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m +e M A N U FA C T U R I N G & E N G I N E E R I N G // From a small company operating out of the founder’s home, Carley Foundry has grown into a major aluminum and steel castings provider. > C A R L E Y F O U N D RY pany from the basement of his home. That changed in 1963 when Carley purchased Minneapolis’ Cheney Foundry, a small manufacturer that poured aluminum and brass. Carley moved his business to Minneapolis and managed it there, while his wife, Lois, oversaw its office. Four years later, Carley Foundry built a new facility in New Brighton, Minn., and moved its pattern shop and foundry to One-Stop Shop OPERATIONS MANAGER JORDAN CARLEY SAYS THE DIVERSITY OF CARLEY FOUNDRY’S ALUMINUM AND STEEL CASTINGS SETS IT APART. BY A L A N D O R I C H back into the company, keeping current with the technology and not being afraid to spend money when it pays off.” Based in Blaine, Minn., Carley Foundry manufactures metal castings for a variety of industries. Carley’s grandfather, Frank Carley, founded the firm in 1955. The elder Carley had supplied patterns to local foundries in the St. Paul, Minn., area for many years. When he went into business for himself, he operated the com- the location. But, by 1984, the company discovered it was running out of room. -----------------------------------------------[ P R O F I L E ] Carley Foundry 2011 sales: Approximately $40 million Headquarters: Blaine, Minn. Employees: 290 Products: Aluminum and steel castings -------------------------------------------------------------- Carley Foundry Inc. has kept successful for nearly 60 years by constantly reinvesting in itself, Operations Manager Jordan Carley says. "Roughly 10 percent of sales should be reinvested in the company," he says. "We try to be on the leading-edge of any type of technology," he says. “When robotics came onto the scene, we were there. Our success [is due to us] investing 46 MANAGEMENTTODAY-MAGAZINE.COM SPRING 2012 http://www.MANAGEMENTTODAY-MAGAZINE.COM

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Management Today - Spring 2012

Management Today - Spring 2012
Millionaire Mega Toys
Power Words
Marketing Strategy
Wisdom Era
Mid-America Real Estate Group
The HT Group
Supply Chain
Carvajal Empaques
Graham Partners
Carley Foundry
Cotter Bros. Corp.
SMS Siemag
Allied Alloys
Albiasa Corp.
Columbus McKinnon
4 Guys Fire Trucks
Metalcraft of Mayville
MMIC Global
Tom James
US Pole Inc.
Kaivac Cleaning
Playworld Systems
Global Mergers
ADA Environmental Solutions
Kalahari Resorts
Genghis Grill
NewMark Merrill Companies
Rose Pest Solutions
Westgate Resorts
Marquis Alliance Energy Group
Ross Video
Daniels Electronics
Chatters Canada Ltd.
Metro Paper Industries
Special Section: Aviation
Honolulu International Airport
Edwards Jet Center
Greenpoint Technologies
Special Section: Peru Focus
Zip-Pak South America
La Viga S.A.
Special Section: Top Home Builders
Gehan Homes
Ole South Properties
The Warmington Group
Forino Corp.
Special Section: Most Promising Companies
Virtual Instruments
RGB Networks
Salient Federal Solutions
Ad Index
Last Look

Management Today - Spring 2012