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The Largest & Fastest-Growing Metal Stamping Companies in the U.S.

Posted by IndustrySelect on Tuesday, July 30, 2019

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Looking to do business with U.S. metal stamping companies? Yesterday, we took a closer look at the industry, providing some useful facts for B2B marketing and sales executives when it comes to working with the metal stamping industry. You can read about that here.

 Today we're taking a look at some of the largest and fastest-growing companies to give you a complete picture of where the industry stands today. 

First we'll get a feel for the latest market trends in the industry.

Metal Stamping Industry Overview

The metal-stamping industry is responsible for many of the unseen parts that hold everyday appliances and machines together.

It represents an important supply source for economically powerful industries such as automotive, aerospace, medicine and agriculture.

With $25.4 billion in annual sales, metal stamping is a quiet giant of manufacturing. But, it hasn't all been smooth sailing for the industry.

In 2018, the U.S. imposed a 25% tariff on steel that sent companies into a panic as new supply chains and raw material suppliers were interrupted.

After some instability, however, U.S. steel mill capacity use is at its highest in more than a decade, according to the American Iron and Steel Institute.

In 2019, the number of employees in the stamping industry is up more than 6% from the previous year, indicating that a healthier steel industry has had a trickle-down effect.

It appears that stamping will benefit in the coming months from a combination of reshoring production and locally purchased raw materials.

Fastest-Growing Metal Stamping Companies

Ford Motor Co., Rouge Plt.2,700DearbornMI
Tower International, Inc.400LivoniaMI
Kapco, Inc.380GraftonWI
Plascore, Inc.350ZeelandMI
Adrian Steel Company300AdrianMI
Kickhaefer Manucturing Company, LLC300Port WashingtonWI
Vogel Mfg. Co., Harvey250WoodburyMN
Toledo Tool & Die Co., Inc.250ToledoOH
Pax Machine Works, Inc.225CelinaOH

About The Top 9 Largest and Fastest-Growing Metal Stamping Companies

According to data compiled by MNI, which fuels IndustrySelect's database of 400,000 U.S. manufacturers, here are the nine largest metal stamping companies in the U.S., along with employment information:

Ford Motor Company (Rouge Complex)

Number of employees on-site: 2,700

Recently celebrating its 100th anniversary, the Ford River Rouge Complex, Dearborn, Mich., is registered as a national historic landmark, and for good reason.

It has been in continuous operation since 1928, producing millions of vehicles. It is one of the world's first vertical-integration plants and leads the way in sustainable manufacturing, with features such as the world's largest living roof and a zero-waste-to-landfill recycling system.

The plant currently produces the F-150 pickup and will soon begin production of electric versions. The Rouge Plant is both the largest and fastest-growing metal stamping site in the U.S. today.

Unipres USA Inc
Number of employees on-site: 1,150

Part of the global Unipres corporate system, Unipres USA is a 2.7-million-square-foot facility in Portland, Tenn. It specializes in stamping body segments and parts for automobiles.

The plant uses machines ranging from 3,000-ton presses to general-purpose welding robots.

Pridgeon & Clay Inc.
Number of employees on-site: 840

With the ability to handle production runs that number in the millions, Pridgeon & Clay serves the automotive, wind power, solar, fuel cell, marine and agricultural markets.

Worldwide, it has four manufacturing plants containing more than 100 presses. Its customers include original-equipment manufacturers and Tier 1 manufacturers.

Oberg Industries Inc.
Number of employees on-site: 800

Founded in 1948, Oberg Industries has extensive experience in metal packaging, aerospace and construction. Its Freeport, Pa., facility is home to 800 employees and a variety of presses and multi-axis machining centers.

Vehtek Systems Inc.
Number of employees on-site: 769

Vehtek Systems is part of the Magna family of companies. Located in Bowling Green, Ohio, the branch provides Class A stamping, sub-assemblies and enclosures.

Tower International Inc.
Number of employees on-site: 400

The latest incarnation of the A.O. Smith Automotive Company, Tower International continues to improve on the innovative production methods it pioneered nearly 100 years ago.

Its current customer base includes nearly every major auto manufacturer worldwide. Its annual revenue exceeds $2 billion. After the Ford Motor Company's Rouge Plant, Tower International is the largest metal stamping company that reported employment growth.

Kapco Inc.
Number of employees on-site: 380

Not just a provider of stamping services, Kapco offers customers tube fabrication, tool and die, machining, robot welding, and industrial painting.

Its facilities total more than 600,000 square feet across seven U.S. locations.

Plascore Inc.
Number of employees on-site: 350

Plascore is a world leader in engineered core structures. Honeycomb cores are used extensively in aerospace and marine applications in which strength and weight are often opposing requirements.

The company also has made inroads into automotive with energy-absorbing components for occupant safety.

Adrian Steel Company
Number of employees on-site: 300

Managing cargo inside commercial vehicles is Adrian Steel's sole focus. Since 1953, the company has provided storage solutions for more than a million vehicles.

It sells through more than 300 distributors nationwide.

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