Projected 2019 Revenue: $21 million
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.
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