National Technologies, Inc.

    Address: 7641 S. 10th St., Oak Creek, WI 53154


    Year Founded: 1959

    Product or Service offered: Precision machined components as well as value added services like assembly, grinding, heat treating, plating, and welding.

    Projected 2013 Revenue: $23 million

    President: Thomas Harrington

    Target Clientele: OEM’s, manufacturers of heavy equipment, engines, power generation, hydraulic systems, fuel and fluid control systems.

    Business organization memberships: Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce, Milwaukee Metropolitan Association of Commerce, South Suburban Chamber of Commerce, National Federation of Independent Business, Precision Machined Parts Association.

    What has fueled your company’s growth?: “Our commitment to providing the highest quality products at competitive pricing with value added services saving our customers time and money.”

    What is the biggest obstacle to your company’s growth?: “The shortage of skilled machinists. Fewer young people are looking to make a career in manufacturing and many older machinists are close to retirement age.”

    Do you plan any changes in your company in the upcoming months?: “We are working with our local chamber and schools to encourage the development of programs to train our next generation of skilled machinists. We are continuing to add new equipment and technologies to our work environment for the purposes of managing, controlling and improving our quality and efficiency.

    Who are the business people, locally or nationally, whom you admire? And what traits do those people exhibit that make you admire them?: “Ron Johnson, U.S. Senator from Wisconsin. I respect his ability to run a successful manufacturing company in the heart of America despite global competition and then go into politics and attempt to improve the business climate. I admire his commitment to change government into a more business friendly environment and support job creators and creation.”

    What is the outlook for the business conditions of your industry over the next several months?: “Business conditions remain difficult with a lot of pressure from overseas competition, and stifling business policies and regulations in the U.S.”

    What is your company’s most important growth strategy right now?: “Expanding our customer base. Adding new services and capacities. We also plan to work with existing customers to tap into new projects.”

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