Because the lead time of a product affects how quickly a customer can solve their issue, manufacturers strive to limit this window of time as much as possible. One way to do this is by bringing all engineering, prototyping, manufacturing and testing capabilities in house. Having every stage of design and manufacturing under one roof [...]
Today’s smaller and lighter automotive engines achieve greater speed than their predecessors while consuming less fuel. The simultaneous reduction of emissions and increased miles per gallon (MPG) figures testify to how truly efficient these engines have become. The downside of the more stringent performance requirements, however, results in a greater susceptibility for a buildup of [...]
Value-added engineering simply means just that. It enhances and customizes a standard solution so that it works better; offers cost, reliability and performance benefits; or uniquely solves a long-standing challenge. Providing value-added engineering is more than lip service and empty claims. It requires that an engineering team be in place, tasked with improving project quality [...]
When Holiday House Distributing, the largest distributor of OCS, water and vending parts in North America, needed a modification to a ball valve design, there was no question that it would ask The Specialty Manufacturing Co. (SMC) to create it. Although Holiday House could have chosen to continue to perform manual assembly of the fitting, [...]
Today, New Ulm Precision Tool (NUPT) opened its doors to busloads of local high school students and the community. Guests received a tour of manufacturing and engineering operations as one of the 14 stops on the annual tour of local manufacturing companies. “The goal of our tour is to expose the community to the work [...]
See how The Specialty Mfg. Co’s. value added design and manufacturing capabilities were applied to improve the function of hand held tools for dentists, read more.
The Specialty Mfg. Co. partners with other local manufacturers to teach students about manufacturing and develop future potential employees. Read the full story here.
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THE SPECIALTY MANUFACTURING COMPANY NAMED TO LIST OF MINNESOTA’S TOP 150 WORKPLACES AND #1 IN OVERALL BENEFITS.
The StarTribune has named The Specialty Manufacturing Company to the publisher's list of the 150 Best Workplaces in Minnesota. This award is the result of the Minneapolis, MN based newspaper and online news outlet's annual review of employers across the state. Click here to read the full story.
A chlorine dispenser situated at the point of water collection is being piloted in Kenya and has been well received by communities, with a 69% take-up rate. Identifying how to scale up this approach could drastically alter the rural water landscape and allow more children to be saved from the scourge of diarrhea. Read [...]