Things started slow, but his hard work paid off. Trans-Matic has helped transform Western Michigan into a new industry center for deep-draw metal forming.
The company has unwaveringly recognized and cultivated its core competency of innovative engineering in the metal forming industry. The employees’ collective talents, skills and efforts have yielded dramatic improvements in performance, functionality and cost competitiveness for Trans-Matic’s customers.
Competition is intense and Thompson recognizes the importance of being responsive and agile with regard to the changing needs of the customer base. Several customers have initiated global operations and have asked Trans-Matic to supply materials to those foreign locations. The company is responding with new ventures in China and is looking at expanding into Eastern Europe and perhaps Mexico.
Customers are also asking Trans-Matic to augment its offering by adding assembly services for finished goods to the traditional parts supply business. Trans-Matic has the people and foundation required to meet these needs and ensure the company’s success well into the future.
The company is also focused on its people. It is a learning organization and is focused on and invests heavily in enhancing employee competency and performance through training and education.
Trans-Matic also has a plan that since 1974 has paid more than 7 percent of total employee wages in the form of cash bonuses, funded by performance improvements.
How to reach: Trans-Matic, (616) 820-2415 or www.transmatic.com