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Midwest

Indiana Tube Corp.

to supply tubing with short lead times, higher quality
and reduced costs."
ITC manufactures tubing suitable for fabrication in
the lawn and garden and structural industries. Applications include equipment handles, shock absorber bar
pins, sporting equipment, RV bedframes, automotive
seating, coils for hot water pressure washers, propane
tanks, sun visor rods and garage door spring assembly.

Quality Assurance
"Since 1995, Indiana Tube has maintained a controlled,
documented quality management system which meets
ISO 9001 certification requirements," the company
Specialty Tooling is interested in meeting all of your company's tooling and automation
needs. We are a customer-oriented company, with a focus on meeting your specific goals. In
this age of lean manufacturing, we can help you determine the most profitable solution to all
of your manufacturing needs. Whether you require custom automation, equipment rebuilds,
fabrication, tool and die work or machining services, we can be your one source solution.
When looking for a supplier of crib items and maintenance parts or looking to have custom
automation designed and built; we are your one-source solution. Let our team show you how
to be profitable with our innovative solutions.

says. "This continued focus on management commitment, customer satisfaction and continuous improvement ensures compliance to internal manufacturing
guidelines, industry specifications and customer-specific requirements."
To ensure its tube meets customer requirements,
ITC provides measured assurance through a multi-level
approach of process monitoring following established
process control plans. Its qualified technicians continually monitor process parameters to assure consistent
machine operation.
During the manufacturing process, trained inspectors
sample and test on-line in order and provide immediate
feedback if a key attribute moves outside of statistical
process control limits. Variable data is entered into a
quality assurance controlled statistical process control
system for real-time analysis.
Mechanical and other properties are tested in the quality assurance lab prior to releasing the product. Material
test reports are issued with every shipment.
"By utilizing our on-site testing equipment, tensile,
yield, elongation, Rockwell and/or Vickers hardness,
and microstructure analysis can be provided along with
tube-dimensional characteristics," the company explains. "All testing is performed using carefully calibrated and controlled instruments in accordance with written procedures."

Building Partnerships
ITC strives to become partners with its customers and
suppliers to support total elimination of waste throughout the supply chain. The company prides itself on maintaining long-term relationships with its partners.
The company continues to invest in new equipment
and works closely with its partners, including Specialty Tooling Inc., based in Evansville, Ind., to meet its
tooling and automation needs. Specialty Tooling is a
customer-oriented company and specializes in determining the most profitable solution for its clients' manufacturing needs.
ITC takes pride in working with its customers worldwide, taking products from a raw idea to full implementation. "We provide extensive customer-specific solutions
for critical applications," the company says. "You can rely
on our team of engineers to refine your ideas, explore options, create new solutions, analyze values and deliver on
commitments. ITC does not only supply tubing options;
we strive to be your business partner." mt
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