Sanborn Tube Sales

Left to Right: Andy Parsche, John Topetzes, Chad Schultz Front: Sandy Funk
Sanborn Tube leaders: Andy Parsche, vice president of sales; John Topetzes, owner; Chad Schultz, general manager. Front: Sandy Funk, administrative manager.

MASTER METTLE
Pewaukee
Industry: Manufacturing
Founded: 1957
Projected 2019 Revenue: $21 million
sanborntube.com

Sanborn Tube Sales is a custom manufacturer, distributor and manufacturer’s rep for tubing, aluminum extrusions and fabricated parts. The company places a major emphasis on its ability to deliver products to its customers quickly. “We operate with a sense of urgency,” the company’s website states. “Speed to market is everything when you’re manufacturing a product.”

Finding operations employees with a good work ethic, especially when it comes to second, third, and weekend shifts, is the largest challenge Sanborn faces currently. The company says adding more people to its team is critical for its continued growth.

Recently, Sanborn added new equipment in laser tube cutting, material handling and quality inspection. For new hiring, the company has designed a culture index survey to help identify potential candidates.

What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?

“My father told me from the time I was a young man that, ‘The world owes you nothing and to earn success you must work hard and be passionate about your work’.”

– President John Topetzes

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