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AHR Show SPECIAL SECTION

ing and cooling market during the AHR Expo in January
in Chicago. This will be the second time the company has
participated in the trade show.

Pressing Expertise
Trans-Matic serves customers from its headquarters
location in Holland, Mich., as well as from manufacturing sites in Mesa, Ariz.; Monterrey, Mexico; and Suzhou,
China. The company acquired the location in Mexico last
year. All four facilities are ISO 14001 certified. Three of
the facilities are TS16969 certified with all manufacturing facilities working toward IATF certifications by the
end of 2018.
The company uses a variety of state-of-the-art highspeed transfer presses that range from five to 600 tons in
capacity to press parts stainless steel, low carbon steel,
aluminum, copper, brass and other metals. Trans-Matic
can manufacture complex deep drawn stamped metal
parts up to 4.5 millimeters thick and 8 inches deep.

PMA, and has had several of its executives hold leadership roles within the organization. It also regularly participates in PMA-sponsored networking and other educational events.
The company's community activities include participating in several local charitable organizations and
events in both a donor and volunteer capacity.
Trans-Matic also partners with local schools to offer
internships and other programs. The company participates in Grand Rapids Community College's Advanced
Manufacturing Program and has partnered with the engineering co-op program of Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Mich.
The company is also active within local middle and
high schools. In early October, Trans-Matic invited 176
students from the Ottawa Area Intermediate School District to tour its Holland, Mich., facility as part of National
Manufacturing Week. "We have also cultivated working
relationships with vocational education instructors in
high schools across west Michigan," Thompson adds. mt

"we attract a broad range of customers in markets that we have
decades of experience serving.
added to this is a select few new
markets and customers that can
benefit from our unique capabilities." - P.J. Thompson
Trans-Matic has a number of processes in place that
help assure the quality of its products. These include
quality systems based on its TS 16949 certification. The
company also has a continuous improvement program,
the Trans-Matic Global Business System, which is based
on a number of lean manufacturing principles, Thompson notes.
The company's ability to meet its customers' needs
was noted recently by the Precision Metalforming Association (PMA), which awarded Trans-Matic its 2015
Ulbrich Award for Excellence in Product Development.
The award recognized the company's work with a customer to stamp small tube-shaped parts from an alloy
that is typically not deep drawn, Trans-Matic notes.

Cultivating the Community
Trans-Matic maintains a high profile in its community
and industry. The company is an active member of the
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