Our people are the
source of our strength


Fundamental to the success of our company are these basic values:

  • Our people are the source of our strength.
  • The quality of our products and services, the culture within our organization, and our support of the community are the basis by which we are judged.
  • We meet tomorrow’s challenges by maintaining direct customer relationships, by being innovative leaders in our field, and utilizing technology to advance our research and our processes.
  • We respect our customers’ need for confidentiality.
  • We must remain profitable to sustain growth and provide for return for shareholders.
Operating Principles


Customers are the focus for everything we do.

The commitments we make to them must be met. This includes both the quality of our products and the deliveries that we promise.

Continual improvement in processes and products is essential to our success.

We must continuously strive to improve everything we do: our products, the way our products are manufactured, the way we work together toward our goals, the efficiencies of our operations, and our profitability.

Research and development are keys to the future.

Because the industries we serve are rapidly changing, we must allocate sufficient resources to develop new products and processes. We are also committed to supporting our customers’ product development through sample orders and research projects.

Employee involvement is critical to improving operations.

We are a team. We must foster an environment of trust and respect to ensure the greatest contributions from all our people. The success of our company depends on the commitment of everyone toward our goals.

Integrity cannot be compromised.

The conduct of our company must be pursued in a manner that is socially responsible and commands respect for its integrity. Our relationships with our customers, suppliers, and especially ourselves must be based on honesty and mutual respect.

Everyone must be accountable for producing to his/her potential each day.

We can only accomplish our goals if everyone is focused on their responsibilities each and every day. To do less is not respecting your coworkers, everyone must participate to reach our potential.

Information must provide the basis for decisions.

We are creating an innovative culture. We invite many opinions and all must be heard and respected. The way to choose which direction we select must be driven by objective evidence.