Epic success Featured

8:00pm EDT June 25, 2007

When Mark Milewicz thought there was a better way for manufacturers to supply automotive suppliers, others discouraged him, saying the cost to achieve critical mass to enter the market would be too difficult.

But Milewicz was not dissuaded. He founded Epic Equipment & Engineering Inc. in 1997 to provide a source for high-quality special machines and automation with a concentration on automotive plastics assembly.

“I believe that as long as you make a quality product, you will always be successful — no one can ever take that away from you,” he says.

Business was slow getting started and the company was burning through cash, but Milewicz, who serves as president of Epic, took this time to find key employees — those who would do whatever it took to make it work — who would help him grow the company. And with those critical people in place, the company began to get orders as customers started to recognize its quality and responsiveness.

Despite turmoil in the automotive supply community, Epic continued to grow and moved into a 28,000-square-foot building. And it invested in equipment and personnel that give Epic the ability to provide innovative solutions to customers’ needs. As Epic’s creative and technical ability continue to serve its customers, it is being invited to participate with those companies in global projects, further fueling its continued growth.

HOW TO REACH: Epic Equipment & Engineering Inc., www.epicequipment.com or (586) 314-0020