Details about the Dollar House Program are listed in the fact sheet below and can also be found at the City of Gary website at www.gary.in.us. For more information, citizens can also call the Community Development Department at (219) 881-5075.


What is the Dollar Home Program?

Under the Dollar Home Program, a home is awarded by drawing to an eligible participant for one dollar upon the condition that if the home is brought up to city building codes within six months and the participant resides in the home for a period of five years, at the end of that five-year period, the participant will receive complete ownership of the home.

Arlene Colvin at Press Conference
Arlene Colvin at Press Conference

Who is eligible to participate in the program?

To be eligible to participate in the program, you must:

1. be at least eighteen (18) years of age;

2. be a Gary resident for at least six (6) months;

3. NOT be a current homeowner;

4. meet 80% of area median income standards;

5. have at least $1,000 in a savings account;

6. be able to demonstrate that you have the financial ability to rehabilitate a home.

What is the process for participating in the program? What are important dates to remember?

Persons interested in participating in the program may obtain an application package at the Community Development Department, 839 Broadway, Suite 302 N. Applications will be distributed beginning June 7, 2013. The deadline for submitting applications is July 12, 2013.

How many homes are available under the program? 13

Where are the homes located? The University Park neighborhood.

Will participants be able to see the properties before they are awarded? How will the properties distribute? All qualified applicants shall participate in an open house to inspect all properties. Each applicant will be allowed to designate three preferences. Participants shall be assigned a number which shall be utilized in a random drawing process. At the drawing, as each participant’s number is drawn, a home shall be awarded to that person from among those previously selected. This process will be followed until all participant numbers.


Jermar Music Group is proud to present Gary, IN Native Gospel Artist Bustabrowne’s release of his new album: Rhythm & Repentance Vol 1. The album is out now and available on iTunes.




The urban modern style Gospel/ R&B music artist, songwriter, and producer has a unique sound comprised of powerful, soulful infused lyrics with a contemporary flair. The Gary native has just released his album: Rhythm & Repentance Vol 1 which was inspired by his own experiences but also as an outcry to the next generation to stop the violence. He hopes his music will not only inspire the youth but empower and encourage them to seek repentance and a change of heart for themselves. He wants to show that music can be a tool to cause people to reflect, that voice to draw attention to the issues but can still promote peace.

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If you did not know, I also had the pleasure to build Bustabrowe’s website and do quite a fun and very transparent interview series with him as well. Please check out both if you would like by clicking on either one of the buttons below:




I had the pleasure not only to build Eastek International’s website from scratch (even though it was part of my job, it was still a great pride and joy building it), I also rebranded and wrote all of the main content on the website. It was an EXTREME task to make sure it was legally sound, but also had a consistent voice while yet explaining the services, capabilities, and initiatives very well. I am proud of how far it has come and where it will go. But with that being said, here are some written pieces from the site.



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Making Products That Matter:

Eastek is all about making a difference! We strive for excellence every day not just in the great deliverables of high-quality low-cost product on-time and on budget for our clients but also to see the end result of that product being used for the betterment of others. These examples keep our employees and leadership team motivated to work as hard as possible and pursue greatness every single day. We are constantly improving our processes and updating our knowledge base with leaner manufacturing methodologies and practices.

Human-to-human connections are the heart and soul of any business (and especially true for our business). At the end of the day, you are dealing with people — your company is solving problems, alleviating the stress, pressure, and workload of your clients while providing delightful customer experiences. Our brand building is all about building our clients up. Time and time again, customers have come to us for a manufacturing need, but they have stayed with us because we go above and beyond just making your product. We tell the story of your product. Not only that but with each new success story our clients have, that’s a new success story we have. When they win, we win. This company was founded upon the principles of making a difference which motivates us every single day to do the very best we can for our clients.

Making Products That Matter Initiative is:

  • The reason why we came to be
  • What motivates our entire team all over the world to get up and work
  • A transparent view of the people behind Eastek, it’s great employees, as well as the great customers we have the privilege to work with each day.
  • A relationship-building tool
  • Something that our entire team, at all organizational levels, embraces
  • A “Bird’s Eye View” into who we are as a company
  • What keeps this company motivated
  • A tally of our united success between our clients and our team to truly continue to make a difference

This initiative is incorporating storytelling in a way to connect in a visual illustration to others who we are, what we do, why we do it, and what we stand for. This brand storytelling initiative is about our customers and the value that we get from working together to build something special. Ultimately we as a company and how we portray ourselves is a reflection on our customers. We consider ourselves a hidden gem, where many might not know who we are, but once they find out they tell all their friends. We have gained that reputation by our daily hard work to continue to develop with our customers.Our customers are our stars. Think of us as simply a supporting character.

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The Eastek Advantage:


Customers look to Eastek for turnkey manufacturing solutions because we offer low risk, lower cost development of high-quality products. Turnkey manufacturing and supply chain services include material acquisition, assembly, and testing. Eastek completes the product from DFM to finished product to meet each customer’s challenging needs and specifications. Eastek will recommend improvements to lower cost and reduce waste as well as continually address supply chain challenges while implementing modifications and improvements as needed.

Eastek offers a total manufacturing solution – from sourcing, purchasing and supply chain management, through prototype production, to establishing agile assembly, configuration, and test processes to ensure that we maintain our World Class performance levels for Quality and On-Time Delivery (OTD).

Key Components:

  • Turnkey | Boxbuild
  • PCBA
  • Local Engineering Support | QA/ACTooling (T4E or T4C)
  • Plastics
  • Injection Molding
  • Customer Service in the U.S. (in your time zone)

Advantages of Turnkey Manufacturing:

  • Access supply chain and production economies of scale
  • Minimize inventory risk
  • Take advantage of latest technology without capital expenditure

Our Clients’ Bottom Line is Our Bottom Line, Their Success is Our Success.

We are a company of roughly 1100 employees on 3 continents working 24/7 for our clients. We are increasing in quality standards and procedures daily, constantly striving for improvement across the board with a hunger and thirst to keep reaching new heights every year. We are not just a global contract manufacturer; we are a company that cares as well. Partnering in endeavors to make products that can make a difference in the world: Fetal heart rate monitors (Laerdal) and solar home systems (Mobisol) for developing countries just to name a few. From tooling and design fabrication to injection molding (plastics) to printed circuit board assembly, or entrusting us with the entire package as a full box build, turnkey assembly, we deliver high-quality product and services every time. We bring quantity with no loss in quality. Eastek brings 25 years of experience with constant innovation at play. We support product development in the long-term through value analysis/ value engineering (VA/VE) with strategies to reduce cost and improve product consistency as products and materials evolve.

Our contract manufacturing services offer extensive in-house production capabilities. We start with client’s CAD drawings and BOM’s and refine the manufacturing process. Eastek offers integration of skills and manufacturing process that our competitors cannot match as well as time-tested and long-standing relationships with suppliers to give you a reliable supply chain. We solve your outsourcing and vendor reduction issues because we understand what it takes to manufacture to quality, delivery, and price standards so that you do not lose control of your production schedule. We can fulfill your requirements in a timely, cost-conscious & cost-effective manner, reducing your total cost of ownership.

  • Eastek can design your product for manufacturability and build electromechanical assemblies, equipment/tooling, and turnkey systems in controlled environments, meeting ISO 8 level standards.
  • Eastek provides experienced and reputable contract medical manufacturing services delivering complex solutions to cutting-edge and innovative companies in a variety of medical industry sectors.
  • Eastek has the skills and experience to meet your electro-mechanical/printed circuit board assembly needs. Fully tested, complex electromechanical assemblies, built to your exact standards.
  • Eastek’s highly capable team provides an unparalleled combination of experience and commitment to manufacturing your turnkey machinery. Eastek provides specialized delivery of fully integrated and tested equipment to you or your end-user. Our supply chain services help get your product to market quickly.

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Design For Manufacturability:

Design for Manufacturing & Design for Assembly

Design for Manufacturing and Design for Assembly are the integration of product design and process planning into one: Design for Manufacturability (DFM). Design for Assembly is concerned with reducing product assembly cost: minimizing number of assembly operations and individual parts tend to be more complex in design. Design for Manufacturing is concerned with reducing overall part production cost: minimizing the complexity of manufacturing operations. Together, the overall objective is to design a product that is as easily and economically manufactured as possible. The importance of DFM is emphasized by the fact that about 70% of manufacturing costs of a product (cost of materials, processing, and assembly) are determined by design decisions. Production decisions (such as process planning or machine tool selection) are responsible for only 20%, with the remaining 10% being other processes involved. In very simple terms applying a good DFM, integration should reduce the cost and difficulty of manufacturing.

Reduce Total Number of Parts. The reduction of the number of parts in a product is feasibly the best opportunity for reducing manufacturing costs. Fewer parts imply fewer purchases, handling, processing time, development time, engineering time, assembly difficulty, inventory, equipment, service inspection, testing, less chance of default or assembly issues, etc. Some approaches to part-count reduction are based on the use of one-piece structures and selection of manufacturing processes such as injection molding, precision casting, etc. that optimize the process.

Utilize Standard Components. There are quite a few benefits to using standard components versus custom ones. For starters, they are highly available which reduces product lead times. The manufacturer that needs a standard part has less worry they will get it on time from the supplier because of the fact it is readily available and can choose which supplier offers the best deal for the quantity needed in the time frame that is necessary to remain on the production schedule. More importantly, they are less expensive than custom.

Minimize Handling and Assembly Directions. All parts should be assembled from one direction if possible. In a vertical direction would be considered the best choice to add parts from above parallel to the downward direction, also known as Top-Down Assembly. Having to compensate any other way from various angle degrees would complicate production, slowing production time, and could lead to a higher chance of product defect. In regards to handling, symmetrical parts should be used. For all instances where the parts are not symmetrical, the asymmetry must be amplified to avoid product defects. The subsequent operations should be designed so the orientation of the parts is maintained. Minimizing the flow of material waste, parts, etc. in the manufacturing operations along with considering consolidated packaging options that are still safe and appropriate for the final product.

Design Parts to Be “Multi”. Multi-functional parts reduce the total number of parts in a design. Parts that can be classified as multi-use can be shared within multiple products that the manufacturer has, allowing one purchase order from the supplier to utilize in more than one product. All of which allows for versatility, less production time, and ultimately less cost. To proceed, one must identify the parts that are most suitable for multi-use. All parts used by the manufacturer (purchased or made) should be sorted for all parts that are used commonly all or most products and in part families, with subcategories of similar parts in each grouping. The goal is to minimize the number of categories. The outcome is a set of standard part families which multi-use parts are established.  Once organized, the manufacturing process is standardized for each part family. Now allowing the ability to skip operations that are not required.

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Printed Circuit Board Assemblies:


Enlisting the services of a company for PCBA Contract Manufacturing provides many advantages over in-house processing. Generally speaking, flexibility, reduced costs, and access to external expertise are introduced when PCBA Contract Manufacturing is utilized. In situations where high volume production is necessary, time is saved, accuracy is increased, and cost savings are realized.

Consistent performance and adherence to standardized manufacturing procedures are extremely important when electronic products are manufactured and mass produced. PCBA Contract Manufacturing institutes a level of quality and performance not otherwise possible without highly sophisticated equipment and highly skilled operators. The need for uniformity of components within an electronic assembly as well as the proper placement of components is another concern that is addressed by the PCBA Contract Manufacturer.

PCBA Contract Manufacturing is essential for high-reliability electronics that include professional, industrial equipment, and life support systems. These commercial and medical applications require a finished product where there is no tolerance for downtime or failure of technology and where guaranteed performance is paramount and service is crucial.

Our production services are flexible enough to handle low-to-high volume requirements or high and low mix products with efficiency. From DFM through assembly and test, quality is a top priority. Assembly and inspection follow the IPC-A-610 requirements for either leaded or RoHS compliant production.



Eastek International provides support for all steps in the DFM and manufacturing process including engineering, printed circuit board fabrication and assembly, and logistics support. Eastek is flexible and responsive and has been providing global resources paired with local U.S. support over 25 years. Eastek’s U.S. based offices are close to you, thereby promoting a client interaction by providing a local connection to your manufacturer.

Eastek can provide lower cost solutions while simultaneously maintaining clear, open client communication on solutions that preserve product quality. The company’s world-class, cost-effective assembly facilities located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and in Dongguan, China, with our headquarters, warehouse & logistics, engineering management, sales, and customer service based in the United States at our Chicago location.


The Highest PCBA Standards

Our PCBA manufacturing process is a key element of our industry-leading, fully customizable Eastek Edge manufacturing solution. We offer a complete catalog of PCBA manufacturing solutions including design, sourcing, production and logistics, all combined with the benefits of low-cost country presence and support in your language and time zone.

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Tooling Design & Fabrication:

State-of-the-Art Capabilities

In injection molding, tooling design, and fabrication you can rely on us to manufacture your products on-time and to specification. Our advanced on-site tool fabrication facility allows us to design for manufacturability (DFM) a wide range of solutions. We manufacture to your standards for tool design and maintenance and keep a reliable open communication link with you during tool manufacturing as if we are your next door neighbor.

Eastek Tool Fabrication Capabilities

  • On-site tool fabrication
  • Single cavity, multi-cavity, and family tools
  • 6 week standard lead time with expedited timelines available
  • Mold base and inserts designed to run from 50,000 to 1,000,000 shots
  • CAD capabilities
  • Accept 3D models/ 2D files
  • Large tooling capacity
    • Includes building up to 30 to 50 tools in parallel
    • More than 60 full-time tool and die makers on staff

We Build Tools To Your Standards

The Advantages of Using Experienced Toolmakers to Further Establish Your Molding Capabilities

U.S. molding companies using both local and international toolmakers can meet their budget and delivery needs for their customers. By outsourcing the construction of molds, molding companies can focus on processing and maintain their day to day. Using several reliable mold manufacturing suppliers ensures that the mold is delivered on time by avoiding the bottleneck of pushing everything through a single shop.

Here at Eastek we would love to be your primary source mold manufacturing solution, but we recognize in today’s world, it is better to have multiple sources.

While having a full in-house mold making shop used to be standard practice for molders, we believe that having a few key suppliers is a much more efficient way to serve your customers. Luckily we have a full in-house tool shop that will allow us to take some of that load off of you.

With a quality design as the foundation, our toolmakers are able to build a mold with the goal of decreasing costs and improving output. Our team of highly skilled toolmakers design and build high-precision molds to optimize plastic injection molding performance and tool longevity.

Advantages and Disadvantages of Tool Manufacturing Overseas?

We at Eastek feel our tool-making capabilities enables us to meet the budget and delivery needs of our customers. Many companies have found that tool manufacturing overseas is not cost effective. The shipping costs, as well as the delivery delays through customs, make it worthwhile to do the actual tooling in the US. However, we have found that tool manufacturing overseas has advantages.

The biggest ADVANTAGE of making tools overseas is COST. Typically, these tools are ¼ to ½ the price of US toolmakers. We can deliver tools that are equal in quality to our domestic sources.

We can bring things to the table that add value to your process so that you can optimize processes moving forward.We have on-staff designers and the support structure you need that is available if a problem ever occurs.

We specialize in preventive, time-saving work.


Engineering changes can mean minor adjustments or they can mean that a significant change is necessary to a mold.  Often these changes are a natural progression of a product life cycle or they are required to meet the needs of the end consumer, allow for a better fit between mating tools or are part of a process improvement. Our onsite tool shop works with customers on engineering changes. Depending on the depth of the change, a project schedule may be created to help manage the project.

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Turnkey Product Assembly:

Full-Service Turnkey Assembly in the U.S. and China

Eastek facilities everywhere deliver with Six Sigma quality, revision control, intellectual property security. Our catalog of turnkey manufacturing solutions includes design support, sourcing, prototyping, production, and logistics options. Turnkey assembly is part of the fully customizable Eastek Single Source Solution

Why Choose Turnkey Contract Manufacturing Services?

Companies are focused on reducing costs and remaining agile to address rapidly changing markets. For the majority of product marketing companies in which manufacturing is not a core business practice. Turnkey manufacturing is the wisest choice over both the short and long term. By outsourcing all manufacturing functions to a third-party CM, these companies can focus on their core competencies while taking advantage of the production economies of scale offered by an established contract manufacturer. While some companies may feel vulnerable in relying on a third party to meet delivery commitments to customers, high-quality turnkey manufacturing is more likely to improve product delivery because established and proven processes are used. Companies relying on turnkey manufacturing also tend to innovate and produce new products more quickly, as they are free to focus on market research, product development, sales, and are unhindered by costly manufacturing infrastructures. A CM’s entire focus is on manufacturing, while an OEM will often find that its resources are pulled in many directions when difficulties arise or when delivery crunches occur.

What is the Cost-Benefit to Selecting Turnkey Contract Manufacturing Services?

In addition to offering enhanced process, quality assurance, and delivery capabilities, turnkey manufacturing helps electronics manufacturers reduce production costs by lowering or eliminating many of the supply chain and overhead costs associated with the manufacturing process. Many of these costs are overlooked or not well understood when companies initially decide to use a consigned solution.


Under the typical consignment manufacturing, companies outsource only the assembly portion of the manufacturing process. Thus, organizations must prepare the products for manufacturing in-house, resulting in added in-house kitting costs – including labor, and shipping and receiving costs (the parts must be delivered to the CM).

Contract manufacturers already have the infrastructures in place to prepare products for assembly, so their cost is spread over a number of customers and products. In addition to adding costs, the consignment plan can result in duplicated effort at this stage if the products are not prepared properly for the contract manufacturer’s particular processes to finish the product. In such cases, the manufacturer must adjust the materials or return the components to the company – resulting in wasted time and added costs. Component quality issues and errors cause production delays on the assembly line – it is always best for the CM to receive, test, and prepare the components that it will assemble.


By spreading inventory, financing, and labor costs across multiple projects, a contract manufacturer’s cost-per-product is always less than the same costs dedicated to a single company or product. CMs also offer economies of scale as well as various inventory financing options that assist with cash flow.

While the turnkey model offers significant inventory and labor cost savings, many early-stage companies that have already invested capital in these areas believe that they must retain their existing supply chain assets to recoup their investments. A contract manufacturer can offer lower per-project labor and inventory financing costs than an in-house team since the manufacturer specializes in those areas and the costs are spread across multiple projects.


At Eastek, we have observed that turnkey contract manufacturing is the ideal manufacturing solution for most small-to-mid-size companies. Even many established companies with in-house supply chain departments are switching to a turnkey solution for their new product ideas, or will “test the waters” of turnkey outsourcing with established products that are in maintenance mode. Offering significant labor and inventory cost savings and allowing companies to focus on innovation and their core competencies. Our turnkey solution, coined the Eastek Edge, is a viable choice for companies that have made the decision to outsource the manufacturing of their electronics products to a contract manufacturer.

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Injection Molding Plastics:

Molding the Shapes of Things to Come

Eastek offers a full range of thermoplastic resin solutions with a wide variety of secondary options – all in-house and all customization to your standards. Eastek engineers and 60+ full-time tool and die makers provide continuous support throughout the process. Injection molding is part of the fully customizable Eastek Single Source Solution.

With our history in providing high-quality tools to various American, Europe, and Asian medical, industrial, and automotive industries, our plastic injection tool and foreign management working philosophy are both superior in delivering a quality product and at giving our customers the right cost-advantage.

Our efficient injection mold manufacturing procedures also include rapid prototyping before our highly experienced design teams designs the mold according to your designated specifications. Having a skilled team managing will guarantee efficiency, thereby allowing you to enjoy quick turnaround time and convenient turnkey manufacturing solutions. As down time will incur significant losses, our proficient plastic injection molding operations will relieve you of the possibility of unnecessary additional costs.

Huge advantage to Eastek: Our tooling shop exceeds what you would ever expect of a contract manufacturer of our size.

Eastek fully understands that all our clients require different specifications, have dissimilar working styles, and standard protocols. We thus ensure that our services follow closely to your designated configurations, allowing you to acquire nothing but a satisfying experience with us.


Here at Eastek, we also provide cost-effective yet high-quality, injection molding services. This is because we always insist on building the injection mold ourselves to ensure good-quality molding results. Eastek operations are unfailing and highly customized to our customers’ manufacturing needs.


To help with cost-savings, Eastek also offers our clients tool and mold inserts manufacturing services. For a smooth manufacturing transition, our inserts are always checked in depth by our QA/QC team in between manufacturing and prior to shipment. This is made possible with our highly sophisticated measuring equipment. Our tool inserts manufacture solution assure you of high cost-savings, and first-rate inserts that will fit perfect with your mold base.

Eastek will not only ensure you one of the most cost-effective mold manufacturing processes outsourced but also assure you of top-quality injection molded parts produced.

Other high-precision as requested by our customers are also done to precision and quality-assured by our QA/QC team. At Eastek, a detailed dimensional report can be requested and done because we have in our plant, QA/QC machines, and facilities.

Our skilled die makers produce top quality cutting dies to make precision parts, even on prototype tooling. The ability for fast turnaround keeps your project on time and your costs down. Our in-house tooling and die capabilities allow us the flexibility to continually make improvements without sacrificing your delivery date.

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Quality Assurance / Quality Control:

Quality Process

Through strict documentation and procedures, Eastek maintains a formalized control process that ensures the quality of every product through every step of the process. We apply our formalized quality process to all our services.

In explaining our quality system into three distinct processes applicable to different parts of our operations, we can ensure that redundancies in quality assurance will ensure defect-free products. Each process is fully documented, standardized, and frequently reviewed for effectiveness, conformance, and improvement opportunities.

Incoming Quality Control (IQC)— It is the job of the IQC process to control suppliers, verify incoming materials, and handle quality problems before assembly starts.

Specific tasks of IQC include:

  • Perform approved vendor list check
  • Evaluate supplier quality records
  • Perform sampling and inspection of incoming materials
  • Monitor Quality Control of inspected properties and alert engineering staff of deviations
  • Continuous enhancement of the IQC process

In-Process Quality Control (IPQC)— Our IPQC process controls the assembly and testing process, to both decrease the occurrence of defects, and to document how occurred defects should be handled.

Specific tasks of IPQC include:

  • Perform inspections on assembled and in-process materials according to IPC-A-610 and customer standards
  • Conduct inspections of assembly processes
  • Ensure the conformance of process setup
  • Utilize statistical control techniques and watch for significant deviations

Perform in-process audits to ensure processes are up to standard, and to identify factors needing improvement

Outgoing Quality Assurance(OQA)— Our OQA is the last process before products ship to customers, and hence is important to ensure our shipment is defect-free. Numerous redundancies with IQC and IPQC is performed here to ensure the validity of previous processes.

Specific tasks of OQA include:

  • Perform visual and functional inspection
  • Apply sampling-based or 100% inspection
  • Conduct reliability testing
  • Submit failure analysis reports and alert engineering staff


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Customer Service | Customer Focus Team:

Eastek’s Customer Service or “Customer Focus Team” (CFT)—knows how to effectively become integrated into your overall production strategy. Customers are able to rely on our range of capabilities in engineering, production, logistics, and quality management across our entire global network.

Our CFT will be available in supporting your business which includes a Program Manager (PM), Project Buyer, Project Engineer, and Production Control staff.

The major role of the members of Customer Focus Team (CFT) are as shown below:

  • Project Manager: Your primary gateway into our internal operation and is directly responsible for ensuring your satisfaction. Your PM will thoroughly understand your requirements and priorities. They will lead and organize the entire customer support operations to ensure providing you with a responsive, quality, and on-time delivery services.
  • Project Engineer: Review customer’s engineering designs data and define Manufacturing Processing Instructions (MPI). Resolve any technical issue in a timely manner.
  • Project Buyer: Manage customer material supply requirements and support cost down and alternative parts sourcing as needed.
  • Production Controller: Ensure timely production and on-time delivery.

Together, Eastek’s CFT acts as your very own production department and is always completely flexible towards your every need and available in your specific time zone.

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Medical Devices:

Contract Manufacturing of Medical Devices

The medical device contract manufacturing is high-mix-low-volume in nature. It requires adequate and skillful resources to carefully manage it. We have built a solid infrastructure and proficient team to support the complexity and dynamic nature of Class I and II medical device contract manufacturing services. Quality, Speed, Responsiveness, and Consistency are our specialty. We are a reliable partner you can always count on.

One of the main reasons we are able to deliver such high-quality medical device components is the fact that all production is done in-house. Controlling all stages of production eliminates our dependence on outside vendors and provides you the assurance of the single-source quality and reliability that is crucial to the medical industry. Our customers have peace of mind knowing that cleanliness levels and surface properties are verified.

  • Customized medical machining
  • Proven abilities in precision manufactured products
  • Highest standard of production and quality control for medical device components
  • Trained and experienced staff
  • Manufacturing facility with “clean room ready” capabilities to handle your needs
  • Design-for-Manufacturability engineering support to complement our machining and finishing operations

Leveraging Our Buying Power – Our engineers help customers find alternative parts to solve lead time problems and also help material cost to stay down. Our global procurement team can further help sourcing materials from other suppliers for cost reduction.

Maintaining Medical Device History Records – Eastek maintains medical device history records (DHR) in accordance with the requirements of the FDA regulations. Eastek’s Quality System ensures that DHR’s are maintained in accordance with the Device Master Record (DMR).

Best of Both Worlds (Speed & Cost) – Eastek provides responsive local quick-turn prototyping and low-to-medium production at our US facility in Milwaukee, WI, which helps you achieve faster “Time-to-Market”. When your volume achieves higher volume, we help you move production to a lower cost facility in Dongguan, China, which helps you to be more price competitive and increase your “Market Share”.

Eastek is an ISO 9001 & 13485 certified and FDA registered medical device contract manufacturing company. We have been a contract manufacturer of medical devices for more than 10 years. We are committed to maintaining full compliance in accordance with regulatory requirements.

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Full Life Cycle Management:

For companies, the concept of FLCM takes into consideration the entire vision of effectively managing and connecting all information related to the process and production needed to design, produce, validate, support, and maintain and manufactured products.

Often used as an umbrella concept that includes engineering CAD, FLCM is an enabling framework to help connect, organize, control, manage, track, consolidate and centralize all the mission-critical information that affects a product.  FLCM offers a process to streamline collaboration and communication between product managers, engineering, design, manufacturing, quality, and other key disciplines. FLCM helps track information related to safety and control of components especially for us in the medical device and industrial control industries.

A robust FLCM framework improves the development and management of the Engineering Bill of Materials (EBOM), Manufacturing Bill of Materials (MBOM), requirements management, sourcing, document storage, collaboration, workflow – and other areas all essential to product development and finalization.

As product complexity and connective increase over time, it becomes more important that FLCM covers the breadth of a product’s lifecycle, integrating cross-discipline product development, manufacturing, and field service, enabling collaboration and flexible processes across the extended enterprise, including suppliers, customers, partners, service/maintenance, etc.


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"Made In China"

Manufacturing In China: Unwavering Among The Competition

“Made In China” Is Not Going Anywhere

China has been a powerhouse in the manufacturing industry for decades. “Made in China” has become synonymous with mass production and low-cost effectiveness. Industry Week recently surveyed manufacturers in China and the USA and determined that 54% of China manufacturers have innovation as their top objective compared to 26% of U.S. manufacturers. Plants in China invest heavily in infrastructure and some of the manufacturing plants are more modern than the most developed countries in the world. Going from less than 3% in the early ‘90s to now producing roughly 25% of the global manufacturing output is no small feat. China accounts for half of the total global manufacturing output of “Factory Asia”, a common name in correlation to the continent’s cross-border supply chains in Taiwan, South Korea, Japan, and now a much staggering significance in China. However, it is one thing to get to the top while it is another to stay at the top. This year, the Chinese government has declared China’s projected growth to be around 7%, which would be the lowest it has been in more than 20 years. Nevertheless, China is and will still prove to be the leading hub for manufacturing.

In recent years, China’s price is under pressure. Hourly wages has risen by 12% a year on average. The RMB has risen in value. The Moscow Exchange reported the Chinese Renminbi (RMB) grew 700% in 2014. Rising debt has become an obvious problem. For the past three years, China’s economy has started out sluggish. However, in each of those years, the government intervened, increasing investment and simplifying monetary policies to keep overall growth on an upward trajectory. Manufacturing in China still has its advantages and despite recent difficulties, is not going anywhere anytime soon.

Low-cost manufacturing is still the primary push for manufacturing in China. Even though the cheap labor cost is becoming less cheap with hourly wages increasing, manufacturers are yet focused on providing the lowest cost on the market by using automation to raise productivity, offsetting some of the effects of higher wages. However, the higher wages are affecting China in more than one way. Of course, as wages rise, the overall costs go up, resulting in production leaving the country, seeking cheaper alternatives. Much of this is going to large low-income populations in South-East Asia. So should this be a big concern for overall manufacturing in China? Yes and no. One thing to consider is the fact that these large low-income alternatives to China could be involved in forced labor. In 2014, an NGO reported at least 30% of working force in Malaysia’s electronic manufacturing were, in fact, partakers of forced labor. Companies do in fact want the lowest cost available, but not at the expense of fully jeopardizing their integrity and tainting their company image among consumers of their products. On the contrary, as big manufacturing providers reduce production in China and direct their attention to places such as Myanmar, Thailand, and the Philippines, they still reinforce a regional supply chain with China at the focal point of the operation. China is still the “kingpin” of demand in Factory Asia. Chinese demand is strengthening Asian supply chains even more as it increases its percentage of customer service and higher-margin marketing within Factory Asia.

China is still the nucleus and in many ways the funnel for growth in Asia. It will take much more than just higher wages in China to end its powerhouse in manufacturing. China’s factories are still far cheaper than “rich-world” rivals and “made in China” is still synonymous with low cost-effectiveness. Hosting more of the supply chain, China has increased its manufacturing competitiveness and still attracts more investments than alternatives. In addition, though there are low-cost alternatives based on wages, adding additional costs such as taxes and shipping, could actually cost more. China still wins. They are more effective and still produce better quality products than in many rival developing world countries. The potential risk for high DPPM% is higher and thus cost of rework could definitely out way the initial bargain of seeking alternatives based solely on the lure of lower wages. Labor productivity increased by 11% a year in China compared to 8% in Thailand and 7% in Indonesia from 2007 through 2012. One must not forget that China is 3.705 million square miles long. That in many cases, the easiest way to pursue cheaper labor costs is not by leaving China but rather moving deeper into China. Shenzhen is not the only manufacturing hub. Plants are being seen more in Henan and Sichuan and Dongguan provinces, even in Guiyang which is one of China’s poorest regions. Cheap land and tax breaks are still in play to lure foreign investors. Transportation is excellent and reliable and the labor pool has not decreased.

No one country will replace China’s role in Factory Asia. The 10 countries in the Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN) import and export costs are 24% higher than in China as well as the customs procedures take 66% longer than the OECD average. Overall, with its abundance of both capital and labor, Asia has already established a dominance in leading manufacturing. It will only continue to grow even more and with China will still flourish as a leading manufacturing hub.

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Trends Impacting Medical Device Manufacturers:

The Global Medical Device Market

The Medical Device Market (globally) is a $350 billion dollar market already that is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 4.9% from 2016 through 2020. However, the industry must adapt to the dynamic changes in the medical landscape in order to continue the trajectory of steady growth it has shown.

A push for more personalized treatment, increasing the availability of healthcare, and an aging population is just some of the factors pushing new markets and expanding the new for new technologies and more quantities of such.

Rapid changes in the industry require manufacturers to accelerate the design and production of innovative ideas. Not only that, but speedily getting the bugs out of design, testing, and getting them to market quickly and efficiently.

Companies must use new materials and advanced manufacturing technologies in order to deliver reliable devices that provide the monitoring, diagnostic, and therapeutic capabilities the medical device industry demands of them.

Growth of Medical Device Manufacturing  for Developing Countries

One challenge, in particular, is designing and manufacturing new classes of medical diagnostic and therapeutic devices that enable low-cost but efficient health care to developing countries.

Addressing these countries require simpler devices to keep production costs low but yet have strong enough quality to have an impact.

7 Trends Impacting Medical Device Manufacturing:

1. Growth of emerging markets
2. Aging global population
3. Improved quality inspection
4. Miniaturization of implantable devices
5. Technology fusion
6. Wearable health monitoring devices
7. Slow regulatory approval processes

Manufacturers must be able to respond quickly to new FDA regulations. They must remain on a consistent updating pace to keep up with medical device manufacturing industry, especially as devices continue to increase in complexity and demand. It’s very vital that companies can push for more lean methodologies to keep cost low and be more efficient in productivity to keep quality high by establishing robust manufacturing processes that will lead to higher quality products and little if any DPPM.

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Medical Injection Molding:

Injection Molding in the Medical Device Industry

The molding press has become the control center of the manufacturing cell, linking auxiliary equipment, material handling, and other equipment together in the machine controller. That has been a constant evolution since 1989.

Injection molding is commonly used to manufacture medical parts in large quantities with reliable consistency. Understanding all the variables of injection molding and their impact on successful processing is particularly important for medical device manufacturers, who require tight tolerances and unique performance requirements. Equipment design, material performance, process variables, and part design specifics all contribute to the performance quality of any injection-molded medical part.

  • Medical injection molders consumed just over 664 million lbs (310,000 tons) of resin in 2009 and rose to an estimation of 693.5 million lbs (350,000 tons) in 2010, as per Mastio & Company’s study.
  • Growth rates through 2012 averaged 4.4%, which is quite strong compared to most other businesses currently, but certainly not as robust as what has expected a few years ago.
  • The medical molding business is less susceptible to economic swings than most other industries. Despite the weak economic condition in 2009, molders have seen an uptick in their business.
  • However, medical molders are also feeling pressure from hospitals to lengthen the life of their products. Some hospitals spend as much as $1 million on heat testing, so one can produce parts that can withstand the myriad of sterilization procedures used throughout the world.
  • Medical Injection Molding (MIM) is more than a plastics process. The medical molding process goes well beyond a machine, mold, and material. Important factors of MIM are quality control capabilities and operational controls. Quality system compliance is one of the foremost requirements for medical molding. Many molders are using some version of the ISO quality system.


Medical OEMs are looking for total solutions from their molding partners in areas such as part and tool design, prototyping, and part qualifications/validations, among other things (which Eastek International can most definitely do). Some molders are investing more resources into research and product development, believing that new products will define the future of the medical supply business.

MIM Competition

Competition is becoming stiffer as more international molders enter the market. The FDA regulations and rigorous product approval processes put in place by OEMs make this a difficult market to enter. Reluctance on part of the OEM to switch once a molder has been approved because of the red tape involved also acts as an entry barrier. MIMs tend to be highly automated and equipped with clean rooms and controlled processing environments. Resins utilized are chosen because they meet FDA standards for clarity, durability, purity, and strength. (For some applications, resins must be able to withstand gamma radiation or other sterilization processes without changes in color, dimensions, or physical characteristics.)

Some Factor Affecting MIM Market

Some other factors that have affected the market of medical injection molded products are:

  • Pressure on pricing
  • Mergers in medical device industry (OEM)
  • Increasing length of life by hospitals due to reducing costs of incineration of used products
  • Higher needs for better sterilization resistance
  • Stiffer competition from international market

Some Facts on Medical Device Molding

  • Medical Device Molding is a significant portion of the total medical device market. With a population over 300 million, the USA is the third largest country in the world, behind China and India.

  • By 2018, the forecast is that revenues will reach $1.45 billion, fueled by a compound annual growth rate of 5.2%.

Medical technology applications place high demands on injection molding machines and the production line. Top performance can only be achieved with sophisticated technology and detailed process know-how.

  • Several factors are driving the global plastics medical market including:
    • Improved sterilization techniques,
    • A shift towards disposable device’
    • The development of enhanced plastic materials.
  • The characteristics of today’s materials:
    • Biocompatibility
    • Autoclavability
    • Chemical Resistance
    • Transparency
    • Light Weight
    • Design Flexibility

All of which make plastics an ideal choice for medical applications.


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3D PRINTING VS Injection Molding:

3D Printing VS Injection Molding: Pros & Cons

Plastic injection molding is a tried and true method of production that is in no danger of going away anytime soon. It is a basic, dependable method of producing high-quality plastic parts. Despite recent improvements in the technology of 3-D printing and those likely to emerge in the future, the fact is that more than 80 percent of plastic parts used in products today have to be injection molded.

QUANTITY. So for production runs, injection molding is still the best manufacturing method, especially considering the long production time involved for 3-D printing compared to injection molding.

QUALITY. One of the key limitations of 3-D printing is the inability to make parts with the same physical properties as conventional injection molded parts. Although the number of various materials available for 3-D printing seems to be constantly increasing, it is still limited compared to all the various plastic materials that can be injection molded. While a 3-D printed prototype might be acceptable for evaluating its shape, there is no way to test the material characteristics if your prototype is not the same material as the production part will be.

Although the ability of 3-D printing to hold tighter part tolerances is expected to improve with advanced process designs (like parallel printing) and optimization, today the part quality achieved in 3-D printing is inferior compared to injection molding.

COST. The overall cost of a 3-D printed part compared to an injection molded part is tied to the quantity being produced, assuming the aforementioned quality issues do not preclude 3-D printing as an option out of the gate. In the study at Lowell, the cost of 3-D printing 300 of a certain size part was $20 each. The piece price of injection molding a million such units with a steel mold was just $1.13 each.

Another cost factor to consider is that associated with a design change in the prototyping stage. In 3-D printing, there is no cost of modifying a mold for a prototype iteration. Design changes are simply made to the CAD model.

Within injection molding, design changes with a steel mold are typically easy to make and relatively inexpensive, but with aluminum molding tools, a design change may require the expense of all new tooling.

Additionally, new simulation software is now available to help resolve injection molding challenges in software – rather than through costly, time-consuming prototyping iterations. Testing molds in a virtual simulation environment cut across communication barriers and allow designers, mold makers, and manufacturing professionals to collaborate more efficiently and effectively while eliminating the need for costly prototype and mold cycles.


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It’s Possible To Be A Homeowner With Bad Credit:

Bad credit does not automatically preclude you from obtaining a home loan. Also, bad credit does not automatically require you to pay a significant down payment up front in order to buy a home.[1]

Times are hard right now and may seem to be getting harder. Many people are working long and hard hours to provide for their families. Between the provider(s) of the home working possibly multiple jobs just to make ends meet when life throws an unfortunate curve ball, and the money isn’t available at the time, well that’s where credit cards seem like a reasonable option to turn. As long as it is possible to maintain control and reduce the debt on those credit cards, it would appear those credit cards came in quite handy. However, when debt is accumulated and payments are overdue and so on and so forth because of a layoff, unforeseen injury, illness, etc., that’s how easy it is to find yourself with bad credit.

Credit availability is a must in most cases for most lenders and credit score checks are very strict these days, focusing solely on the numbers with little room for compassion. However, there are options available to those who may have experienced financial struggles and found themselves in even more debt attributing to bad credit, a foreclosure, or a bankruptcy. Mortgage programs created by the federal government are available to help alleviate demoralized homeowners get back on track to owning a home like a true homebuyer should experience. Below is a list of basic guidelines and strategies simplified into four steps that can help increase your efforts in becoming a homeowner even with bad credit:

1.   Gather all your papers and other documentations that show in great detail your income and your financial state of living (but in a positive light). For example, show records of though you may have accumulated a bad credit history, you have documentation (bank statements, W-2s, pay stubs, etc.) proving how you have consistently have made on time payments to decrease your credit card debt for the past three to six months. The objective here is getting on a somewhat personal level with the lender to present yourself beyond what they initial see which is simply a bad credit score number individual. Show documentation that you have a consistent, stable, job that pays enough to possibly convey that you can take on the task of meeting the note in becoming a homeowner. Expressing that regardless of the bad credit history, you are making preparations and have within recently are financially stable enough to have a mortgage.

2.   Really a subsection under number one but the second step is to show documentation of things you have been consistently paying on time outside of just credit cards like a car note, a phone bill, if you happen to be renting currently show present those documents that you have a history of not only making your payments but on time as well.

3.   If possible and necessarily seek out a cosigner. A good candidate for a cosigner is typically a family member but it can also be a good friend. The key thing to stress with this is there must be trust between you and a potential cosigner. A cosigner will help improve your chances of approval for a home loan. Having a cosigner may allow you to negotiate better loan terms, such as a lower interest rate. Though it should also be stressed that a cosigner is just a trustworthy person to help build your credibility in acquiring a home. A cosigner shouldn’t be used to help pay the bill, that is your financial responsibility. Also take into consideration that if you do have a cosigner who agrees to sign and you are able to become a homeowner, that if you don’t pay, the lenders, as well as the IRS, will not only seek after you but also your cosigner as well. So, of course, you wouldn’t want that, which is just another incentive on why if you truly feel you are ready to be a homeowner, do all you can to pay your own bill.

4.   Finally, acquire an FHA loan application. A mortgage that is insured by the federal government and administered by certain lenders, an FHA loan doesn’t follow the stricter guidelines of Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae. It also isn’t used by conventional mortgage lenders and their down payments are smaller than a typical loan as in 3.5% versus 20%. [2] Those with a foreclosure record or who have recently filed for bankruptcy are eligible to apply.

Another program to which is available that is sponsored locally by the City of Gary is the Dollar Home Program. A really quick run through is that the Dollar Home Program awards an eligible individual a home for only one dollar as long as all the obligations and conditions required are met. Click here to get a full overview: Dollar Home Program.


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Buying A Home Can Be As Simple As A Shopping List:

You go to the store knowing how much money you have, and knowing what you need to get. You start off fine, just getting only the essentials. Then time gets away from you and you start to notice other things in the store to which by something you want or something new you wanted to try you end leaving the store with more things you had planned to get. Well, as long as you had the money to cover for it. In a sense buying a home is basically the same thing, just as simple as making a list.

        1. Money in Pocket. You should typically know how much you can afford which is based on first knowing your credit score, your income, and subtracting your expenses from month to month. From there, you should know the range of the home you can seek to obtain based on the quality of your credit score and the money you have to put down towards a down payments and at least including the first three months of monthly payments already saved up just to give yourself a good start as you embark on becoming a homeowner. Now that you know how much you have as you go to the store, do what anybody with money and a need would do, go shopping!!
        2. Shopping Around. Why do most women take forever to shop? To find the best outfit that not only fits their style but for the best price. Think of buying a home no differently. You don’t have to rush to buy a home as a matter a fact it does take some time to find the right home.  It requires negotiation, comparing, checking different interest rates, not to mention comparing and contrasting the neighborhood, the quality of the schools, even the restaurants and fun places around the area. There’s a compromise between wants and needs when it comes to having a home where the focal point being the best overall price. See Here for More Home Shopping Tips
        3. Discounts & Coupons. Sure you can’t use a coupon to buy a home but there are ways to get “discounts” off of a home or at least a better deal on a home. Look for home buying programs, apply for an FFH loan (a loan with lower down payments which is a plus to allow you to buy that 50+ inch television), and typically foreclosure homes are cheaper, smaller downpayment, and overall lower interest rate though most likely would require some money invested in fixing up the place. Nevertheless, these are ways to help deviate the cost for a home or even in the least possibly increase your chances to obtain a home if your credit score may not be as good as you would like it to be. Also keep in mind there’s even “Fixer-Uppers” home purchase and repair programs you can look into. Finally, another program to which is available that is sponsored locally by the City of Gary is the Dollar Home Program. A really quick run through is that the Dollar Home Program awards an eligible individual a home for only one dollar as long as all the obligations and conditions required are met. Click here to get a full overview: Dollar Home Program
        4. Scan. Bag. Swipe. Enjoy.  So now all you have to do now is make an offer, come to terms with the people to which you have to sign contracts and other obligations with those you are buying the home, get a home inspection, get home insurance, and finally as if houses could talk would say as Stevie Wonder put it “Sign. Sealed. Delivered. I’m Yours” as you purchase your home. Sure it’s a little more extensive then getting your item, scanning the barcode, swiping your card to pay, and walking away with the receipt as you would in the grocery store but the ideal process is still the same.