AMI Manchester has a strong foundation built on a team of people who are prepared and willing to do whatever it takes to keep the company going. “We have got people who truly believe in the dream we set out [to achieve] for this company and that dream has become our vision now,” President and CEO Vincent Henderson says. “This company has endured through some of the toughest times you could imagine. I tell my employees all the time that if it wasn’t for them we wouldn’t be here and I truly do mean it.”
The Manchester, Mich.-based company was founded in 1963 as Manchester Stamping, an automotive sheet metal stamping business that makes brackets primarily for automotive suppliers. American Engineered Components (AEC) purchased Manchester Stamping in 2000, and then it was bought by American Metals Industries in 2004. Three years later, Henderson purchased AMI Manchester and “has never looked back,” the company says.