History

  • 1946 - Founded by Kurt Kuban, father of former president and owner Bill Kuban
  • 1950's - Introduction of the "Kurt Vise", the industry leader in precision workholding solutions
  • 1970's - Kurt's success with business partner relationships helped to make Kurt into an industry leader in contract cnc machining and manufacturing.
  • 1980's- As part of a vertical integration strategy, acquisition of several businesses complementing 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 their new division Kurt Engineered Systems with the development of Kurt Check, an SPC software and hardware package.
  • 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 continue through implementation of the following processes which are the basis for our current quality policy:

Quality Programs

Basic SPC AWAIR APQP
Advanced SPC Kaizen PPAP
Design of Experiments 5 S Program PFEMA
Team Training 6 Sigma FEMA
Quality Manual JIT NADCAP
Gage R & R Cellular Manufacturing  
AS 9100 B ISO 9000-2001 and QS 9000 ( Pueblo Plant only)
  • 1998 - Development of Kurt Kinetic Trainer
  • 2003 - Development of Kurt Hydraulics
  • 2004 - Manufacturing partner for Delta Hawk
  • 2008 - Coon Rapids Addition
  • 2009 - Addition of CMM Area
  • 2010 - Addition of the Doosan turning lathes.
  • 2011 - Steve Carlsen named President and CEO.
  • 2011 - Addition of a Mazak 5 axis machining center with palette system. 
  • 2011 - In November, Kurt Manufacturing became an ESOP company. (Employee Stock Ownership Plan).

Call to Action

Kurt Manufacturing is committed to customer satisfaction through continuous improvement.


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