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The Material Importance of Fit, Form and Function

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 [...]

By | 2018-03-19T22:49:10+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Valves|0 Comments

Value-added Engineering is a Specialty Effort

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 [...]

By | 2018-03-19T22:46:44+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Valves|0 Comments

A Shared Philosophy Ensures Repeat Business

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, [...]

By | 2018-03-19T22:47:18+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Valves|0 Comments

The Specialty Mfg. Co. Specializes In Plastic and Metal Valves Under One Inch

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By | 2017-08-22T13:45:18+00:00 August 22nd, 2017|Infographic|0 Comments


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.

By | 2017-06-22T16:58:40+00:00 June 22nd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Chlorine Dispensers for Safe Water: Scaling for Results

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 [...]

By | 2017-05-10T00:39:56+00:00 May 2nd, 2017|Valves|1 Comment