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Kurt Manufacturing Company
1325 Quincy Street Northeast
Minneapolis
Minnesota USA-55413
USA
[t] +1 800 328 2565
[f] +1 612 623 3902
History of Kurt Manufacturing

1947 - Founded by Kurt Kuban, father of current president and owner Bill Kuban
1950's - Introduction of the "Kurt Vise", the industry leader in precision workholding solutions
1960's - Kurt Manufacturing is positioned as a major supplier to the burgeoning disk drive industry and other high tech industries
1970's- Kurt's success with business partner relationships grew Kurt into an industry leader in contract manufacturing
1980's - As part of a vertical integration strategy, acquisition of several businesses complimenting the existing corporate capabilities - acquisitions include:
Two screw machine facilities; one in Minneapolis, MN and one in Lyman, NE
Summit Gear - a precision gear manufacturer in Minneapolis, MN
Strite Anderson - an aluminum die cast facility in Fridley, MN

1986 - Kurt introduces the Kurt Check, an SPC software and hardware package. Kurt Electronics is the premier custom manufacturer of SPC data collection systems, modular gaging systems and inline gaging systems.

1987 - Kurt opened a second precision machining facility in Pueblo, CO in support of Colorado's high tech industry, with the addition of impact extruding as a new capability

1990's - Kurt Manufacturing's continued quality journey through implementation of the following processes which are the basis for our current quality policy:

1996 - Dyna Fab (tube bending) and Theradyne Healthcare were acquired to further expand into the healthcare market
1998 - Development of Kurt Kinetic Trainer
2003 - Development of Kurt Hydraulics
2003 - Development of Kurt Chipmunk
2004- Manufacturing partner for Delta Hawk
Jaw vices with quick change capability
22 November, 2004
Kurt introduces new HDL family of large 4in opening high density machinable jaw vices with new quick change jaws; they provide repeatable clamping to 0.001in
 
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