Stan Baldwin founder of State Industries Ltd with Prime Minister of Canada – John Diefenbaker
In 1969 Stan Baldwin started State Industries in Winnipeg, Canada, as a polyurethane parts manufacturer to serve the Canadian mining industry. Stan quickly saw the growing market for the durable cast polyurethane elastomer products in various industrial applications. As the company began to grow, so did its list of services, producing parts for the military, agriculture, automotive and mining industries.
In 1975 Stan moved State Industries to a larger facility on Wall Street
In 1992, Payam Towfigh took over the operation, and shortly after a joint venture was establish with RollerBlade Inc. of Minnesota to manufacture patent-pending in-line skate wheels for international markets. Virtually overnight State Industries became a major manufacturer of wheels in North America. A fully automated factory was built in Winnipeg and several million skate wheels were produced during the course of production. At the same time the industrial division of State Ind. grew rapidly and new techniques and methods were developed to produce more complex parts for many applications.
In 2000 SI moved to a larger facility on Border Street
In 2007 State Industries added a new CNC division to its production facility. This new addition has enabled State Industries to provide water jet cutting and CNC machining services to our customers for variety of materials and substrates such as UHMW, Teflon, Polycarbonate, acrylic, rubber, metals, granite and many other bar stocks and sheet material.
In 2009 State Industries moved to its new location with more than 40,000 square feet of manufacturing and warehousing space that enables it to serve customers throughout the North American continent.
State Industries is ISO 9001 certified. What does that mean?
ISO 9001 is the internationally recognized standard for the quality management of businesses.
- It applies to the processes that create and control the products and services an organization supplies
- It prescribes systematic control of activities to ensure that the needs and expectations of customers are met
- It is designed and intended to apply to virtually any product or service, made by any process anywhere in the world
Cost savings can be made through improved efficiency and productivity, as product or service deficiencies will be highlighted. From this, improvements can be developed, resulting in less waste, inappropriate or rejected work and fewer complaints. Customers will notice that orders are met consistently, on time and to the correct specification.