ETM Manufacturing’s Expanded Operations in Full Production

 

New England OEMs Benefit from New Capacity for Sheet Metal Manufacturing & Supply Chain Expertise from Local Partner

 

Littleton, Mass. (Dec. 16, 2011) – New England manufacturers (OEMS) seeking local partners for sheet metal fabrication and supply chain solutions can look no further. Less than eight weeks after the first wall came down in a facility that had lain idle since 2009, ETM Manufacturing today announced that its 43,000-square foot environmentally friendly facility is open and in full production. For New England OEMS the news is welcome, as commodity price fluctuations, global economic instability and demand uncertainty make partnering locally an imperative strategy for building more flexible, responsive supply chains.

ETM Manufacturing’s $500,000 facility renovation focused on bringing the widest range of sheet metal fabrication, machining and assembly services and custom supply chain solutions to New England. The state-of-the-art facility catapults ETM Manufacturing into the Top 10 providers, quadrupling the capacity it offers customers in industrial, medical, telecommunications, and energy product manufacturing.

“To some, our expansion may seem like a very large leap of faith, given the state of manufacturing and business in general, but it’s much more than optimism,” said Rob Olney, president of ETM Manufacturing. “Our customers have shown us time and time again that what we provide is what they need – this move is based on that trust and the opportunity it provides.”

The operation provides:

  • 14,400 sq. ft. for sheet metal fabrication in four manufacturing cells. Each cell will include a turret punch or laser, two press brakes and supporting fabrication equipment able to produce, on average, one part every 30 seconds.
  • 3,200 sq. for CNC machining centers currently, with expansion capability of quadrupling capacity.
  • 3,200 sq. ft. for kitting and mechanical assembly as well as an internal Kan-Ban location for ETM’s configure-to-order business.
  • 14,400 sq. ft. for a line of configure-to-order bakery transportation racks.
  • 1,200 sq. ft. for design and development support in the critical stage of new product introduction.
  • An additional 3,200 sq. ft. for additional in-house plating and powder-coating services.

An official opening of the operation will take place on Thurs., Jan 12, 2012 with presentations by existing customers, demonstration stations and a full tour of the facility. Arrangements for personalized tours prior to the event can be made by contacting Mike Moore at (978) 658-2485.

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About ETM Manufacturing

For more than 40 years, ETM Manufacturing has been providing custom, precision sheet metal and machined components to some of the best New England-based original equipment manufacturers in computing, energy, telecommunications, medical/lab, printing and other industrial equipment. ETM offers creative solutions to our customer’s complex supply chain issues to help them save money and reduce their time to market. For more information, please visit www.etmmfg.com or call (978) 658-2485.