Custom Products Is One Of Top Finishing Shops In North America

Custom Products Is One Of Top Finishing Shops In North America

Products Finishing magazine names Custom Products to its ‘Top Shops” list

CINCINNATI, Ohio – Custom Products of Litchfield, Inc. has been named one of the best finishing shops in North America, according to an industry benchmarking survey conducted by Products Finishing magazine, a trade publication which has covered the industry since 1938.

The magazine conducted an extensive benchmarking survey that analyzed hundreds of finishing companies in several different areas, including Current Finishing Technology, Finishing Practices and Performances, Business Strategies and Performances, and Training and Human Resources.

Only the top 50 shops were given the honor of being a Products Finishing magazine ‘Top Shop’ based on a scoring matrix in those four criteria. Seven of the Top Shops were located in Canada, and the remaining 43 were located in the U.S.

Custom Products has established itself as one of the best finishing operations in the industry,” said Tim Pennington, editor of Products Finishing magazine. “The criteria we used was very stringent, and only the top finishing shops that excelled in all four areas made the list. Custom Products is in rare air when it comes to finishing operations.”

Custom Products is located in Litchfield Minnesota, and offers operator cab and ROPS design, test and manufacturing including a variety of paint services utilizing phosphate free nanoceramic conversion coating, powder, liquid industrial single component or base / clear top coat finishes.

“We are extremely excited and pleased to be named one of Products Finishing magazine’s ‘Top Shops’,” said Randy Reinke, president/CEO of Custom Products. “Our employees and management team have worked very hard to be the best in the industry, and to provide our customers with quality service.”

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Cab for Club Car Carryall® Utility and Transport Vehicles

October, 2014

Custom Products of Litchfield Inc. has designed an optional cab for the Club Car Carryall® utility and transport vehicles, featuring easier assembly and installation, a lighter, stronger cab, better visibility, and added
comfort for operators. The new cab will be featured at GIE+EXPO at booth
number 9150.

The new improvements on the cab started with the use of a custom profile Roll
Over Protection System (ROPS) frame. The cab for the Carryall is enhanced to
make its section lighter and stronger for even more visibility from the operator’s seat. Modifications to the frame have resulted in more robust mounting and improved overall cab sealing, which allows for comfortable operation in any weather.

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Custom Products Partners with Mahindra for Integrated Cab Design

October, 2014

Custom Products, the market leader in the cab enclosure and operator protection system industry, has partnered with Mahindra on the cab design of the new Max 26XL Shuttle and HST tractor models.

The Custom Products cab is an optional feature on select Mahindra Max 26XL
models, and features operator comforts like a tip-out windshield, rear window, and right-side window for increased ventilation. The cab also has a left-side door with locking door handle for increased security, as well as an easy-access switch panel with fuse block and LED dome light.

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Custom Products Breaks Ground for Plant Expansion

September 29, 2014

The planned 20,000 square foot expansion to its Litchfield facility will enable Custom Products to begin manufacturing cabs utilizing expanded processes for several new major customers. Some of the additional expanded capabilities include warehouse expansion, new tube bending equipment and the addition of an off‐site paint and finishing facility. Custom Products is projecting an additional 31 jobs will be added due to the increased volume.

The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) has approved Custom Products’ participation in the Minnesota Job Creation Fund. Custom Products will receive rebates from the state as it completes the expansion and adds new jobs over a 7‐year period.

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Custom Products Introduces “Stan The Standards Man” to Highlight Safety, Testing

March, 2014

Custom Products of Litchfield Inc. has introduced a new member to the team; Stan The Standards Man. The character is the personification of a DLV (Deflection Limiting Volume), which is an orthogonal approximation of a large seated operator—a representation of the operator and the space that is generally occupied by that operator.

Stan the Standards Man was designed to spotlight the need for proper testing of roll over protection systems (ROPS), and falling object protection systems (FOPS), and how the myriad of industry standards apply to different types of ride-on equipment.

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