Industrial Machine and Engineering Company (IMEC) was recently awarded a Supplier Excellence Award from Essex Industries. IMEC, a custom metal fabricator that specializes in sheet metal parts and assemblies, was selected among hundreds of Essex’ suppliers to be recognized with this award. Joe Laktas, Supplier Quality manager with Essex, credited IMEC’s quality, on-time delivery, and pricing as some of the key metrics for winning the award.
“To be recognized by one of our customers is truly an honor,” said Eric Merriman, plant manager of IMEC “It really shows what a great team we have here. Everyone here has a hand in making these parts for Essex, from the front office to the production floor to shipping and every point in between. This is an award we all share.”
Some of the parts IMEC makes for Essex include stainless steel and aluminum panels, housings, and brackets. These parts often require forming, welding, powder coating, and silk screening. Many of these are used in Essex’s liquid oxygen systems, which are used in a variety of military and commercial applications.
IMEC, located in Monett, is an ISO 9001 certified company that specializes in full-service precision metal fabrication: sheet metal and machining capabilities; MIG, TIG, robotic and spot welding; offer in-house powdercoating and silkscreening. This is their 40th year in business.
Essex Industries, headquarters in St Louis, manufacturers, among other things, chemical and respiratory systems created for applications in fixed and rotary-wing aircraft, emergency breathing equipment, liquid oxygen equipment, and gas regulators.