As the final step in the metal manufacturing process for its customers before final assembly or sale, Qualtek Manufacturing continuously strives to improve lead time. “In our world, lead time is the most important thing and pressure from the customer is always there because we are getting parts often when they are already late,” says Vice President of Business Development Chris Fagnant.
The Colorado Springs, Colo.-based contract manufacturer specializes in metal manufacturing solutions and boasts stamping, heat-treating, vertical heat-treating, finishing and wire electrical discharge machine capabilities. “It’s a big deal understanding how metals form and react,” Fagnant adds. “Understanding basic chemical properties and adjusting the material for maximum efficiency and excellent performance is our focus, and how we differentiate ourselves.”