Finished the First Forty Years … Onto Forty Fabulous More
From an 800-square foot pole barn, DeWy Mfg. has transformed into a thriving 98,000 square foot building within the past forty years. Over that time period, the company has developed into a precision sheet metal powerhouse featuring a talented group of team members and a wide range of precision sheet metal capabilities.
But what propelled DeWys to where it is today, are the same values and tenets that created the culture in that little red pole barn forty years ago. Four key guides the company continues to use today, (1) Advancement – Everything and everyone can be improved, (2) Character – Do what is right, (3) Customer Astonishment – They drive our success, and (4) Talent – Be the best you can be. All four are important to DeWys.
2017 developed and set the foundation for the company to be in business for the next forty years. With record sales, hiring over 50 new team members, the companies first business acquisition, first collaborative robot, and a redefined focus on culture, exciting things are happening and will continue to roll into 2018.
Looking back, we could have NOT accomplished any of this without the hard working, talented, and dedicated team members. Summer was a bit of a toil for all, with a substantial spike in our business resulting in an increase of overtime. BUT we made it through, learned from our rapid growth and mistakes, and we are now set up for the next wave of business.
So, what is in store for 2018, that will have an impact on the next forty years to come? First, and foremost, the management team has wrapped up it’s annual, one-page strategic planning document, labeled the 2018 Road to Success. The plan consists of targets for the next 1, 5, and 15-years. Key areas of focus are culture development, investments in infrastructure and technology, getting to know our customers more, and improving our quality and delivery metrics just to name a few.
The company has been blessed in so many ways in the last forty years. There is always uncertainty in any future, and we will only endure the ups and downs by keeping the faith and working together as one. Thank you! – Jon DeWys, CEO of DeWys Manufacturing