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MultiSource Manufacturing LLC announces the acquisition of Form Tools, Inc., located in Plymouth, MN. Form Tool's operations will be consolidated into other MultiSource Manufacturing metro Minneapolis, on or before December 31, 2012. Mark Eriksson and Chuck Dahl will continue working with MultiSource, as will all of their skilled machinists and other staff. “Form Tools provides milling and turning expertise to its customers, along with significant Wire EDM production, which is an area where MultiSource has recognized the need for additional capacity. For many reasons, Form Tools is a terrific fit for MultiSource.” said Mike Schuffenhauer, President of MultiSource.
“The growth potential of the Form Tools customer base and strong management culture make it a natural fit for our growth strategy. We look forward to working with the Form Tools management team to help take them to the next level and to provide our newly-combined customer base with additional capabilities.”
For further information on MultiSource and its operating divisions, please visit our website at www.multisourcemfg.com.
In late February, Anoka-Ramsey Community College was awarded a $265,000 Minnesota Job Skills (MJSP) Grant with MultiSource Manufacturing, a precision machining company working with the semiconductor, aerospace and defense industries.
Over the next two years, Anoka-Ramsey will provide training at MultiSource’s four locations in the Twin City metro area (Ramsey, Anoka, Minnetonka and Burnsville). The training will include classes in: CNC Machining, Geometric Dimensioning and Solid Works. Drawing on Anoka-Ramsey’s already extensive programming, various classes teaching Lean manufacturing strategies will also be offered.
Leveraging on the recent alignment between Anoka-Ramsey and Anoka Technical College, and the strengths of each institution, Anoka Tech will provide some of the technical classes.
“We [Anoka-Ramsey] are proud to be able to deliver results-oriented learning programs that equip employees in our community with new skills and knowledge to achieve lasting career success,” says Steve Jones, Director of Training at Anoka-Ramsey and grant coordinator. “Further, the training classes developed through these grants will then available for other businesses and employees in the region.”
Over the past two years, as the result of a previous MJSP grant for $45,000 and a customized training contract as Mulitcourse merged their Blaine and Fridley divisions into one new location in Ramsey, Anoka-Ramsey and MultiSource have developed a strong relationship. During this time, Mike Schuffenhauer, President of MultiSource, was selected as the 2011 Manufacturing Executive of the Year by the Minnesota Precision Machining Association, and MultiSource was nominated for 2011 Manufacturing Company of the Year. This new MJSP grant will allow the successful partnership between the college and the company to continue and to grow.
Mike Schuffenhauer, President of MultiSource Manufacturing LLC, is Elected 2011 Manufacturing Executive of the Year
Please join MultiSource Manufacturing LLC in congratulating President Mike Schuffenhauer on his selection as 2011 Manufacturing Executive of the Year by the Minnesota Precision Machining Association, in conjunction with Minnesota Business magazine. MultiSource Manufacturing also was nominated for Manufacturing Company of the Year.
Schuffenhauer’s career with MultiSource Manufacturing began in 2004 as general manager of the Tru Machine division. After several years serving as general manager, Schuffenhauer became chief operating officer of the company and then was promoted to president in January 2011. Under his leadership, MultiSource Manufacturing has grown its sales volume significantly. The company is now comprised of five locations (including Boulder, CO), and employs over 230 team members. Schuffenhauer has one overriding philosophy when it comes to business: adapt. “Change is inevitable. The goal is to have an idea that is awfully good, not perfect. If you wait for perfection, you spend a lot of time hanging in limbo instead of adapting and moving forward.” Schuffenhauer’s focus on change, meeting customer needs, and employee excellence has helped drive MultiSource Manufacturing to continued success.
To maintain our innovative edge, MultiSource Manufacturing relies on the support of our customers and the efforts of our employees, suppliers and other business partners. We are extremely appreciative when our business partners nominate our company and our people for special recognition within the precision machining industry and beyond. Thank you for your ongoing confidence in MultiSource Manufacturing.
Open House at New Ramsey Facility
On September 15th, we had a ribbon cutting ceremony and "open house" to show case our newest 41,000 square foot facility in Ramsey, MN. Approximately 150 customers, suppliers, and business associates enjoyed a tour of the facility, meeting the employees, and some great BBQ. Thank you to everyone for making this such a special event!
Relocation of Tru Machine and MultiSource Aerospace to New Facility in Ramsey, MN
We are excited to announce that, effective today, we have fully relocated our Tru Machine and MultiSource Aerospace divisions to our new facility in Ramsey, MN. This location will now be known simply as MultiSource Manufacturing LLC, with the Ramsey address. The building is less than fifteen miles from both the previous Tru Machine and MultiSource Aerospace locations.
This relocation, which was originally announced in January 2011, is the result of a lot of hard work for all of us, and we appreciate the support shown throughout the process by all of our business partners. Our building contains over 41,000 square feet of newly-configured and finished office and shop space and is home to over 80 of MultiSources finest people, as well as 60 machine tools. The facility, equipment (we've purchased over $1 million of new equipment just for this relocation) and people have allowed us to significantly increase our current and potential capacity.
Our new address and contact information is:
6690 Sunwood Drive NW
Ramsey, MN 55303
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MultiSource Profile published in Precision Manufacturing Journal of the Minnesota Precision Manufacturing Association.
MultiSource Manufacturing LLC is a customer-focused contract shop that specializes in a broad range of manufacturing capabilities, from engineering to complex machining to plastic fabrication to assembly. To customers, it's a one-stop shop for all outsourcing needs.
MultiSource was founded in 1998 with the vision of acquiring, improving and growing successful machine shops—job shops with some of the best talent and equipment in the industry. Over time, MultiSource has expanded into equipment build and has acquired its own product line of automation equipment for the food industry. MultiSource has grown to seven operating divisions and more than 200 employees.
Each division is independent, yet connected, so it can offer the personal service of a small company and the breadth of production capabilities of a large company. All operating divisions adhere to the same world-class quality system, and use the same MRP system, to allow for ease in moving work from division to division as schedules and/or capability requirements demand.
With multiple facilities and multiple capabilities, MultiSource is able to deliver exactly what customers need, serving as a single-source supplier for all manufacturing requirements, catering to a wide array of industries. For customers, it's like having seven unique and capable suppliers under one umbrella, but as only one entity on their approved supplier list.
MultiSource Manufacturing LLC Completes 11th Acquisition since Inception in 1998
MultiSource Manufacturing LLC announces the acquisition of Peterson Machine & Manufacturing, located in Lakeville, MN. Peterson’s operations will be consolidated into MultiSource Manufacturing’s Douglas division in Burnsville, MN, on or before September 30, 2010. Both Rob and Bob Peterson will continue working with MultiSource, as will all of their skilled machinists. “Peterson Machine provides milling and turning expertise to its customers, with a focus on milling. Our Douglas division’s machine shop provides similar services with more of a focus on turning. The two operations are a natural fit.” said Mike Schuffenhauer, COO of MultiSource.
“The growth potential of Peterson’s customer base and strong management culture make it a natural fit for our growth strategy. We look forward to working with the Peterson management team to help take them to the next level and to provide our newly-combined customer base with additional capabilities.”
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