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Patriot Forge Co. / Sales: $100 million+ / HQ: Brantford, Ontario / Employees: 200 / Specialty: Custom open-die and rolled-ring forging / Jeff Daw, senior VP: “The product supplied will meet or exceed our customer’s requirements.” patriot forge maintains all of its plants at iso 9001, and meets the standards of every industry it serves. Forging Ahead patriot forge uses its custom manufacturing abilities to grow in a number of ways. by luke gillespie A company can build the best, most state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in the world, but if it cannot connect to clients, then it has no hopes of surviving in the marketplace. This is why Patriot Forge Co. makes client relations its No. 1 priority. Senior Vice President of Business Development Jeff Daw says the company has the skill necessary to differentiate itself from the competition. “It is the ability to form alliances with key customers in targeted markets so that we develop the equipment and 34 SPRING 2011 the auxiliary equipment designed to produce key products,” he explains. Patriot Forge specializes in custom open-die and rolled-ring forging for customers in the power generation, gas compression, oil and gas, industrial equipment manufacturing, aerospace, and military markets. The company explains its products are the backbone of its customers’ end-use products, and it manufactures components such as step shafts, hubs and disks, seamless rolled rings, pot die products, gear blanks, and industrial steam turbine rotor forgings, as well. Everything manufactured at Patriot Forge is customized, and it has the ability to produce forgings from five to 50,000 pounds. Daw points out that the company must understand its clients inventory requirements and keep in sync with its customers’ own productivity. The company operates four plants – its headquarters in Brantford, Ontario; Paris, Ontario; Canton, Ohio; and Youngstown, Ohio. “We maintain at all of our plants an ISO 9001 quality system,” Daw explains. “We also maintain AS9100 – the aerospace version of ISO 9001 – and being a supplier of nuclear power items, we a quality system meeting

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Manufacturing Today - Spring 2011
Business Value
Supply Chain
Patriot Forge Co.
Reading Bakery Systems
The South African Mint Co.
GCX Corp.
Jay Industries Inc.
Johnson Electric Coil Co.
Certified Transmission
Olhausen Billiards
Pace Industrues
RTI Claro
The Testor Corp.
Restonic Matresses
Advanced Automation
Anadigics Inc.
Hermes Cones & Snack Manufacturers
JR Automation Technologies LLC
Prodomax Automation Inc.
Stafford Manufacturing Corp.
New England Ropes
Berger Paints Trinidad Ltd.
Air Tractor
Artisans Inc.
Bermingham Foundation Solutions
Bowers Manufacturing Co.
Ferti Technologies
Industrial Acoustics
Morton Industries
Presstek Inc.
Ranco Fertiservice Inc.
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Manufacturing Today - Spring 2011