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Albion, MI, United States, 2008/02/07 - JAMA salutes CCI’s local growth Strategies that ensure Global Positioning within Industry. The Jackson, Michigan Area Manufacturers Association announced that Caster Concepts of Albion, MI has been voted their Manufacturer of the Year Award.
The Jackson Area Manufacturers Association (JAMA) in Jackson, Michigan recently announced that Caster Concepts, Inc. (CCI), Albion, has been voted their Manufacturer of the Year Award. The award is given in recognition of both success within the industry and contributions to the success of the broader Jackson County Community. According to Bill Rayl, Executive Director of JAMA, "this year, there was tremendous competition for the award. Some entrepreneurs start a business in their basement. Others see the opportunity for growth in an existing company—to change the company, to make it better, more successful. Such is the case with Caster Concepts, Inc."
He went on to say, "Founded in 1988, Caster Concepts was something of a "one-trick pony" -- CCI made large industrial casters and wheels and they did it well. But Bill Dobbins, who left a thriving medical practice several years ago, has built a larger, more technologically-focused company by implementing new management, manufacturing, inspection, testing and delivery processes, and he added to the company's capabilities through internal diversification and acquisition of other companies." Today, the Caster Concepts family of companies includes Caster Concepts Inc., Reaction Industries, The Machine Center, Fabricating Concepts and Triple-E
Under Dr. Dobbins' leadership, the family of CCI companies continues to grow and add capabilities that strategically help the company compete on a global basis. In fact, according to many customers, distributors and other affiliated with CCI, the company has an in-house R&D facility and engineering team to rival those of some premiere research universities.
CCI President William Dobbins stated that "this award is an important measure of our commitment to the growth of our firm, and to our many global customers within the motion control industry served by CCI. I am especially pleased to accept the award in recognition of the hard work and talents of our growing base of employees. Thanks to JAMA for recognizing the hard work this talented employee team has made to ensure the continued growth of Caster Concepts and our position among manufacturing firms within Jackson County Michigan."
About Caster Concepts, Inc.
Caster Concepts, Inc. (casterconcepts.com) is an ISO 9001-2000 certified designer and manufacturer of a comprehensive line of industrial casters, ranging from a medium-duty series to a heavy-duty series to meet any application. CCI also manufactures caster wheels to withstand impact, corrosion, temperature extremes and chemicals found in harsh industrial environments. These multi-functional casters and wheels serve a variety of applications in the industrial, automotive, food service, aerospace, material handling and other demanding markets.