When Garry Hurvitz began selling his silk-screened T-shirts at a local city fair 30 years ago, he may not have guessed that he had taken the first step in forming a worldwide garment manufacturing organization whose apparel has popped up everywhere from athletic stadiums to the shoulders of former President George W. Bush.
Catering to the some of the world’s largest healthcare OEMs is no small feat, and it’s made increasingly challenging as these clients require suppliers to provide vertically integrated solutions. Symmetry Medical understands this, and has focused on providing total solutions to its OEM and direct medical clients, Director of Marketing Rob Sullivan says.
Longevity is a great measure of success because it demonstrates a company’s ability to adapt and thrive through changing times. This is especially evident in today’s economic climate, as some corporations with decades of history are locking their doors and shutting off the lights on their operations.
Although some may not recognize the Group Dekko name, it is quite likely consumers have come in contact with the company’s products or components – via the large OEMs who rely on Group Dekko as more than just a supplier. The Kendallville, Ind.-based firm has built a reputation with market-leading OEMs for inspired designs and innovative product solutions, which improve quality, reduce costs and improve speed to market.
Nogales, Ariz.-based Collectron has helped more than 200 U.S.-owned manufacturing companies save labor costs by taking part in its Shelter Plan program, a system the 40-year-old company created to allow foreign manufacturers to test production in Mexico before committing to forming a Mexican subsidiary.
At the industry’s apex, there were about 10,000 plastic molding companies in the United States, according to First American Plastic Molding Enterprise President Bill Bartlett. However, by the end of 2009, that number was down to 6,000.
As anyone who has spent an afternoon hitting the links will concede, the most enjoyable way to golf is with a cart. As your foursome waits to tee-off with the sun beating down, complaining about the golfers in front of you who can’t seem to find the green, it helps to be seated on a covered, cushioned seat. Most likely, that seat is inside a Club Car golf car, the most widely used vehicle by golf courses.