Dan Low, Director of Manufacturing Operations and Dustin Schauer, Engineering and Sales Manager and Mike Pohl, Production and Quality Manager Louis D. Brandeis, Former Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, once said, “In differentiation, not in uniformity, lies the path of progress.”
This quote, which illustrates the importance of uniqueness in all walks of life, also holds true for the manufacturing world. With disruptions in the energy, automotive, aviation, mining, and construction industries, there is a rising need for specialized suppliers of robust fabrication and machining solutions. Thus, with a goal of chartering a path of uniqueness, Wisconsin-based Pro-Cise fabrication and machining solutions cements its cornerstone in the manufacturing industry. As a single-source contract manufacturer, the company emerges as the ideal provider of specialized fabrication and machining solutions for OEMs. The company also lends its robust capabilities to clients and helps them meet their project requirements on time.
“In the constantly evolving manufacturing environment, finding and sourcing the right material is like finding a golden egg in an egg basket,” says Dustin Schauer, Sales and Engineering Manager at Pro-Cise. According to Schauer, equipment manufacturers often find it challenging to weld complex and dissimilar metals. It not only requires specialized tooling but also substantial expertise. Pro-Cise simplifies this entire process with its industrial know-how. The company offers single-source manufacturing services, with its core competencies revolving around fabrication, machining, finishing, mechanical, hydraulic, electrical, and pneumatic assemblies. Its excellence ranges from carbon alloys and stainless steel to aluminum, among other metals. Backed by a workforce of highly-skilled professionals, Pro-Cise offers cost-effective and quality-driven results, on time.
The inception of Pro-Cise was initially driven by the fabrication needs of its sister companies—LPI, a manlift manufacturer, and LDPI, an industrial lighting company—under the flagship of Plank Enterprises, a manufacturing-oriented holding company.
In the constantly evolving manufacturing environment, finding and sourcing the right material is like finding a golden egg in an egg basket
Over the next few years, Pro-Cise branched out as a distinctive contract manufacturer to fulfill the needs of OEMs. Considering all this, there arises the question, what’s under the hood of Pro-Cise that makes it stand out in the manufacturing space? “Our ability to weld and machine complex parts with 100 percent traceable material and third party testing makes us a critical player in the industry,” says Mike Pohl, Production and Quality Manager of Pro-Cise. The AWS D1.1, D1.2, D1.6, and ASME IX certified welders utilize flux core arc welding (FCAW), gas metal arc welding (GMAW), and gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW) to facilitate welding of complex metals and components. The non-destructive third-party testing capabilities offered by Pro-Cise, including magnetic particle testing (MT), ultrasonic testing (UT), radiographic testing (RT), and penetrant testing (PT), ensure that the manufactured components are of the highest quality. Also, the 130,000 sq. ft. facility’s hoists and railway access enable seamless delivery of its robust solutions and services to clients all across the U.S.
The extensive capabilities of Pro-Cise do not stop here. “A large part of what sets the company apart from our competitors is our documentation and traceability process,” says Schauer. He believes that Pro-Cise has the best approach in place to facilitate seamless traceability. For instance, if one wishes to know what went into the fabrication of a product, they can easily pull up a material trace record and get the comprehensive recipe of the particular product. To better highlight this aspect, Dan Low, Director of Manufacturing Operations, cites instances when the trace records have helped its clients during third party testing. In such instances, Pro-Cise also collaborates with the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) and Det Norske Veritas (DNV)—an international accredited registrar and classification society—to conduct audits. In their first visit, the ABS/DNV ensures that the material trace records and welding procedures are correct, along with verifying the weld fit-up per print. During their final visit to witness the third-party non-destructive testing, and ensure that the parts meet their print specifications, ABS/DNV then issues a serialized number verifying the certification of the part.
Right now, with a focus set at the helm of the evolving manufacturing industry, Pro-Cise is continually expanding its equipment capabilities. Rather than splitting its attention to foreign markets, the company intends to solve the manufacturing problems faced by the regional OEM organizations. “Our team is like our family, and with seamless communication and attention to details, we ensure that our clients get complete satisfaction,” says Low.