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Prospect Machine Products Receives National and State Recognition for 2020 President’s E Award

PMP with Rep Zupkus and Sen Sampson

From Left: Karen McWhirt (PMP President), Lezlye Zupkus (R-89), Richard Laurenzi (PMP Chairman), Nicole Spaeth (PMP -Sales Manager), Rob Sampson (R-16)

Prospect Machine Products Receives State Recognition for 2020 President’s E Award

Prospect Machine Products was honored to receive citations from U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy as well as the Connecticut General Assembly as represented by Representative Lezlye Zupkus and Senator Rob Sampson who visited our business on Thursday, November 19.

“Congratulations on this achievement, we can’t wait to see what you do next.”-Connecticut General Assembly

Our family-owned deep draw metal stamping business has been in the town of Prospect and the state of Connecticut for 70 years now. Over the years we have provided hundreds of jobs to local residents as well as tool and die apprenticeships for students from our local vocational high school.  We have contributed to the civic fabric of the town and state through charitable contributions and service in local and state-wide business and educational organizations.

The President’s E Award was initiated by President Kennedy to recognize companies who demonstrate  export growth over a period of time.  Prospect Machine Products was one of 24 U.S. manufacturers to receive the 2020 award.

Have a deep draw metal stamping project that would be best handled by a provider that truly understands the customer experience and is committed to your success? Contact us! Email info@pmpdeepdraw.com or call 203-758-4448, X25 for our Sales Manager, Nicole Spaeth.

Prospect Machine Products Receives Presidential “E” Award for Exports

Logo of Prospect Machine ProductsProspect Machine Products Receives Presidential “E” Award for Exports

Deep draw metal stamping manufacturer recognized for contributing to the expansion of U.S. exports.

Prospect, CT: U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross notified Prospect Machine Products of its selection to receive the President’s “E” award for exports. The President’s “E” Award is the highest recognition any U.S. business can receive for making a significant contribution to the expansion of U.S. exports. 

“Prospect Machine Products has demonstrated a sustained commitment to export expansion. The “E” Awards Committee was very impressed with Prospect Machine Products’ more than doubling of export sales over the previous four years. The company’s use of government programs to identify buyers and further support international expansion was particularly notable. Prospect Machine Products’ achievements have undoubtedly contributed to national export expansion efforts that support the U.S. economy and create American jobs., ” said Secretary Ross in his congratulatory letter to the company announcing its selection.  

“Exporting is an important part of our sales.” said Richards Laurenzi, Chairman/ CEO of Prospect Machine Products. “Buyers and consumers in foreign markets want quality products made in the United States,  and we are honored to receive the E award. We are a small deep draw stamping manufacturer, a family business founded in 1950, so this greatly appreciated honor represents a milestone in our company’s history.”

In total, Secretary Ross honored 39 U.S. companies and organizations from across the country with the President’s “E” Award for their role in strengthening the U.S. economy by sharing American ingenuity outside of our borders. Out of the 39 companies and organizations, 24 were manufacturers.

U.S. companies are nominated for the “E” Awards through the U.S. Department of Commerce via their International Trade Division. With offices across the United States and in embassies and consulates around the world, The International Trade Division lends it expertise at every stage of the exporting process by promoting and facilitating exports and investment into the United States.

In 1961 President Kennedy signed an executive order reviving the World War II “E” symbol of excellence to honor and provide recognition to America’s exporters. Criteria for the award is based on four years of successive growth in one or more international markets.

 About Prospect Machine Products

Prospect Machine Products is a contract manufacturer of  deep draw metal stampings used in numerous commercial sectors including sealing technologies, medical devices, needle and ball bearings, industrial and compliance controls, and automotive. Deep draw forming is noted for its cost savings in material consumption and the elimination of post-production secondary operations.

For more information about the “E” Awards and benefits of exporting, visit: www.export.gov 

The Presidents E Award

 

 

 

Have a deep draw metal stamping project that would be best handled by a provider that truly understands the customer experience and is committed to your success? Contact us! Email info@pmpdeepdraw.com or call 203-758-4448, X25 for our Sales Manager, Nicole Spaeth.

Karen McWhirt, President of PMP Chats with Ari Santiago in Made in America Podcast

Karen McWhirt, President of Prospect Machine Products, a deep draw manufacturer, chats with Ari Santiago in this week’s Made in America podcast episode!

Karen McWhirt, President of Prospect Machine Products, a deep draw manuacturer chats with Ari Santiago in Made in America Podcast

October is manufacturing month and what a great way to celebrate! Manufacturing month honors modern manufacturing and is meant to encourage the next generation of manufacturers.

I had the opportunity to tag along with Karen to sit in on the recording of the Podcast. It was such a fun and engaging experience and I was surprised to learn upon our arrival that there was no editing!

Karen McWhirt, President of PMP, a deep draw manufacturer

Karen and Ari touch upon many pertinent topics in today’s manufacturing industry including:

    • Women’s everchanging roles in manufacturing and the strengths they can bring into the deep draw stamping environment
    • Working with CONNSTEP (Our statewide MEP) and SMA (Smaller Manufacturers Association of Connecticut) and the beneficial services that they provide such as networking, training, and support of small manufacturers in Connecticut
    • 5s and how it has positively impacted our business in the deep draw metal stamping industry
    • How people, technologies, and processes are the keys that we need focus on for our future success and to continue to be relevant as a deep draw metal stamping manufacturer
    • How the latest information technologies in sales and marketing have brought us deep draw stamping business and as Ari mentions,” lean into the changes and not to be afraid of them if you want to continue compete.”

Tune in and learn more by watching the full episode here!

Podcast website: http://madeinamericawithari.com/

YouTube page: https://www.youtube.com/user/itdirect151

Apple podcast link: https://tinyurl.com/y3olg8e3  

Have a deep draw metal stamping project that would be best handled by a provider that truly understands the customer experience and is committed to your success? Contact us! Email info@pmpdeepdraw.com or call 203-758-4448, X25 for our Sales Manager, Nicole Spaeth.

By Nicole Spaeth, Sales Manager at Prospect Machine Products

What We Do And Why We Do It

Deep Drawn Metal StampingsWhat we do:

We are a contract manufacturer of deep draw metal stampings. Deep draw stamping is a process in which the work piece is gradually stretched and formed into its final shape through a transfer press operation. Each operation within the press or “station” is a calculation of ratio between the force required to achieve the maximum depth of the work piece without deforming the metal. On average, most of our deep drawn parts pass through eight to twelve stations of operation to become the finished component. Visually, if you had a selection of deep draw shapes within your hand, they would resemble tubes, cans, covers or caps. Consumer products with deep draw components include household batteries, caps for perfume and cologne bottles, and some costume jewelry shapes.

Deep Draw Sealing ComponentsWhy we do it:

Our founder was a deep draw tool and die maker. Deep draw tool making is highly specialized within the tool and die industry, requiring a lengthy apprenticeship and close mentoring, beginning at the age of sixteen in vocational high school and work study pre-apprenticeship. This kind of training and its commensurate awards has created a great deal of trust, loyalty, and longevity for our business.

We do it because our parts are essential within our customers’ supply chains. Without our components, they could not complete their products. Whether it is an appliance part, a bearing part, an automotive part, a valve pump part, or a medical device part, our customers rely on us for its supply.

Finally, we do this to make life better for all of us. Our deep drawn components are in pollution control assemblies, fuel efficiency assemblies, drug and food processing equipment, and critical medical device delivery systems.

Have a deep draw metal stamping project that would be best handled by a provider that truly understands the customer experience and is committed to your success? Contact us! Email info@pmpdeepdraw.com or call 203-758-4448, X25 for our Sales Manager, Nicole Spaeth.

Welcome Nicole Spaeth to the PMP Team as Sales Manager

Nicole Spaeth, Sales Manager at Prospect Machine ProductsWe are pleased to welcome Nicole Spaeth as our new Sales Manager at Prospect Machine Products, a leading manufacturer of deep draw metal stampings. Nicole joined us on August 19, 2020.  Prior to Prospect Machine Products, she held similar job roles in manufacturing at Stanley Black and Decker, Neoperl, Inc. and Neoperl GmbH. Having had the opportunity to work at Neoperl’s global headquarters in Muellheim, Germany for two years, she takes pride in the growth and knowledge that she was able to gain within the manufacturing industry.  She has worked closely with global product management, purchasing, planning, quality and R&D teams. She is not afraid to roll up her sleeves and dive into any challenge that comes her way.  Her experience as a team member for project management, especially  her participation in bringing new products to market, will be a benefit to Prospect Machine Products’ team of engineers,  deep draw toolmakers, quality assurance, and customer service.  She looks forward to utilizing all the digital marketing platforms we have developed. The growth we have experienced selling our deep draw stampings through online marketing to new customers will continue under Nicole’s direction.

Nicole is a Connecticut native. She graduated from Central Connecticut with a Bachelor of Arts degree. Nicole and her husband have two young children, Luka and Emilia.

Welcome Nicole!

Have a deep draw metal stamping project that would be best handled by a provider that truly understands the customer experience and is committed to your success? Contact us! Email info@pmpdeepdraw.com or call 203-758-4448, X25 for our Sales Manager, Nicole Spaeth.