Springs & Things: a proud member of SMISeptember 30, 2015 REDWIRE is news you can use from leading suppliers. Powered by FRASERS.
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The Spring Manufacturers Institute (SMI) is an industry association for spring manufacturers and their associate supplier companies.
There are many reasons leading manufacturers like Springs & Things get involved with SMI. Among them are the opportunities for networking with other companies, getting access to information and resources, and providing leadership for the industry. All of these advantages can contribute to Springs & Things’ mission of providing high service levels and quality parts.
SMI holds regular conventions and conferences where members get the chance to network with their fellow professionals. Attendees can form key relationships to enhance their businesses, such as finding an ideal supplier.
Springs & Things can also find potential customers among the members, as the Mississauga, Ont.-based manufacturer often handles projects for its peers.
“We have earned the ultimate endorsement for a spring manufacturer — we are the supplier of choice for many other spring manufacturers that do different work than Springs & Things, or call on us to help with a rush spring order, or need our help to complete a specialty spring order,” the company says.
Information and resources
Springs & Things often helps customers with their spring design challenges.
“It happens more often than you might think because even skilled engineers can struggle with how to design a spring,” the company explains.
When assisting with design, the company strives to find innovative ways to improve functionality and reduce manufacturing cost. SMI is a valuable resource to help accomplish that. For instance, members have access to the Springmakers Exchange, an online marketplace where companies can buy or sell excess inventory, used equipment, and a range of products and services.
SMI also offers a range of technical guides, educational programs and industry data from member surveys.
SMI aims to strengthen the industry by helping individual springmakers improve. Members have the chance to provide leadership by helping to shape SMI’s activities and by sharing their expertise.
Springs & Things is particularly well suited to that task, as the company has an exceptional level of expertise — the senior sales and production staff has more than 125 years of combined experience.
The company’s participation in SMI is just one of the ways Springs & Things strives to offer customers the best products available. Visit the company website for more information.