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Trans-Matic Manufacturing Inc. / www.transmatic.com / HQ: Holland, Mich. / Employees: 603 / Specialty: Precision deep drawn components and assemblies / P.J. Thompson, president: "I am most proud of the dedicated craftsmanship we have assembled."

culture has helped it attract a dedicated customer base.
"We really enjoy visiting our customers and seeing how excited they
are to work with Trans-Matic because
of our technical expertise and global
footprint," he says. "When we face
a challenge, our team pulls together
and responds to it."

A Global Leader

with the dedicated
craftsmanship of its toolmakers
and workforce, trans-matic
serves a loyal customer base.

Stamp Masters

trans-matic's focus on quality manufacturing
is leading to a major milestone. by jim harris
Trans-Matic Manufacturing Inc.'s
family oriented culture and ability to
produce highly precise deep drawn
components greatly contribute to its
operational longevity.
The Holland, Mich.-headquartered
company will celebrate its 50th anniversary next year. "This is a milestone achievement for a company of
our size," Vice President of Sales and
Marketing Adam Briggs says. "We're
proud of what we've accomplished as
a small, family owned company with
a global presence across our multiple
markets. We're excited to celebrate
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our success, however we look forward
to future growth and opportunities
with our customers."
President P.J. Thompson credits
the upcoming milestone in part to
the company's technical abilities.
"I am most proud of the dedicated
craftsmanship we have assembled at
Trans-Matic," he says. "While this
certainly includes our toolmakers, we
have a workforce that is by and large
dedicated to being craftsmen toward
the work they do here regardless of
their role or position."
Briggs says the company's internal

Founded in 1968, the company was the
first deep draw metal stamping company in western Michigan. During
its five decades in business, founder
Pat Thompson and his family grew
the company from two production
machines to having four locations
in three countries. "We are a global
leader in the supply of precision deep
drawn components and value-added solutions such as non-destructive
testing and manual or fully automated
assembly," Briggs adds.
Trans-Matic serves a wide variety
of markets including the automotive
industry, for which it stamps components used in sub-assemblies and
systems manufactured by Tier 1 suppliers. These include fuel delivery systems, transmission components and
brake systems.
The automotive industry makes
up roughly 50 percent of Trans-Matic's customer base. The other half
includes the residential and commercial lock hardware market, lawn and
garden product manufacturers, the
HVAC industry and more. "We attract
a broad range of customers in markets
that we have decades of experience
serving," Thompson says. "Added to
this is a select few new markets and
customers that can benefit from our
unique capabilities."
Trans-Matic will spotlight its wide
spectrum of components supplied to
the residential and commercial heat-


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