may update pentaflex 2020

May Update from Pentaflex Inc.

In times like this, it is extremely important to keep up as much of a fluid conversation with our team members, customers, and community members as possible.

To our employees, we would like to say thank you for your continued loyalty and trust in the leadership team as we move forward with the best solutions to keep you safe and ensure Pentaflex will continue to be a company our customers can rely on for years to come. We know how impactful these temporary layoffs can be to you and your families, and we do not take these decisions lightly. Right now, for the safety of all of you, and survival of the company, we are taking steps each day to get us closer to the time that we will be able to welcome our full team back to work.

To our customers, thank you for continuing to put your trust in Pentaflex to manufacture and deliver the highest quality components. We want to reiterate that if you find yourself struggling to acquire the product you need at this time, that we are operational and available to quickly turn around small batches of components as needed.

To our community and local government, thank you for coming together at this time to support one another in any way possible. It is through the support we give to one another that we will get through this to a new normal.

While our doors have been able to stay open throughout this process, we have implemented various procedures and protocols to practice safe social distancing. Some examples of this include a meeting at the beginning of a new shift that reviews all social distancing requirements, ways to stay safe, and reminders to wash your hands often and thoroughly. While most of our positions are already six feet apart or more from another team member, we have also created safe social distances in our break room by cutting down on the available number of tables and chairs while making sure they are a safe distance apart.

As our local and state government continue to share recommendations and resources for moving forward, we will listen and react accordingly.

If you have any questions or would like to speak to a Pentaflex representative, please do not hesitate to contact us directly via phone or by filling out our contact us form.

Understanding How Important We Are in the Trucking Industry

It may sound boastful to say that we make the trucking industry safer but it isn’t. All equipment is only as safe as its parts. As we are a major supplier of parts that go into commercial trucks we can confidently say that we are helping to keep the trucking industry, all who travel the roads, a little bit safer.

The realization that what we do has an impact on people inside and outside of an industry is something that is often overlooked. At Pentaflex we stress this fact to everyone in the company—that it is important for each of us to remember that the parts we supply are vital components in a larger piece of equipment. For example, the axle and brake components we make for the trucking industry must be of the highest quality so that the brakes will function properly.

Our capabilities for stamping metal makes a difference. We ensure that each part meets the highest quality standards of the industry and more importantly the high standards we set for ourselves. We ensure that our quality is top-notch so that safety and peace of mind are built into each component we make.

 

 

So, in addition to manufacturing quality parts we also add in a level of safety that might be missing in components made by other companies. With each employee understanding the role that our parts play in the industries we serve, you can be sure that all parts are made to the highest standards—ours.  

When It Comes to Adopting Contract Manufacturing Technology and Adding New Metal Stamping Equipment, We Continue to Lead the Way In Our Industry

At Pentaflex, we continue to grow our company by adding new equipment and adopting the latest technologies for contract manufacturing of metal stampings and assemblies. We try our best to stay ahead of manufacturing technology trends and continue to install the latest and best state-of-the-art equipment to ensure the highest quality for our customers. Apparently, we’re doing something right: Many of our customers are repeat customers who come to us from around the world.

 

Adopting new technology is something we’ve never been afraid to do in the 44 years we’ve been in business, providing heavy gauge metal press stampings and assemblies. Pentaflex has been unique in our industry in that we’ve always used high tonnage hydraulic presses as part of the production process. This has allowed us to take on heavy gauge, deep drawn and highly complex parts that many of our competitors decline to quote. We believe it’s a good thing to be unique and on the cutting edge in our industry, and the latest technology and equipment has helped us be there. A recent article from Inc.com says, “Tech adoption is a huge factor in becoming an industry leader… there’s no room at the top for those unwilling to adapt to cutting-edge technologies.”

 

Another business leadership report, this one from Entrepreneur.com, says companies should “have the technology and corporate culture needed to ensure it will have the most productive workforce in its industry and the best interaction with its marketplace.” The Pentaflex team is dedicated to providing superior service to our customers and a quality product at a competitive price.

 

We’re proud of our accomplishments throughout the past four-and-a-half decades and, more recently, the addition of new equipment and technology as part of our expansion that was completed last year. A new press machine and other equipment, HASS, VERSON, CAM bracket cell and new CNC machines are installed and operating at our Springfield, Ohio, USA facility. We also launched our new website last year, taking full advantage of online communication channels to enhance the way we communicate with our customers, old and new, and to reach more prospective customers. (We wrote a blog post about the new website in October 2015.)

 

We’d be happy to tell you more specifics about how we’re serving our customers and how we’re leading the way in adopting new technology and using the latest equipment available to manufacture metal stampings and assemblies. Give us a call at 937-325-5551 or contact us through email at sales@pentaflex.com.