60 Years and Still Moving Forward

Through the years, we have written extensively about this long-time PMPA member because this company continues to find new and better ways to make parts.

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This view of Vanamatic’s shop floor shows its aerospace manufacturing cell.

 

After 60 years in business, many shops have a “been there, done that” attitude. This is not the case for Vanamatic Company that has morphed from a multi-spindle screw machine shop into a flexible, precision machined parts manufacturer that handles the variety of long, short and complex runs that comprise today’s metalworking market.

The company serves the automotive, fluid power, refrigeration and general fittings industries along with its own line of low pressure push-on barb fittings. Using lean, self-directed manufacturing cells across CNC multi-spindle, CNC single-spindle and multi-spindle screw machines, the shop continues to innovate its approach to the art and science of metalworking manufacturing.

Through the years, we have written extensively about this long-time PMPA member because it continues to find new and better ways to make parts. An example is Vanamatic’s early use of PI (Predictive Index) to select and assign employees to tasks and teams that best suit the people. Read "How the PI Helps Vanamatic Develop and Retain the Best Employees."

Setup reduction has also been a passion for this shop as high-mix and low-volume jobs have redefined the traditional screw machine shop. It’s a second-generation family business that tries to stay ahead of the curve by pushing the innovation envelope. Click here to visit Vanamatic's new website. To read some of the stories we have published about this shop, click here. 

 

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The owners of Vanamatic, left to right: Patricia Morris, James Wiltsie Jr., Jeff Wiltsie and Perry Wiltsie.