New England Miniature Ball
After 50 years, New England Miniature Ball (NEMB) stays successful by keeping flexible, President Pat Demarco says. As a supplier of high-quality precision and semi-precision miniature balls, the company constantly copes with changes within its business.
“We’re always adjusting the size, the surface and the roundness,” he describes. “We have to adjust constantly to meet those demands.”
Based in Norfolk, Conn., NEMB supplies miniature balls for a variety of applications, including industrial slides, ball and thrust bearings, test equipment, pumps, ball screws and valves. The company started operations in 1965, and today, it has operations stateside and offshore.
In the United States, its facility in Norfolk operates with a staff of 25 that handles its high-precision products, Demarco says. “We produce items that have to be U.S. manufactured plus standard industrial products,” he says.