Precision, Innovation and Longevity Create Success for Huron Automatic Screw Company

Precision, Innovation and Longevity Create Success for Huron Automatic Screw Company

Family Business is an Element of Success at Huron Automatic Screw Company.

Huron Automatic Screw Company originated as a family-owned business in the 1930s and over three-quarters of a century later, the Brooks family continues its legacy as an industry leader in fastener and machined parts manufacturing across the United States. Its precision, innovation and highest quality workmanship is superseded only by its reputation for on-time delivery. Products manufactured include threaded fasteners and precision-machined products. Some of these popular products include double end studs, specialty bolts, wheel studs, and more; using such materials as carbon, stainless steel, aluminum, brass, alloy, and Inconel.

Through its longevity, Huron Automatic Screw Company has honed its ability to build prototype to production with quick turnaround time. The high quality components manufactured are American-made and used in various industries including automotive, diesel engine, heavy truck, marine engine, off road, commercial pump, farm implement, industrial pump, medical, and rubber mold. As a top supplier of fasteners, Huron Automatic Screw Company continues to stay at the forefront of the most advanced technology of manufactured machined products. Let Huron Automatic Screw Company quote your next fastener project.

Michigan based, nationally renowned, Huron Automatic Screw Company offers product excellence and valued personal service.

Huron Automatic Screw Company is based in St. Clair, Michigan, with a reputation that stands tall around the country with its mission statement, “…to achieve success for our primary stakeholders by providing quality manufactured products to our customers through innovative solutions and shared values.” The highest standard of manufactured products comes from investing in leading-edge technology and Lean Manufacturing principles that continue to be catalysts for its success. Along with these principles, Huron Automatic Screw Company has invested in understanding the need for personal, precise, fast service for every customer served. In today’s competitive business environment, the leading edge lies in understanding its customer base. Huron Automatic Screw Company makes this a top priority. Constant communication from prototype to testing to production, precise tooling, and customer satisfaction are paramount. As a member of organizations like Precision Machine Products Association (PMPA), National Fastener and Distributor Association (NFDA), Huron Automatic Screw Company remains at the top in fastener manufacturing with an awareness of industry needs while adhering to regulatory changes in the ever-changing industry. When considering a quality fastener manufacturer, choose Huron Automatic Screw Company for all of your precision product requirements.

About Huron Automatic Screw Company

With over 86 years of experience, Huron Automatic Screw Company is highly regarded in the fastener manufacturing industry for product excellence and quick turnaround, making us an ideal partner to handle your prototype through production quantity jobs. Our precision machined threaded fasteners, pins, spacers and other parts are purchased by fastener distributors, component manufacturers and OEMs across the United States and go into a wide variety of components such as axles, power trains, suspensions, engines and steering components.

Our tradition of quality and our use of innovative modern manufacturing practices have been our company’s competitive edge in manufacturing precision machined products.  Add to that our reputation for on-time delivery and competitive prices, and you’ve got every answer you need to give us a try on your next project.

Huron Automatic Screw Company
4918 Gratiot Ave
St Clair, MI
48079
US
Phone: 810-364-6636
Huron Automatic Screw Company Values Safety within the Heavy Duty Trucking Industry

Huron Automatic Screw Company Values Safety within the Heavy Duty Trucking Industry

Huron Automatic Screw Company supports ongoing innovations within the heavy duty trucking industry that continue to reduce safety risks among workers.

Considering that our fasteners and precision machined parts are, more often than not, being applied to a larger project in the automotive industry, meeting safety standards is an absolute necessity. When it comes to vehicle safety, there is always more that can be done to protect drivers and passengers on the road.

Due to the continuous innovation in safety technology over the last few decades, protecting workers in the automotive world has been improving exponentially. In fact, the heavy duty trucking industry has recorded a decline in the number of fatalities involving trucks weighing 10,000lbs or more, despite an increase in the number of miles driven in this category. Overall, the last decade has seen a 40% decrease in fatalities related to the heavy duty trucking industry. Huron Automatic Screw Company celebrates the notion represented by these statistics, but as long as there are any fatalities, we will see room for innovation and improvement.

Dedicated to Safety Innovation

Huron Automatic Screw Company supports several organizations that take on the responsibility of ensuring the validity of federal safety regulations. This includes such organizations as the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHA). While safe practices in the industry rely heavily on the competence of the vehicle’s operator, component manufacturers, suppliers, and trucking manufacturers continue to network and share ideas that might contribute to higher safety standards in the industry overall.

At Huron Automatic Screw Company, we are committed to playing a role in the support of trucking safety by upholding our reputation for quality and reliability. We set strict standards for each part we manufacture that ensure the performance, reliability, and safety of the product. Our process includes working closely with clients to guarantee their components meet their specified requirements, such as exacting temperature, pressure, or application demands. We specialize in serving a widely-ranged client base and meet requirements that entail premium craftsmanship and reliability. Huron Automatic Screw Company employs a diverse staff with decades of combined knowledge. We use the latest technology and practices in order to provide customers with the highest quality.

As a manufacturer with over 85 years in the business, Huron Automatic Screw Company has built a strong reputation for ongoing innovation, quality, and reliability. If you want to feel assured that the parts comprising your final product are going to perform their purpose as needed—and ultimately reduce safety risks in the industry—sourcing from a reputable manufacturer like Huron Automatic Screw Company is ideal for your business.

About Huron Automatic Screw Company

With over 85 years of experience, Huron Automatic Screw Company is highly regarded in the fastener manufacturing industry for product excellence and quick turnaround, making us an ideal partner to handle your prototype through production quantity jobs. Our precision machined threaded fasteners, pins, spacers and other parts are purchased by fastener distributors, component manufacturers and OEMs across the United States and go into a wide variety of components such as axles, power trains, suspensions, engines and steering components.

Our tradition of quality and our use of innovative modern manufacturing practices have been our company’s competitive edge in manufacturing precision machined products.  Add to that our reputation for on-time delivery and competitive prices, and you’ve got every answer you need to give us a try on your next project.

Huron Automatic Screw Company
4918 Gratiot Ave
St Clair, MI
48079
US
Phone: 810-364-6636
How to ‘Go Green’ in the Manufacturing Industry

How to ‘Go Green’ in the Manufacturing Industry

Huron Automatic Screw Company offers insight into implementing new and innovative processes to create a more sustainable workplace.

In the current political climate, it has become apparent that the state of the environment is a high-priority concern for many people around the world. At Huron Automatic Screw Company, we share that concern. As a manufacturer involved in several industries that have an impact on the environment, such as the various facets of the transportation industry, it is our responsibility to make a conscious effort to go green. That’s why we believe in the continuous improvement of our methods and tools to create a more sustainable work environment.

The Push to ‘Go Green’

It seems only right that automotive and transportation manufacturers have a greater responsibility to go green due to the polluting nature of and high demand for their products. Huron Automatic Screw Company wants to offer a few tips that might help your business make the transition to sustainability:

  • Perform an Energy Audit of Facilities – This will identify the areas in the building where energy is being wasted, or harming the environment. With this information, manufacturers can make adjustments, such as switching to energy-efficient lighting products (automated motion lights are useful too), sealing air leaks in the building, and upgrading motors to greener models.
  • Reducing Waste – It’s very important to implement methods that carefully and consistently analyze production processes to monitor waste. By understanding where waste occurs and why, manufacturers can make sure every resource is being used as efficiently as possible.
  • Using Green Materials – One of the most obvious ways for manufacturers to create a more sustainable operation is by using environmentally-friendly materials. Though this is not possible in some situations—often the functionality of a product is dependent on the material—it’s important to take advantage when substituting for a greener material is an option.
  • Recycle and Re-Use Materials – Many manufacturers reduce waste and decrease material cost by recycling and re-using excess materials. In some cases, using raw materials cannot be avoided. However, if the project allows for it, companies can source raw materials in an environmentally-friendly fashion by getting them from waste streams, post-consumer waste, construction waste, or renewable agricultural sources.

Closely monitoring manufacturing procedures and inspecting facilities and machinery for efficiency is the key to transitioning to a sustainable work environment. Our staff at Huron Automatic Screw Company are trained to continuously do so in an effort to keep up with a transforming industry. We support the push toward sustainability and will continue to evolve with every innovation in motion to ‘Go Green’.

About Huron Automatic Screw Company

With over 85 years of experience, Huron Automatic Screw Company is highly regarded in the fastener manufacturing industry for product excellence and quick turnaround, making us an ideal partner to handle your prototype through production quantity jobs. Our precision machined threaded fasteners, pins, spacers and other parts are purchased by fastener distributors, component manufacturers and OEMs across the United States and go into a wide variety of components such as axles, power trains, suspensions, engines and steering components.

Our tradition of quality and our use of innovative modern manufacturing practices have been our company’s competitive edge in manufacturing precision machined products.  Add to that our reputation for on-time delivery and competitive prices, and you’ve got every answer you need to give us a try on your next project.

Huron Automatic Screw Company
4918 Gratiot Ave
St Clair, MI
48079
US
Phone: 810-364-6636
Manufacturing Models Growth, Inclusion, and Innovation for the U.S. Economy

Manufacturing Models Growth, Inclusion, and Innovation for the U.S. Economy

A recent industry publication article highlights the important contribution manufacturers make in the overall U.S. economy.

During a recent interview with Mark Muro, head of the Metropolitan Policy Program at Brookings, Industry Week discussed the important impact the manufacturing industry has on the national economy. Muro argues that the manufacturing industry is a vital component of the U.S. economy. He credits the industry’s positive influence to its continuing innovation and growing export capabilities. For manufacturers, this is a welcome discussion. Manufacturing companies provide nearly 60 to 70 percent of the nation’s exports and are a primary driver of private domestic research and development investments.

Inclusive and Responsible Employment

In the article, Muro makes the case that manufacturers also boost the economy by paying higher wages to employees which include individuals who may have industry specific training but do not necessarily have a college degree. This allows workers to enjoy a living wage while they continue to make an important contribution to the nation’s economy.   Furthermore, Muro points out that the manufacturing industry is overall productive, well-paying, and inclusive. He stresses that this is an excellent model for all industries and wants to keep a conversation going on how we can adopt these traits across our economy to help improve our country’s financial situation.

Constant Collaboration Drives Innovation

In addition to these attributes, the article also discusses the collaborative and innovative aspects of the manufacturing industry and points towards ways the industry is growing and evolving. Engineers and technicians no longer work alone, but collaborate on projects to take products to the next level and discover ways to creatively solve problems and meet new demands. This is especially apparent in the automotive aftermarket industry and automotive performance racing industries. New components are designed every year that improve vehicle efficiency and performance and require a new level of skill and ingenuity to develop, manufacture, and implement.

Proud to Support Collaborative Practices

At Huron Automatic Screw Company, we recognize the importance of collaboration and innovation. We value our employees as an integral component of our business and are proud to provide exceptional service and quality to our clients for the last 85 years. Thanks to the commitment of our staff and visionary leadership of our management team, we are set up to participate in the growth and innovation of the manufacturing industry for years to come. Consequently, our clients appreciate the long-term reliability we offer and the commitment we hold to developing meaningful relationships with our customers.

About Huron Automatic Screw Company

With over 85 years of experience, Huron Automatic Screw Company is highly regarded in the fastener manufacturing industry for product excellence and quick turnaround, making us an ideal partner to handle your prototype through production quantity jobs. Our precision machined threaded fasteners, pins, spacers and other parts are purchased by fastener distributors, component manufacturers and OEMs across the United States and go into a wide variety of components such as axles, power trains, suspensions, engines and steering components.

Our tradition of quality and our use of innovative modern manufacturing practices have been our company’s competitive edge in manufacturing precision machined products.  Add to that our reputation for on-time delivery and competitive prices, and you’ve got every answer you need to give us a try on your next project.

Huron Automatic Screw Company
4918 Gratiot Ave
St Clair, MI
48079
US
Phone: 810-364-6636
How Huron Automatic Screw Company Overcame Decreased Material Availability

How Huron Automatic Screw Company Overcame Decreased Material Availability

 

Summary

 
Huron Automatic Screw Company has been producing a part used in the drivetrain of Class 8 heavy-duty trucks for many years. There was only one type of steel to be used for this part’s production. The allowed steel material contained lead, which improved machinability. Demand for the parts increased and resulted in decreased availability of the leaded material. Huron Automatic Screw Company took the initiative to address the issue; testing alternative materials and finding a cost savings for both the distributor and end user.
 

The Challenge

 
Huron Automatic Screw Company has been producing a part used in the drivetrain of Class 8 heavy-duty trucks for many years. There are two variations of this product. There is a specific type of steel (41L40) used to produce this part. The steel material 41L40 contains lead to improve machinability.

Demand of the parts began to increase, which coincided with decreased availability of the leaded 41L40 material. It was found that domestic suppliers were eliminating the manufacturing of materials containing lead and foreign suppliers were limiting its use, extending lead times to 4-6 months. Material sourcing became increasingly difficult, solidifying the 41L40 availability issue.
 

The Solution

 
Huron Automatic Screw Company hypothesized that specifications for the hex nut could be opened up to include other materials that are more readily available and at a lower cost. In their research, the team found that the original part specifications only required heat treatment to provide a certain hardness level. There were no mechanical property requirements. This opened up the possibility of using more readily available materials.

First, the customer was approached with material availability problem. While the customer was sensitive to the issue, they did not have the engineering expertise to suggest an alternative.

The team at Huron Automatic Screw Company used their knowledge and experience of materials and machining to source several new material options. At their own expense, the team purchased the alternative materials and proceeded to process test material parts.

The prospective new parts were submitted to the customer for review. Extensive information regarding the situation was provided for the customer to analyze. One of the options that Huron Automatic Screw Company proposed was available at a much lower price. This was chosen as a permanent new material for the part moving forward.
 

Conclusion

 
While Huron Automatic Screw Company could support increased demand of the part from a manufacturing standpoint, they were extremely challenged to find raw material. The team coordinated testing of new materials through multiple levels of communication.

In conclusion, this case study has set out to show Huron Automatic Screw Company’s ability to troubleshoot and solve machining issues. Their expertise allowed for a positive end result in the sourcing and testing of new materials. In this particular case, implementing a new material resulted in improved delivery of the part at a lower cost to the end user.

 

About Huron Automatic Screw Company

With over 85 years of experience, Huron Automatic Screw Company is highly regarded in the fastener manufacturing industry for product excellence and quick turnaround, making an ideal partner to handle prototype through production quantity jobs. Their precision machined threaded fasteners, pins, spacers and other parts are purchased by fastener distributors, component manufacturers and OEMs across the United States and go into a wide variety of components such as axles, power trains, suspensions, engines and steering components. The Huron Automatic Screw Company tradition of quality and use of innovative modern manufacturing practices have been the company’s competitive edge in manufacturing precision machined products.

Huron Automatic Screw Company
4918 Gratiot Ave
St Clair, MI
48079
US
Phone: 810-364-6636
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