Creators
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We challenge convention to manufacture precision parts.

See how we're different

Our Process


Our innovative, hands-on approach allows us to create parts for industries including automotive, aerospace, power sports, agriculture, energy and the military.


Collaborate


Create


Build


Refine


Collaborate

First, we review your requirements and meet with you to discuss what you need. We hear your ideas and share some of our own. Then, we start to develop a strategy to manufacture your parts on-time and on-budget.

Create

We empower our engineering team to utilize their creativity and experience to design the best process to manufacture your part, often finding the most competitive solution.

Build

We tool, automate and integrate most of our equipment. This allows our team to be most familiar with the equipment so that we can be quicker and cheaper than the competition.

Refine

We are constantly adjusting and testing our processes in an effort to drive down costs.

Our Process


Our innovative, hands-on approach allows us to create parts for industries including automotive, aerospace, power sports, agriculture, energy and the military.

Collaborate

Create

Build

Refine

Collaborate

First, we review your requirements and meet with you to discuss what you need. We hear your ideas and share some of our own. Then, we start to develop a strategy to manufacture your parts on-time and on-budget.

Create

We empower our engineering team to utilize their creativity and experience to design the best process to manufacture your part, often finding the most competitive solution.

Build

We tool, automate and integrate most of our equipment. This allows our team to be most familiar with the equipment so that we can be quicker and cheaper than the competition.

Refine

We are constantly adjusting and testing our processes in an effort to drive down costs.

“Nearly all of our customers are repeat customers. Because they know that with Kay, they’re getting a level of commitment that they can’t find anywhere else.”


Brian Pelke

President, Kay Manufacturing Co.

“Nearly all of our customers are repeat customers. Because they know that with Kay, they’re getting a level of commitment that they can’t find anywhere else.”


Brian Pelke

President, Kay Manufacturing Co.

“Nearly all of our customers are repeat customers. Because they know that with Kay, they’re getting a level of commitment that they can’t find anywhere else.”


Brian Pelke

President, Kay Manufacturing Co.

Our Case Studies



Skills Development


Cost Savings


Customer Service


Flexibility


Skills Development:

Training with Nascar

We are always looking for a fun and impactful way to hone our skills. So, we jumped at the opportunity to have access to a NASCAR stock car and track time at Gingerman Raceway in South Haven, MI. It was there that we brought a team from each facility to participate in a friendly pit stop competition.

The pit stop competition was used as a platform for improving our techniques and tools for conducting our changeovers within our manufacturing processes. Upon returning to work, our teams used their refined skills to reduce our changeover times to less than ten minutes in many cases.

Cost Savings:

The Kaizen Workshop

On many occasions, we have worked face to face with our customers in a Kaizen workshop, where we collaborate to reduce cost and pricing. Together, we look at how the product is designed, searching for aspects that can be relaxed to allow the product to be more easily made without impacting the function of the part in its application. Concurrently, we study our process, looking for any waste that can be eliminated.

Over the course of five days, we measure, brainstorm, plan, implement, and measure the improvement. Jointly, we share in the savings. This creates a strong relationship as we work together to remain the most competitive in the marketplace.

Customer Service:

Collaborating with International Clients

At times, we have been asked, or have volunteered to travel to our customer’s facility to study their process in an effort to find cost reductions, or a lingering quality issue, or to give input on the manufacturability of a design. Without hesitation, we have sent teams to facilities throughout the U.S. and Mexico.

In every case, the exercise has resulted in a positive outcome. Our teams have been able to bring a new perspective, allowing us to identify an area of improvement. It is in our DNA to serve our customer in these ways.

Flexibility:

Tooling Up in Record Time

We strive to be flexible and responsive for our customers. We received a phone call from a customer on the first of five days of the International Machine Tool Show. The customer explained that he had a very high volume, production job that he needed to award to a supplier immediately.

As we did not have open capacity for such a high volume, we spent our time at the show designing a dedicated production work cell for the opportunity. The equipment arrived the following week, was tooled, programmed, and ready for interim approval within four weeks. The work cell was fully integrated, automated, and ready for approval within twelve weeks.

Our Case Studies


Skills Development

Cost Savings

Customer Service

Flexibility

Skills Development:

Training with Nascar

We are always looking for a fun and impactful way to hone our skills. So, we jumped at the opportunity to have access to a NASCAR stock car and track time at Gingerman Raceway in South Haven, MI. It was there that we brought a team from each facility to participate in a friendly pit stop competition.

The pit stop competition was used as a platform for improving our techniques and tools for conducting our changeovers within our manufacturing processes. Upon returning to work, our teams used their refined skills to reduce our changeover times to less than ten minutes in many cases.

Cost Savings:

The Kaizen Workshop

On many occasions, we have worked face to face with our customers in a Kaizen workshop, where we collaborate to reduce cost and pricing. Together, we look at how the product is designed, searching for aspects that can be relaxed to allow the product to be more easily made without impacting the function of the part in its application. Concurrently, we study our process, looking for any waste that can be eliminated.

Over the course of five days, we measure, brainstorm, plan, implement, and measure the improvement. Jointly, we share in the savings. This creates a strong relationship as we work together to remain the most competitive in the marketplace.

Customer Service:

Collaborating with International Clients

At times, we have been asked, or have volunteered to travel to our customer’s facility to study their process in an effort to find cost reductions, or a lingering quality issue, or to give input on the manufacturability of a design. Without hesitation, we have sent teams to facilities throughout the U.S. and Mexico.

In every case, the exercise has resulted in a positive outcome. Our teams have been able to bring a new perspective, allowing us to identify an area of improvement. It is in our DNA to serve our customer in these ways.

Flexibility:

Tooling Up in Record Time

We strive to be flexible and responsive for our customers. We received a phone call from a customer on the first of five days of the International Machine Tool Show. The customer explained that he had a very high volume, production job that he needed to award to a supplier immediately.

As we did not have open capacity for such a high volume, we spent our time at the show designing a dedicated production work cell for the opportunity. The equipment arrived the following week, was tooled, programmed, and ready for interim approval within four weeks. The work cell was fully integrated, automated, and ready for approval within twelve weeks.

Join a team that’s changing the industry.

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Ready to get your hands dirty? Here, we work hard and play hard. And no two days are the same. Find out if there’s a place for you at Kay Manufacturing.

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