Clinkenbeard Recognized as the Best of the Best in the Nation by Quality Magazine
Quality Magazine recently published its annual Quality Leadership 100, a list of top-performing plants across the country for their dedication to quality. Clinkenbeard, a Rockford-based company that specializes in the rapid production of complex metal castings and machined parts, was named #16 on a list of the top 100.
Companies were evaluated on continuous improvement and internal quality programs in place; contribution of quality to profitability and shareholder value; average number of hours monthly that employees receive quality training; scrap and rework as a percentage of sales; warranty costs as a percentage of sales; and registration to various standards such as ISO 9001.
“It’s an honor for our plant to be recognized among the best of the best,” says Karen Spencer, Quality Manager for Clinkenbeard. “The entire team at Clinkenbeard takes great pride in the work we do on a daily basis. It’s gratifying to see an outside source recognize us for our continuous dedication to quality.”
Clinkenbeard is a Model-to-Machine (M2M) Group Company and global leader in the rapid prototyping and production of complex cast and machined parts using a wide variety of metals and plastics. It serves companies large and small in a wide range of industries throughout the world. The company produces rapid delivery of machined castings and machined parts from solid stock, as well as engineering and trade show quality product mock ups. Quantities range from prototype to low volume production.
About M2M Group
The Model 2 Machine Group platform is a Generation Growth Capital-led consortium of companies that leverages the capabilities of Clinkenbeard, Mica Tool & Manufacturing, Tri-Aerospace, and M2M Machining (all M2M companies) to provide OEM customers with an array of services to support their product and parts research and development projects from product design to production.
Industries served by Clinkenbeard and the Model 2 Machine Group platform include aerospace, automotive, auto racing, heavy truck, power generation, US defense and US government, agricultural, industrial and marine.
Clinkenbeard is located in Rockford, Ill., Tri-Aerospace is located in Terre Haute, Ind., Mica Tool & Manufacturing in Mukwonago, Wis., M2M Machining is located in Muskego, Wis., and Generation Growth Capital is located in Milwaukee, Wis.