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Superior Die Set Names New Sales Manager

Posted on: March 16th, 2021

Oak Creek, WI – March 16, 2021 – Superior Die Set announced the promotion of Derrick Gilane as Sales Manager. Gilane is stepping into the role to support sales team management efforts as the company continues to grow.

This new role will focus on the design and execution of strategic business initiatives to expand Superior Die Set’s already strong presence in the marketplace. Gilane will have a specific focus on OEM business management and the newly developed ONEsource program.

Derrick holds an MBA from the University of Missouri and has been with the Superior Die Set over eleven years. Starting in the shop as a torch cutter, Gilane moved to Customer Service before transitioning to a full-fledged sales role. During his tenure, Derrick was the first sales team employee to be awarded the C.H. Janiszewski Salesmanship Award of the Year, an internal designation for outstanding performance.

“Derrick has shown great leadership in his roll of Business Development Manager. He has also earned the respect of his peers and colleagues, which will serve him well as he helps take Superior Die Set to another level of success as our new Sales Manager” said Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Rodney Yeomans.

On his recent promotion Derrick commented, “coming up on our 100th anniversary I am reminded of the history that has come before me, I look forward to the opportunity to expand on the foundations of this long-standing pillar in the marketplace.”

 

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About Superior Die Set Corporation
Founded in 1923, Superior Die Set Corporation is a fourth generation, family-owned manufacturer of steel and aluminum products. Catering to the metal stamping, plastic injection molding, and forging industries, Superior Die Set also manufactures custom fabrications for machine tools, construction, and press automation. Being among the oldest family-owned and -run companies in America today, SDS employs over 400 people worldwide including a wholly owned subsidiary in Poland.

Contact Information:
Superior Die Set
press@supdie.com | 1.262.330.7876

OUR 2020 HIGHLIGHTS

Posted on: February 19th, 2021

Our 2020 Highlights

There’s no doubt that 2020 was a challenging year. As a business we had to learn how to work virtually where we could, and to protect our essential workers so they could support COVID-19 manufacturing efforts. In honor of our employees and in recognition of their hard work and dedication, we wanted to take a moment to reflect on our 2020 highlights and accomplishments.

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PEOPLE

Part of our mission statement says we are dedicated to hiring, developing, retaining, and empowering employees to foster a safe work environment and build a high performing culture of excellence. Throughout 2020 we continued to work towards this and to invest in our talent.

Employee Safety

Throughout 2020 we took additional measures to keep our employees safe. Before any governing mask mandate was set, our employees were covering their faces while on-site. We also are very proud to report that we experienced no COVID-19 cases that were spread in the workplace throughout the pandemic.

Another notable achievement is that we were able to reduce our OSHA recordable incidents by 50% – great job to our employees!

Years of Service Awards
45 Years: Guy Fettig
40 Years: Craig Koch, James Murdoch, Jeffrey Shelley
35 Years: Edward Heise, Ronald Kovac, Edward Kuriga, Steven Maciolek
30 Years: Thomas Moczynski
25 Years: Darlene Bloxham, Jill Holst, Donald Lindquist, Matthew Rosploch, Scott Sadowski

New Hires
Wisconsin: Ryan Irene, Vice President of Operations; Mike Matusek, Operations Manager; Chris Tabat, Senior Manufacturing Engineer; Maria VanHaverbeck, Global Marketing Manager. In addition, Superior hired two quality-control engineers.

Poland: Artur Piotrowski, General Manager; Artur Skuciński; Robert Groborz, Director of Finance.

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MARKET OFFERINGS

Another part of our mission states that we will help our customers grow by providing innovative solutions, creating new products and services, out pacing our competitors, and welcoming more value-added activities.

Throughout 2020 we brought 4 products lines to the market. We launched an online ecommerce store to make doing business with us even more convenient. We also developed a new service called the ONEsource Advantage, which has already seen 10 of our key customers sign long-term agreements. Additional information will be released in the near future as we unveil our ONEsource Advantage product and service offering.

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OPERATIONAL IMPROVEMENTS

Additionally, our mission states that it is important that we are always providing the highest form of customer satisfaction and value by consistently delivering best quality, precision products on time. Offering industry best lead times, and being receptive and responsive to customer needs.  

To improve our component availability, we consolidated our Greendale Precision Services division into our main Oak Creek facility. To plan and execute the move we used 3D printing and cell design to lay out operations before we relocated 45 machines and equipment to Oak Creek. To prepare Oak Creek, we had to move 15 machines to make space for the GPS equipment.

To improve operational performance and better meet customer needs, we’ve invested in redesigning our processes and investing in newer and improved technologies. Acquisitions include:

·        2 Doosan 2550 & 2540 Bridge Mills

·        4 Cosen Automatic Band Saws

·        2 Faro Edge CMM Inspection Arms

·        Makino a81nx 4 axis HMC

·        Amada Duplex Mill, and Plate Mill

·        Gooda Double Head Large Plate Mill

·        Gooda Duplex Mill

·        HEM Plate Saw

·        Costa Metal Sander

·        2 Large Surface Grinder

·        Sunnen CV Vertical Hone

·        Hyundai Kia 4 axis HMC

 

Strategic Partnerships
On our journey Back to Superior we thank our Strategic Partners in helping us achieve our goal of providing ONEsource competitive advantage to our customers.

 

On- Time Edge

We hired On-Time Edge to implement best-in-class Advanced Planning Scheduling software to substantially improve on-time delivery to customers and to optimize our factory capacity to enable growth.

Leeco Steel

We’ve partnered with Leeco Steel as our main steel provider. With their capability we are able to offer a wide variety of high-quality steel within a shortened lead time ensuring material availability for our customer’s needs.

 

Enterprise Kaizen

We hired Enterprise Kaizen’s founder, Thom Keehan, to run problem-solving training with our staff building upon the Strategy Deployment workshop he facilitated previously. Enterprise Kaizen is a strategic partner that assists companies with business transformation, strategy deployment, and operational excellence. We are continuing our journey to becoming a lean enterprise.

 

Superior Die Set  |  900 West Drexel Avenue, Oak Creek, WI 53154  |  1.800.558.6040

Superior Die Set Welcomes New Global Marketing Manager

Posted on: January 20th, 2021

Superior Die Set Welcomes New Global Marketing Manager

Experienced Marketing Professional Joins the Company to Help Shape Brand Strategy

 

Oak Creek, WI – January 20, 2021 – Superior Die Set Corporation announced the appointment of Maria VanHaverbeck as Global Marketing Manager. VanHaverbeck is stepping into the newly created role as Superior Die Set continues to strengthen its marketing efforts.

Joining the company with a decade of experience, VanHaverbeck will be responsible for building the marketing department from the ground up, which involves a strategic plan to synchronize Superior Die Set’s brands, Greendale Precision Services and their Polish subsidiary, ProPlastica.

“Maria will position us in the marketplace as a global leader; her education, background and experience in manufacturing make her a perfect fit for Superior Die Set,” said Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Rodney Yeomans.

After witnessing consistent, passionate energy throughout the interview process, VanHaverbeck was eager to join the company and apply knowledge from her capital equipment and additive manufacturing background.

“It’s not often that you observe a company living its core values, but at Superior Die Set, that’s exactly the case,” said VanHaverbeck. “From the moment I walked in the door, I knew there was something different about 900 West Drexel Avenue.”

Superior Die Set has been working on transforming itself through significant technology and talent acquisitions and operational changes such as implementing lean manufacturing processes.

“The company has achieved a name brand that stands for superior products; it’s time to reinvent ourselves to stay competitive,” said CEO Martin Girga.

VanHaverbeck will serve a key role in continuing to elevate the company’s brand awareness, which, in turn, will affect how it goes to market.

“The team at Superior Die Set is making huge strides to create partnerships that give their customers a competitive business advantage,” said VanHaverbeck. “The programs and product offerings they’ve created are unbelievable. I’m excited to work with this team of innovators.”

Set to celebrate its centennial anniversary in 2023, Superior Die Set is committed to continuously evolving and positioning itself for success.

“Just shy of turning 100 years old, there is a rich heritage of pride the employees share in the company and the products they build,” said VanHaverbeck.  “I am honored for the opportunity to join their team.”

Graduating Summa Cum Laude from Baker College, VanHaverbeck holds a bachelor’s degree in digital media design. When she is not pursuing work, Maria enjoys traveling with her family and drinking craft beer.

 

About Superior Die Set Corporation
Founded in 1923, Superior Die Set Corporation is a fourth generation, family-owned manufacturer of steel and aluminum products. Catering to the metal stamping, plastic injection molding, and forging industries, Superior Die Set also manufactures custom fabrications for machine tools, construction, and press automation. Being among the oldest family-owned and -run companies in America today, SDS employs over 400 people worldwide including a wholly owned subsidiary in Poland.

Contact Information:
Superior Die Set
press@supdie.com | 1.262.330.7876

Mark Ullstrup to Retire from Superior Die Set, Rodney Yeomans to serve as VP of Sales and Marketing

Posted on: January 13th, 2021

Oak Creek, WI – January 13, 2021 – Superior Die Set announced that Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Mark Ullstrup, has decided to retire. Rodney Yeomans, Director of Sales will assume the VP role.  

Ullstrup has been with Superior Die Set (SDS) since 1981 spending his early days in mold base, moving to Customer Service Manager and finally VP of Sales. Mark has left an enduring stamp on our business. His contribution to the organization will always be valued and remembered” said CEO, Martin Girga. During his career, Ullstrup has contributed to the greater manufacturing community through various industry associations including time spent as a member on the Precision Metalforming Association board. 

Rodney Yeomans has been promoted to take over the role of Vice President of Sales and Marketing. When asked about selecting Yeomans for the promotion, Girga stated, “Rodney brings the right blend of outside and inside experience, and deep industry insight to help us achieve our strategic priorities. He is well suited to lead our Sales and Marketing team into our second century of business.”  

A prominent career in manufacturing sales, Yeomans’ most notable experience comes from his time at Anchor Danly where he was responsible for leading their sales team in the Midwest. “I have been in manufacturing and metal forming virtually my whole life. My father and Grandfather both had die shops in Michigan which I worked in throughout high school and college” said Yeomans. Yeomans has spent the last 7 years working his way up at SDS starting as a sales manager, then regional sales manager where he invested time in building SDS’s dynamic sales team. The last three years Yeomans has been serving as the company’s Director of Sales. In his downtime Rodney enjoys fitness through participating in triathlons and running and biking with his wife Kelly.   

 

About Superior Die Set Corporation  

Founded in 1923, Superior Die Set Corporation is a fourth generation, family-owned manufacturer of steel and aluminum products. Catering to the metal stamping, plastic injection molding, and forging industries, Superior Die Set also manufactures custom fabrications for machine tools, construction, and press automation. Being among the oldest family-owned and -run companies in America today, SDS employs over 400 people worldwide including a wholly owned subsidiary in Poland. 

Contact Information: 

Superior Die Set Marketing Dept. 

marketing@supdie.com | 1.262.330.7876 

Superior Die Set Partners with Tool Planners, Inc.

Posted on: November 11th, 2020

 

Superior Die Set Partners with Tool Planners, Inc.

Exclusive alignment to allow company to distribute DieEstimator die cost estimating software.

Oak Creek, Wisconsin – November 3, 2020 – Steel and aluminum product provider, Superior Die Set Corporation today announced that the company has aligned with Tool Planners, Inc. The partnership positions Superior Die Set as the exclusive distributor of Tool Planners, Inc.’s DieEstimator software for global representation, effective immediately.

DieEstimator, the die cost estimating software is a solution to the traditional, time-consuming quoting process that quickly adapts to the way you quote, providing Superior Die Set customers with greater precision and more accurate pricing compared to a ballpark estimate in calculating the cost of dies.

“The DieEstimator software is a highly reputable brand to bring under Superior Die Set and offers us pronounced aptitudes in all the markets we serve,” said Mark Ullstrup, vice president of Superior Die Set Corporation. “The software will augment our core offerings and further define our position in the marketplace.”

Jeff Bennett, Tool Planners, Inc. founder, owner and president, created the software to be a comprehensive product based on years of solving difficult die problems for metal stampers and die shops. After the software is installed, online training videos are available for quick use of the tool. Technology has enhanced the web-based software to afford complete mobility, as it is compatible with any Apple or PC device and effective on multiple browsers.

“What makes DieEstimator unique from other software products is the strategic focus on the die-building experience, by die estimators for die estimators,” Bennett said. “Our company is a resource to solve issues in die estimation with in-person training, consulting and even the support of the PMA (Precision Metals Association).”

According to Bennett, Tool Planners, Inc. selected Superior Die Set to represent the software based on its tremendous customer reach and effective marketing. Under the terms of the agreement, customers pay an annual fee with no complicated restrictions at an economical price point.

About Superior Die Set Corporation

Superior Die Set Corporation is a fourth generation, family-owned manufacturer of steel and aluminum products for the metal stamping, plastic injection molding, and forging industries along with fabrications used in machine tools, construction, and press automation since 1923. Located in Oak Creek, WI, Superior provides full in-house production capabilities, creating a cost-effective and streamlined process. Worldwide, Superior Die Set employs nearly 500 people for the manufacturing, sourcing, and support of the metalworking industries through two subsidiaries: Greendale Precision Services (http://www.gpspunches.com/) and ProPlastica (https://www.proplastica.pl/en/) Learn more at www.superiordieset.com.

About Tool Planners, Inc.

Tool Planners Inc. is an independent software and consulting company specializing in metal stamping die and production part cost estimating software, training and engineering services. Tool Planners, Inc. is known for its dedication to providing innovative software, training and services that help the industry plan, purchase and produce metal stamping dies and parts successfully. Tool Planners Inc. strives to create the industry standard for die planning and estimating, helping to reduce the total cost of manufacturing by eliminating unnecessary quoting. To learn more about how we help you better understand and control your manufacturing processes, visit us at www.toolplanners.com.

THESE ARE MY BUSHINGS OF CHOICE

Posted on: October 23rd, 2020

 

Plastics Technology magazine, October 2020 edition, published an article ( CLICK HERE ) on guided ejector systems. On page 34 of the article, it states that “If you look around, you can find a supplier that offers hardened steel guided ejection bushings (48-50 Rc) with a bronze-plated inside diameter and with internal grease groove. THESE ARE MY BUSHINGS OF CHOICE”. Superior offers a premier bushing of the author’s choice….Bronze-Rite guided ejector bushing.

The hardness on the steel portion of our Bronze Rite guided ejector bushings is 48-50 Rc. Also, these bushings are not plated; instead we use a special ‘fusion’ process to adhere the bronze to the steel. With this process, the bronze won’t peel, flake or chip off the steel. In fact, when we turn the bushings after hardening, the chip is half steel – half bronze and you cannot separate the two materials at the knit line.

We add about .015/.020” per side bronze to the ID of the bushings, but that varies by diameter. This allows the bushing to be honed to whatever specification is required by the application. This is unlike plating, which only allows only several thousandths per side and would be instantly honed off. These bushings, with the hardened steel exterior and bronze ID, will not deform, oval, or elongate like solid bronze bushings typically do.

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Welcoming Polish Leadership Team Member: Artur Piotrowski

Posted on: August 10th, 2020

Please join me in welcoming the newest member of our Polish Leadership Team, Artur Piotrowski who has taken on the role of General Manager, Poland effective August 4th.  Reporting directly to myself, Artur will have oversight for the complete Polish operations.


Artur holds a Master’s Degree in Management and Finance from the Management school at Poznan, an LSS Blackbelt certification and has a solid track record of success with organizations such as Saga Poland and the Unimould Group. His proven experience driving change through Lean methodolgies will help ensure that Proplastica continues to be the Supplier of choice in our market segment.  Artur is a visionary leader whose organizations have realized tangible wins in terms of operations, sales, and fiscal growth during this tenure.  We are very fortunate to have him on board and I personally look forward to working with him in the coming years.


I’d also like to take this opportunity to thank the Polish Leadership team, namely Sławomir Szwankowski, Maciej Matuszewski, Marek Błaż and Robert Groborz for their tireless efforts over the past few months, especially in light of the COVID crisis.  I can honestly say that Artur is inheriting a strong, successful team and I am excited for the potential they have working together.
I know that I can count on all Superior Die Set employees to support Artur now as we work more closely than ever before as one global, Superior team

Best Regards,
Martin Girga

Vibratory Stress Relief

Posted on: July 22nd, 2020

One of the lesser-known services that Superior Die Set is able to provide in-house is the process of vibratory stress relief (VSR). VSR is typically offered as a method to relieve residual stresses that are present as a result of flame cutting and/or welding. It is most often used on large weldments that won’t fit in Superior Die Set’s on-site furnaces, and can be an acceptable alternative to thermal stress relief (TSR). This article will provide a simple explanation and a bit of history about the VSR process, as well as a discussion of a few of the major benefits of VSR as compared to TSR.

A Bit of History

The principles of VSR have been in practice for many years. The earliest method involved a process called “natural aging”, where a metal (or wooden!) workpiece would be placed outdoors for up to a year-and-a-half, allowing the material to expand and contract naturally via the somewhat consistent fluctuation in daytime and nighttime temperatures. Blacksmiths used a technique called “hammer relaxation”, striking a metal workpiece repeatedly to induce high-amplitude vibration. Early metal-castings were even sometimes dropped from a considerable height into a pile of sand, again attempting to induce vibration with the end goal of relieving stresses. These processes, while somewhat effective, were uncontrollable, unpredictable, slow, and in some cases, extremely dangerous.

The modern history of VSR developed in the midst of World War II. As the technology of aerial photography developed, it became easier and easier for the Allies to identify and bomb critical German facilities – in particular, those that offered heat-treatment. By 1943 the severe shortage of large castings forced German heavy industry to turn to fabricated weldments – but without heat treating facilities, they faced the problem of how large weldments could be stress relieved in preparation for precision machining. The Germans soon discovered that large fabrications transported by truck or rail from the weld shop to the machine shop, as compared with those that were welded and machined in the same or adjacent facilities, displayed superior dimensional stability during machining. This positive effect was described as a phenomenon, and wasn’t entirely understood – although engineers correctly supposed it was a result of workpiece vibration during transportation. After the war, and in particular as new types of steels and bimetallic materials were developed and utilized (some of which did not respond well to thermal heat treatment), demand increased for a way to reduce residual stresses without the use of a thermal process. And so began the experimentation with methods to generate vibration in a more predictable and cost-effective manner.

Today’s VSR process is very straightforward. The workpiece (usually a large weldment) is placed on load cushions (shown as red). A vibratory motor and an accelerometer are fastened to the workpiece.

Then a scan cycle is done on the workpiece by slowly and incrementally increasing the vibration frequency to determine the frequencies at which the workpiece resonates.

Engineer’s Explanation:

The peaks you see in the example chart above show the natural resonant frequencies of the workpiece, but the amplitudes are only a fraction of the workpiece’s potential amplitude. This is due to residual stresses present in the workpiece that are causing uneven spots of rigidity. Therefore the final step of the VSR process is to tune the vibratory motor to apply constant-frequency vibration at these resonant frequencies. This will cause residual stresses to decrease, the natural resonant frequencies to shift slightly, and the amplitude of the resonant vibration to increase.

A Real-World Example and Alternative Explanation:

To strike a large bell with a hammer will result in vibration and resonance. If there are any residual stresses left over in the bell because of the way it was manufactured, the bell will be too rigid at the spots of residual stress, and as a result will definitely not ring as loudly as it should and the sound will dissipate much more quickly (lowered amplitude and resonance).

The VSR process will ring the bell at every frequency, in increments of 10 rings-per-minute, from 0 to 6000 rings-per-minute. The graph that is produced as a result of the test is a visual representation of the resonant frequency point(s) – i.e. those frequencies at which the bell should potentially ring the loudest. Then, the vibratory motor is used to force the bell to ring at exactly those frequencies, exciting the molecules of the bell’s material, and reducing the residual stress. A post-VSR ring of the bell results in a louder, more resonant tone because the residual stresses are reduced. The bell is less rigid overall and able to vibrate more than it did prior to the VSR.

Main Benefits of VSR as compared to TSR

The lead time for VSR is quicker (2-3 hours typical) vs. TSR (18+ hours), and VSR is less expensive, particularly if:

  • The workpiece needs to be transported to and from a specialized heat-treatment facility
  • The size of the workpiece demands special permits and flatbed truck transportation
  • VSR can be used after rough machining to reduce machining stresses without the distortion caused by TSR

A perfect example of this is a VSR application that is performed regularly at Superior Die Set:

The part pictured is a 16 cylinder natural gas engine that is brought over from Germany, rough machined, and then vibratory stress relieved at Superior Die Set because the process has provided the customer the ability to hold tighter tolerances on the cylinder bores during finish machining.

  • VSR does not cause distortion – TSR can cause distortion, especially for odd-shaped workpieces
  • VSR is eco-friendly – using far less energy compared to TSR

 

Superior Die Set manufacturing mold bases for ventilator parts during COVID-19 pandemic

Posted on: April 13th, 2020

Superior Die Set has had to adjust operations during the COVID-19 pandemic, but CEO Martin Girga said the company has not been as negatively impacted as other manufacturers.

The Oak Creek-based die casting company is recognized as an essential business during the COVID-19 pandemic because of the various industries it services, which include tooling, the automotive industry and stamping houses. As a result of that designation, and since many of the projects that Superior Die Set gets contracted to design, such as parts for upcoming car models that are expected to be released in upcoming months, business is not screeching to a halt.

“We are feeling less of an impact than probably a typical company out there that doesn’t play in this market that we are in today in terms of tool and die shops. That’s favorable to us. That doesn’t mean that we may not get impacted later down the road,” Girga said.

He said Superior Die Set expects more of a slowdown in the third and fourth quarters. According to Girga, many of Superior Die Set’s competitors supply foreign-made goods, which are currently experiencing supply chain issues. Because Superior Die Set makes what they sell, the company is able to control its own supply chain much more efficiently, Girga said.

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the company has also seen an increase in orders for components that are being used to manufacture ventilators.

The company’s first order from Accro Tool and Manufacturing in Burlington was received in the late afternoon on March 27. Accro Tool and Manufacturing is a plastic fabrication company that produces molds used on other products. It was an order for a custom mold base for a part used on a ventilator. The typical lead time on such a piece is five to seven work days. The Superior Die Set team delivered its first order in less than two days.

According to an email from Accro, because Superior Die Set was able to produce the part so quickly, Accro anticipated tool delivery on April 6.

“We’ve acted on this promptly realizing that this is a good thing for our company and to rally our troops around this to be able to help society and to be people that are sick,” Girga said.

Girga said that since February, the company has had an epidemic plan in place. So far, none of Superior Die Set’s employees have gotten sick.

“We acted very quickly,” Girga said, noting that 90% of employees are working from home.

“It’s a strange situation because you have people in the shop. You have people in the office. It’s different. It not only protects the people that are working from home. It also protects the people that need to continue to work here and continues to support the industry that we serve,” he said.

Girga said the company is taking the appropriate steps to avoid layoffs. These steps includes Girga taking a cut in his own pay. He said the company also is taking steps at the top level to streamline and ensure the company is able to right size.

“My idea right now at this point is the business while it’s slowed down, it’s still healthy enough for us that we want to make sure we’re retaining employees as much as we can,” he said.

Girga added that if the company does struggle, it hopes to take advantage of some of the small business loans that are available to companies like Superior Die Set.

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Superior Welcomes Greendale Precision Services To Oak Creek Facility

Posted on: December 20th, 2019

Superior Die Set Welcomes Greendale Precision Services to Oak Creek Facility

Integration of services strengthens alignment of business offerings for Superior Die Set customers

 

Oak Creek, WI – December 20, 2019 – Superior Die Set Corporation CEO, Martin Girga, announces the physical move of sister company, Greendale Precision Services, into their Oak Creek location in order to streamline services and communication under one roof. Known for their engineering expertise with the latest machining and grinding technologies, Greendale Precision Services, currently located in Greendale, WI, will benefit from the increase in resources and personnel at the Superior Die Set facility while customers will observe this advantage immediately.

“We are at an ideal position within our business growth objectives to nourish the vision of the organization with this relocation in order to maintain Superior Die Set’s competitiveness in the marketplace,” Girga said.  “This strategic move will continue to exceed our customers’ requirements while focusing on the future of Superior Die Set strongest capabilities. This significant transition harmonizes with the company’s mission statement, aiming to be the partner of choice, which focuses on our customer’s growth by providing innovative solutions and introducing new products/services along with the plan to sustain a larger global footprint, especially in the European market.”

With the move, Greendale Precision Services is expecting to strengthen their production capabilities due to the expanded cross-training opportunities, improved internal communication and the company’s ability to utilize multiple shifts after being united with Superior Die Set. Customers of both companies will also experience advantages by having one point of contact for all their Superior products which also translates to one purchase order or payment, basically allowing customers to reduce their supplier list.

“Aligning with Superior Die Set within their Oak Creek facility will deliver a new dimension of value when it comes to our manufacturing systems, performance and analytics,” said Matt Christel, general manager at Greendale Precision Services. “The result is a well-leveraged pool of resources in equipment and staff while introducing a faster flow of products through Superior’s LEAN management principles, ultimately outpacing our competitors.”

The move will begin taking place on Dec. 16, 2019. Organizational efforts and planning have already been executed to minimize any disruption to our customers.

About Superior Die Set Corporation

Superior Die Set Corporation is a fourth generation, family-owned manufacturer of steel and aluminum products for the metal stamping, plastic injection molding, and forging industries along with fabrications used in machine tools, construction, and press automation since 1923. Located in Oak Creek, WI, Superior provides full in-house production capabilities, creating a cost-effective and streamlined process. Worldwide, Superior Die Set employs nearly 500 people for the manufacturing, sourcing, and support of the metalworking industries through two subsidiaries: Greendale Precision Services (http://www.gpspunches.com/) and ProPlastica (https://www.proplastica.pl/en/) Learn more at www.superiordieset.com.

Contact Information

Mark Ullstrup

Vice President, Sales

(414) 349-9811

SUPERIOR DIE SET CORP
900 West Drexel Ave.
Oak Creek, WI 53154


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