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Precision Gasket Co.
www.pgc-solutions.com / Headquarters: Minneapolis / Employees: 50-plus / Amber Fennell,
sales and marketing manager: "We are a partner in precision with our customers."

Midwest

ical patch used to deliver medicine
to a person subcutaneously. "This is
a product that many in the medical
industry had tried but had not succeeded in producing," she adds. "This
patch improves the patient's quality
of life by providing a low dose of medicine when they need it." PGC provided support for two years with material
proposals and configuration options
that were capable of being manufactured at its facility.

Material Masters

precision gasket added a
digital knife to assist with
its die cutting capabilities.

People Power

precision gasket teams with clients to ensure
they get the products they want. by jim harris
Precision Gasket Co. (PGC) believes in partnering with customers
early in the product development
phase. "We have a unique process that
involves getting up front with our
customers and having conversations
with them as they work through their
development and solving problems
right away," Vice President John Bower says. "Our customers rely on us to
go into production as quickly as possible, and give us feedback on complex
problems they are having related to
material selection, which we are subject matter experts on."
PGC's team includes application
engineers, manufacturing engineering and a global supply engineering
manager, all of whom offer expertise
on materials and other customer requirements. "We become a part of
our customers' team and not just a
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supplier," Business Process Manager Sean Mussetter says. "We support
their speed to market by offering the
knowledge we have about materials
and field applications."
Founded in 1950, the company
manufactures custom parts for sound
and vibration control, adhesive fastening, gasketing, and electromagnetic interference/thermal control
for a variety of applications ranging
from medical devices to military vehicles to lawn mowers. PGC serves
the aerospace and defense, fluid handling, medical, electronics and commercial markets. "We are a partner in
precision with our customers," Sales
and Marketing Manager Amber Fennell says. "We help them find a solution to their problems."
One example of the company's
work is a multilayer adhesive med-

PGC works with more than 2,000 different raw materials, including a number of special materials that aren't
widely known by others in the industry. One of them is a closed cell urethane, known as the GC Series, which
was developed for vibration dampening on railroads and buildings. However, PGC found a way to introduce it to
the sealing and gasketing market.
An application for the GC Series

steve hanson (top) and susan
cary hanson are the co-ceos
of precision gasket co.


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