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Patriot Forge Co. / Sales: $100 million+ / HQ: Brantford, Ontario / Employees: 200 / Specialty: Custom open-die and rolled-ring forging / Jeff Daw, senior VP: “The product supplied will meet or exceed our customer’s requirements.” patriot forge maintains all of its plants at iso 9001, and meets the standards of every industry it services. Forging Ahead Patriot Forge uses its custom manufacturing to grow in a number of ways. By Luke Gillespie A company can build the best, most state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in the world, but if it cannot connect to clients, then it has no hopes of surviving in the marketplace. This is why Patriot Forge Co. makes client relations its No. 1 priority. Senior Vice President of Business Development Jeff Daw says the company has the skill necessary to differentiate itself from the competition. “It is the ability to form alliances with key customers in targeted markets so that we develop the equipment and 82 WINTER 2011 the auxiliary equipment designed to produce key products,” he explains. Patriot Forge specializes in custom open-die and rolled-ring forging for customers in the power generation, gas compression, oil and gas, industrial equipment manufacturing, aerospace, and military markets. The company explains its products are the backbone of its customers’ end-use products, and it manufactures components such as step shafts, hubs and disks, seamless rolled rings, pot die products, gear blanks, and industrial steam turbine rotor forgings, as well. Everything manufactured at Patriot Forge is customized, and it has the ability to produce forgings from five to 50,000 pounds. Daw points out that the company must understand its clients inventory requirements and keep in sync with its customers’ own productivity. The company operates four plants – its headquarters in Brantford, Ontario; Paris, Ontario; Canton, Ohio; and Youngstown, Ohio. “We maintain at all of our plants an ISO 9001 quality system,” Daw notes. “We also maintain AS9100 – the aerospace version of ISO 9001 – and being a supplier of nuclear power items, we a quality system meeting the require-

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Manufacturing Today - Winter 2011
Global Strategies
Business Value
Freudenberg Household Products
O.K. Foods Inc.
DJO Inc.
CMC Biologics
Packaging Progressions Inc.
Denison Industries
Burr Oak Tool Inc.
Cambridge International
Certified Transmission
Elopak Inc.
Patriot Forge Co.
Aseptic Solutions USA
Comex Group/Frazee Paint
Fabrica Fine Carpet and Rugs
Munroe Inc.
Peerless Mfg. Co.
Canplas Industries
Mettler-Toledo Hi-Speed
R.F. Hunter Co.
Ace Electronics
Advanced Fiber Technologies
Behringer Saws Inc.
Berger Paints – Trinidad Ltd.
DBS Manufacturing Inc.
DDH Enterprise
Deltak LLC
EVS Metal
Fisher Tank Co.
Hanford Pharmaceuticals
Hess Industries Inc.
Holjeron Inc.
Mid-Continent Engineering
New England Ropes
Ranor Inc.
SET Enterprises Inc.
Swaim Inc.
Total Electronics LLC
Weinbrenner Shoe Co.
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Manufacturing Today - Winter 2011