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Cascade TEK

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cascade tek keeps its operations state-of-theart to meet clients' needs. by alan dorich

cascade tek serves a broad base
of markets that range from
medical devices to aerospace
to satellite manufacturers.

When Cascade TEK builds laboratory and vacuum ovens, it makes sure
that it only uses the best components.
This ensures the Cornelius, Ore.based company helps its clients avoid
the crushing costs of maintenance
and downtime.
Cascade TEK's founder, Doug
Barrett, instilled the company with
these values when it started operations in 1992. "He wanted to have
quality components and never have
a customer support team answer why

something didn't work," Sales Manager of Custom Solutions Jeremy McDonald explains.
This focus makes the brand particularly appealing to industrial clients.
"They don't want to have to deal with
downtime," he states, adding that Cascade TEK rarely has to provide customer support or honor a warranty.
Sheldon Manufacturing Inc. purchased the company in 2016, two
years after the death of Barrett. The
company, which previously provided

manufacturing services to Cascade
TEK, managed to make the transition
without any issues.
"The customers didn't really know
that had happened as far as the deliveries and impact on quality," McDonald recalls. "We had a seamless transition between the two."
Today, Cascade TEK operates as
the custom arm of Sheldon Manufacturing, which also performs private
label and white label work for clients.
"We'll take anything that the custom-

Cascade TEK / www.cascadetek.com / Headquarters: Cornelius, Ore. / Employees: 12o / Specialty: Laboratory and vacuum ovens / Jeremy
McDonald, sales manager of custom solutions: "We'll take anything that the customers request and customize it to [their] needs."

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