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Minnesota Flexible Corp.

and Wisconsin following acquisitions
of other companies. In addition to allowing the company greater reach into
those states, the locations offer services
including warehousing, fabrication and
hydraulic cylinder repair.

'A Better Environment'
The company moved into its
75,000-square-foot St. Paul facility last
year. In addition to giving the compaLeRoy Plastics, Inc. Established in 1970, LeRoy Plastics, Inc. is a second generation family owned company
that provides custom molded, extruded, and formed plastics parts and components for various industries including
food service, medical, water treatment, HVAC and general
plumbing. Our goal is to aggressively grow our business
by providing a turnkey solution that is both cost effective
and reliable to our customers so that they may gain a
competitive advantage in global markets. Every employee
at LeRoy Plastics is committed to continual improvement
so that we meet our customers' requirements on time,
every time.

ny more space and allowing for better
workflow in its production area, the new
facility offers better lighting and higher
ceilings than its previous headquarters.
"This is a better environment for our
employees," Larsen says.
The new facility enabled MFC to add to
its tube bending capabilities. The company uses CNC tube-bending equipment to
bend both round and square tubing.
MFC's other manufacturing capabilities include hose fabrication, crimping,
assembly, welding and brazing. Each of its
jobs is tracked through an efficiency management system that records the amount
of time each manufacturing process takes
and measures that against the company's
productivity goals, Larsen notes.
All of the company's products undergo extensive tests including pressure/

Midwest

burst testing, helium testing, vacuum
testing and dimensional testing. "We
are being pushed by OEMs to produce
zero-defect products," Kelly says. "We
constantly look at how to improve our
processes to get there."
MFC works with domestic and international suppliers who help it maintain the high quality of its products. All
incoming materials are inspected and
tested as part of the company's incoming quality control program, and MFC
personnel regularly visits international
supplier facilities.
"We keep our list of international suppliers small," Larsen says. "We have a
strong relationship with the ownership
group that controls those companies,
and can go straight to the top to resolve
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