ETM Manufacturing’s Ongoing Expansion and Growth Profiled on Business Channel

Entrepreneurial Model for “Old-School Manufacturer” Delivers Value for New England OEMs and Drives Success


LITTLETON, Mass. (March 1, 2013) – Rob Olney, president of ETM Manufacturing, one of New England’s top 10 sheet-metal manufacturers recently discussed the company’s business model and the value that near-sourcing delivers to customers in the region on Radio Entrepreneurs, a weekly showcase of entrepreneurs and rising business leaders in Massachusetts.

Since Olney took over the struggling concern in 2006, ETM Manufacturing has been on steady track of growth, expanding capacity and adding new services to meet customer needs for a local provider of quality and cost-effective manufacturing solutions. Highlights include a state-of-the-art 43,000 sq.-foot facility conveniently located that offers

  • 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.
  • Kitting and mechanical assembly as well as an internal Kan-Ban location for ETM’s configure-to-order business.
  • Configure-to-order lines for transportation racks.
  • A design and development center to support the critical stage of new product introduction.
  • In-house plating and powder-coating services
  • Highly customized metal polishing

For New England OEMs who need small- and medium-size production runs of highly customized sheet metal-based products such as enclosures, panels and mechanical assemblies, ETM Manufacturing provides a local partner for cost-effective supply chain solutions that accelerate time-to-market. ETM’s custom programs for sheet metal fabrication, machining and assembly provide a local source for large companies like computing giant EMC2 Corporation and start-ups like solar mounting system leader, Panel Claw and American Innovation Research Corp.,  all designed to deliver cost-effective, high quality products.

To see the video and learn more about ETM Manufacturing’s offerings, please visit here.