Birk Manufacturing may have started small – launching from its founder’s garage – but it has seen steady growth over the years and has become one of the leaders in its market. This is the result of developing a strong culture, fully understanding its customers and the needs of the market, as well as ensuring quality remains paramount in everything the company does.
The company was founded in 1989 by Norman Birk, who had nothing but a homeowner’s line of credits and his garage as a workspace. Birk began by producing silicone rubber heaters, but after a few years, the operation began producing Kapton© Heating Solutions, which is a more advanced technology, President Michael Mattox explains. From there, the company added Mica insulated heating elements and systems, heated tubes and, most recently, a line of temperature sensors. But Mattox stresses that as much as the company’s technology and product line has evolved over the years, the company’s culture has kept up, remaining a strong backbone for Birk’s continued growth.