As rising fuel prices increase the cost of shipping, local manufacturers become attractive to customers looking to save money on shipping fees. Because of their proximity to their clients, local manufacturers can also deliver products much faster than their foreign competitors.
Milgo/Bufkin, a custom metal fabricator located in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, shapes metal into architectural components and fine sculpture. The majority of Milgo/Bufkin’s customers are located in New York City — an important reason the company continues to operate within city limits.
The map below charts some of the company’s most recognizable metal work around Manhattan. You can also see how close the company operates to the final destinations of many of its products.