Tier One LLC
For Tier One LLC, being a contract manufacturer does not mean merely building a product based on a customer’s blueprint. “We believe in working together with customers as opposed to a ‘here’s a print, make this’ philosophy,” says Rick Hall, one of three principals at the Newtown, Conn.-based company.
The company takes what it terms as a “customer-intimate” strategy with its clients, which include many Fortune 500 companies. “The best fit for us are customers who are looking for a partner to develop or improve on the manufacturability of the design,” Principal Joe Young says. “Although we can make recommendations, they need to be receptive to change and work with us on what will and will not work for their application to benefit the most from the relationship.”