American Manufacturing is Thriving


"We produce products of exceptional quality. We always meet or exceed our customer’s expectations regarding our business integrity. We are thoroughly committed to adherence, or collaborative enhancement of, demanding specifications."

"This allows us to hire motivated people right here in the Heartland of America, people who once feared they would never again find a job where their skills could shine."

Watch the brief video below to hear from the President about the future of American manufacturing

Video Transcript

Allow me to introduce myself. I am Claude Sparks, President of Excellon Technologies. I am also a proud Vietnam Combat Veteran that served in the United States Air Force. I love my country. I remain steadfastly patriotic. I routinely pray for God’s Blessings on our troops wherever they may be stationed.

However, in these times of difficult economic growth and ineffective government, many of us have had great concerns about the future of ourselves and this country we love so dearly.

How many times have you heard that “American manufacturing is dead”? People speculate that China and the rest of Asia will end up manufacturing everything. We will simply import and resell. It is apparent that the routine “offshoring” of manufacturing jobs in the United States has led to a shocking, frustrating collapse of the middle class.

Over the past 30 years, it seems that here in the “Rust Belt” those losses cut more deeply than in most places. Whether that is true or not, we at Excellon Technologies refuse to be bogged down in the past.

We produce products of exceptional quality. We always meet or exceed our customer’s expectations regarding our business integrity. We are thoroughly committed to adherence, or collaborative enhancement of, demanding specifications. We are pleased to be an American manufacturing company that is experiencing rapid, sustainable growth. We will not slow down.

That growth allows us to hire motivated people right here in the Heartland of America, People who once feared they would never again find a job where their skills could shine.

So what drives us? That comes from my personal manufacturing experience.

In 1966 I started a career as an apprentice toolmaker for General Electric. At that time there were five, robust motor plants in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Twenty one years later I was managing the last Fort Wayne plant and informing people we were going to close in another year or so. As we neared the end, it took 18 years of service to hold a job.

Through those years trying to maintain personal positivity has been a consistent, gut-wrenching task. I believe many have felt the pain, as we all have watched an on-going manufacturing base deterioration for decades.

These experiences have led me to conclude:
If I am ever in a position to do so, I will fully communicate to all employees, in any organization I manage, a direct and clear understanding of our changing markets. We will then outline the internal, proactive changes that are necessary to position ourselves to enjoy an ever-thriving business together.

As owners of Excellon Technologies, my wife and I are in that position today.

To our customers: our commitment to you, as Solution Specialists, is to provide the best, highest quality products and services for today’s and tomorrow’s markets. While this keeps us well-positioned going forward, we will keep an ever-vigilant eye on how to best serve you both now and then.

To our employees: our commitment to you is to work with you to build a company that will provide gainful employment up through your retirement. With your help, it will also be there for your children, your grandchildren, and on and on. Strategically, we will be ever-prepared and ready for whatever growing market is available to us.

"As Solution Specialists, we are passionately committed to being a nimble, productive, and team-spirited enterprise that will change with the times. We will always press forward and will never be stuck in the past."

"We support and embrace business relationships that are two-way, honorable, collaborative and synergistic. We do as we say. We are culturally-bound to living up to our verbal and written communication."

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To our customers: our commitment to you, as solution specialists, is to provide the best, highest quality products and services for today’s and tomorrow’s markets... we will keep an ever-vigilant eye on how to best serve you both now and then.

Please consider this, if you are frequently disappointed with the disparity between typically presented and actual business relationships, talk with us. We share those sentiments. We support and embrace business relationships that are two-way, honorable, collaborative and synergistic

If you’re a business and wondering what we can do to serve you, please check out our solutions page to learn more. If you’re looking to join our unique and fast growing enterprise, click here to learn about careers.

If you have any comments or questions, please let us know using the form here.

Claude and Jill Sparks

Sincerely,
Claude W Sparks
President, Excellon Technologies, Inc.