Serving many industries – Including medical, communications, dental, automotive and mechanical – a leading family company creates the precise parts its customers need, delivering complete satisfaction.
The Specialty Mfg. Co. has a rich heritage in St. Paul that spans more than a century and four generations.
The company is a family business that has been built on creative energy and a long tradition of helping people with their products. Founder William Boss was a strong believer in the saying “Necessity is the mother of invention.” He was an agricultural engineer by training, and he received numerous patents for his inventions, which included a lawn mower – grass collector (1902), a clothesline reel (1912), and a garden hose reel (1918). Boss founded The Specialty Mfg. Co. in 1900 to produce, market and sell many of his own inventions. His firm emerged as a leading custom manufacturing company in the Twin Cities.
The Specialty Mfg. Co. has produced all kinds of custom-designed products, from the Acme Egg Weighing Scale to garden hose reels. Over the years, the company has continued to diversify its product lines and forge strong relationships with clients in various industries, including Pentair and other well-known names such as Medtronic, Ecolab and Thermo King.
The Company’s capabilities make possible the wide spectrum of services it offers, such as machining, stamping, injection molding and assembly. Ultimately, the company name was aptly created by Boss. The Specialty Mfg. Co. is prepared to manufacture a wide array of special products to meet the needs of its customers. “We are not selling a commodity, we are selling a service,” says Daniel McKeown, president. “We custom-design products and manufacture them for our clients.”