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Morton Industries

outside suppliers. "I think what differentiates us is that because we've grown
up with these top-quality OEMs, we've
had to develop most of our processes
internally and become vertically integrated, so there's not a lot of purchased
content for us," Ober says.
The fact that Morton Industries has
developed its vertically integrated processes and services on its own means
that the company is uniquely positioned
to deliver tubular fabrication solutions
to customers quickly and efficiently.
That can mean the difference between
winning a contract or having the OEM
decide to manufacture those components itself, and for certain types of customers and components it can be a true
benefit to have a partner like Morton Industries handle that portion of the work.

Ober says the company has sought
to be on the leading-edge of the industry from a technology standpoint over
the years. He says Morton Industries
was among the first in the industry to
integrate tube lasers welders, 3-D lasers and inspection cameras into its
processes to streamline production
and drive greater efficiencies. "When
we have that type of equipment, we
become very good at servicing the
low-volume, high-complexity markets," Ober says. "We also have several
different ways of accomplishing the
same thing. This allows the flexibility needed to meet customer expectations in regards to cost, capacity and
design constraints. Many times, customers will not have to wait their turn
for a specific work center. We have the

Midwest

flexibility to process the same part in
several different areas allowing for
very short lead times, sometimes as
quick as just a day or two which can
be a huge benefit for an OEM facing a
line-down situation."
Another highly beneficial aspect of
the company's vertical integration is
that Morton Industries boasts a huge
Sharp Edge Tool Ltd. Congratulations to Morton

Industries on their 75th Anniversary. We are so proud to
be a part of the celebration. Our appreciation of our longterm customers deserves attention: it is through such customers that today, Sharp Edge Tool Ltd. is truly an industry
leader. Our location to the US markets and principal Canadian production manufacturers enables fast-turnaround,
JIT delivery either with Professional Carriers or our own
trucking facilities. Our strong commitment to continuous
improvement and re-investment in highly sophisticated
tooling show our determination to be among the very best
production machine organizations on the market today.
We look forward to continuing our bright and successful
partnership with Morton Industries. Thanks again for
allowing us to be part of your celebration!

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