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Hitchiner Manufacturing Co. Inc. / Headquarters: Milford, N.H. / Employees: 2,000 worldwide / Specialty: Investment casting processes / John H. Morison III, chairman:: “We work hard to ensure a seamless operation between our clients and us.” Major Investments hitchiner is the global leader in investment casting, and ongoing advances in its operations and technology help it maintain this position. by staci davidson hitchiner uses its countergravity pressure vacuum casting process to create castings requiring sophisticated vacuum-melted alloys. In business for more than 65 years, Hitchiner has become a leading supplier of complete-to-print, highvolume, complex thin-wall investment castings, as well as fully finished casting-based subassemblies and components. Hitchiner leads the industry in high volume production, reduced lead-times and just-in-time manufacturing, and has the world’s highest unit-volume investment casting capacity. These attributes, and Hitchiner’s engineering expertise, make the company an industry leader in the global marketplace. “One of our core strengths is that we actually do manufacture and add value to our products with our processes,” Chairman John H. Morison III explains. “We are always looking for ways to continue to manufacture in the United States and North America, and we are very proud of that. We keep as much of our operations as we can in the United States, but our Mexican operation keeps us close to a growing automotive industry and close to so many of our customers. “We put a lot of focus on how to stay in North America and still grow the business, and we are proud of how we’ve done.” Headquartered in Milford, N.H., Hitchiner has three locations in its home state, as well as two facilities in Mexico, and a European sales office in France. The company primarily serves the automotive, aerospace and defense markets with complex nearnet-shape metal components. Hitchiner is a strong proponent of the investment casting process, it says, because of its numerous benefits: 38 WINTER 2012

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Wauseon Machine
Applied Energy Solutions
Carter Control Systems
Global Technology Systems
Positech Corp.
Tampa Tank Inc./Florida Structural Steel
Carbide Products
Datacard Group
Fullerton Tool Co. Inc.
Honda of South Carolina
Fintube LLC
Sapa Extrusions North America
ACE Controls Inc.
Vendors Exchange International Inc.
EXEL North America
DJO Global
Capewell Components Co.
U.S. Sugar Corp.
Industrial Magnetics Inc.
Lakeside Plastics Ltd.
Norpak Handling Ltd.
Mid-State Machine Products
TenCate Protective Fabrics
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Wisconsin Plastics Inc.
Metrolina Greenhouses
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DAP Products Inc.
Honsa Ergonomic Technologies Inc.
Engineered Material Solutions LLC
Master Spas Inc.
Nypro Inc.
Kelly-Moore Paints
Palomar Technologies
U.S. Chemical & Plastics Inc.
Varflex Corporation
Votaw Precision Technologies
Watry Industries
Wigwam Mills
Banker Steel Co.
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Manufacturing Today - Winter 2012