• Founded

    Founded by Kurt Kuban, father of former President and Owner Bill Kuban.

  • Kurt Vise Introduced

    Introduction of the Kurt Vise, the industry leader in precision workholding solutions.

  • Kurt becomes an industry leader

    Kurt's success with business-partner relationships made Kurt an industry leader in contract CNC machining and manufacturing.

  • Business acquisitions

    As part of a vertical integration strategy, acquisition of several businesses complementing the existing corporate capabilities. Acquisitions included:

    • 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
  • Kurt Engineered Systems introduced

    Kurt introduces their new division Kurt Engineered Systems with the development of Kurt Check, an SPC software and hardware package.

  • Kurt opens a second precision machining facility

    Pueblo, CO, became home of Kurt’s second facility and supported Colorado's high-tech industry with the addition of impact extruding.

  • Kurt Manufacturing's Quality Journey Continues

    In the 90s, Kurt Manufacturing got serious about quality control and implemented the following processes:

    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)
  • Kurt Kinetic Trainer Developed

  • Kurt Hydraulics Developed

  • Delta Hawk manufacturing partner

  • Coon Rapids location added

  • CMM area added

  • Doosan turning lathes added

  • Steve Carlsen named President and CEO

  • Mazak 5 axis machining center with palette system added

  • ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan) company established