Military Contract Manufacturing

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The term contract manufacturing is used to describe a situation in which the needs of one company, business or client are met by hiring another company under contract. The arrangement may also be referred to as subcontracting or outsourcing because the work that is done comes from another source. Many governments or security forces take part in military contract machining because it is easier to hire an existing manufacturing facility than it is to build one and hire and train a workforce to produce the military products. Read More…

Military Contract Manufacturing Military contract manufacturing is completed by a company that is hired by a client to produce products for the military. Military contract manufacturing requires skills, tools, equipment and materials that are used in many other manufacturing processes. Because of the demand for military and defense products, manufacturers in related fields seek certification because most governments hold certain standards military products they purchase.

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Stuart, FL  |  772-286-9278

Manufacturer of standard and custom rubber products. Made of EPDM, neoprene, nitrile, dense, recovery sponge rubber and silicone compounds. Secondary processes such as die cutting, notching, and glue splicing are offered. Products can be shipped in one or two days.

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Britech Industries $$$

Cleveland, OH  |  888-327-6714

Talan Products is a leading contract manufacturing company specializing in metal stamping, aluminum extrusions, assembly & secondary operations supporting OEMs primarily in the building components, automotive & fastener industries. Founded in 1986 & ISO 9001 certified, Talan is dedicated to customer-driven innovation, value creation & workforce development to ensure world-class performance.

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Talan Products Inc. $$$

Allenton, WI  |  262-251-1632

Maysteel provides complex sheet metal fabrication with a focus on design for manufacturing. Founded in 1936, we combine our extensive engineering experience and market knowledge with an expanding supply chain footprint, allowing us to fabricate products that others can’t. We design, engineer and manufacture custom OEM sheet metal enclosures, kiosks, cabinets and racks. We have locations in the U.S. and Mexico, as well as partnerships in Europe. For more information, visit www.maysteel.com.

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Maysteel Industries, LLC $$$

Odenton, MD  |  800-394-7883

When American Urethane responds to a quote, you are able to talk to one of their expert engineers who understand all your needs and concerns. This allows you to be assured that you will receive the precise product you need for you application. For unsurpassed workmanship at competitive prices, contact American Urethane for your contract manufacturing needs.

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American Urethane, Inc. $$$

Middlesex, NJ  |  800-229-3338

Petro provides contract manufacturing for our customers and offers many capabilities, such as customized shapes & extruded tubing, along with tape application, coiling & angle cutting. We have a full staff of engineers who can assist you & ship out stock products within 24 hours of your order. At Petro, we take extreme pride in our service & quality. We will deliver a product on time – every time.

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Petro Extrusion Technologies, Inc. $$$

Apple Valley, MN  |  888-638-3604

Tyler Madison provides contract manufacturing for a broad range of industries. They provide companies with a full line of products that are used for powering, lifting, hanging, pulling, braking, suspending & winding of 270lbs - 14,400 lbs tension. Tyler offers prototyping, production runs, rope strength testing, design assistance & custom rope assemblies. Contact us today to learn more!

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Tyler Madison, Inc. $$$

Cleveland, OH  |  440-238-3009

Our staff boasts over 100 years combined of field industry experience. We have been offering top of the line contract manufacturing services for over twenty-five years and this is something that we strive to continue long into the future. With our 45,000 square foot facility we are dedicated to manufacturing whatever you need to keep your business moving smoothly. Visit us on the web today to see what else we can do for you!

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GSH Industries, Inc. $$$

Beloit, WI  |  800-393-7917

If you are looking for reliable contract manufacturing, look no further than Western Container Corporation. We have been in this business for over 70 years and we know what it takes to remain successful. Hard work and a good product only go so far, dedication to customer service is what sets our company apart from the competition. We accept all orders both large and small and our lead times are some of the quickest in the industry.

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Western Container Corp. $$$
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Military contract manufacturers come from many kinds of industries including the aerospace manufacturing sector. These firms rely on vendors, suppliers and manufacturers for parts, supplies, software, computers, electrical components and other items necessary to build the machines or vehicles. In fact, they hired companies may hire a subcontractor for specialty parts or sizes.

There is a large variety of products made through military contract manufacturing ranging from vehicles, aircraft, weapons, shelters, body armor and other equipment. Many products are made from stainless steel, iron or other metals such as tanks, guns, helmets, rocket shells, rocket bodies, barbed wire, helicopters and much more.

Before the manufacturing process even begins, the company interested in hiring a subcontractor requests bids from various contract manufacturers. Usually this "company" is a government because military supplies and products are not available to the general public. The client chooses from among the bids and job estimates from the interested manufacturers and they discuss the details of the contract.




Some manufacturing contracts are measured by units of time and last for a few years while others are measured by the output, such as the number of hummers or fight planes that are manufactured. Some military subcontractors may be involved in major structural assembly for large projects while others perform the finishing processes necessary to prepare the part for another contract manufacturer; military contract manufacturing companies do not necessarily make products from the first to the last step but rather the components and materials are made in segments and passed from one company to the next. In this way, contract manufacturers can be very specialized.