Contract Industrial Tooling
In 2017, Contract Industrial Tooling (CIT) celebrated thirty years of offering top-notch design in manufacturing, alteration and repair of cabs, canopies, lift gates, shipping containers and racks and medical therapy tables.
CIT’s history of excellence originated when it began in 1987 as a modest two-man tooling operation in Dayton, Ohio specializing in light contract manufacturing. CIT then expanded into making custom steel shipping racks and containers used by the automotive industry for transporting parts such as doors and windshields. Over time, proven performance through consistent quality enabled CIT to prove its worth and grow as it increased its range of products.
CIT has been recognized by Toyota Material Handling with an Excellence in Supply Chain award. It has also received other accolades from the area Chamber of Commerce acknowledging the impact it has had on the community. The company specializes in solutions for the material handling, construction, industrial and utility sectors. As CIT continues to change, new products are added that have led to developing a growing presence in industries that use hydraulic lift gates and medical therapy tables.
Contract Industrial Tooling is ISO 9001:2008 certified and working toward 2015 certification as well as ISO 13485 certification for the medical field. The company is also looking towards FDA registration by the end of the year to bolster its ability to deliver first-rate products.
The company has invested considerably in its facilities to include state-of-the-art equipment and technology plus large manufacturing areas dedicated to medical therapy table assembly and shipping racks as well as two cab assembly areas. To ensure operational efficiency, Contract Industrial Tooling invests time, effort, and resources into training employees with regard to quality and safety. Giving employees opportunities for advancement and continuous improvement results in both improved customer satisfaction and company growth.
One area of future activity for Contract Industrial Tooling will be automated equipment. To add to the extensive equipment and capabilities it already has, there is an increased focus on designing and building its own robotic welders. Contract Industrial Tooling has ten robotic welders and two flat-bed lasers with plans to add to that. By designing and introducing new methods of tooling for its robotic welders, the company will reduce its reliance on manual welding, while improving consistency and accuracy.
In exciting news, Contract Industrial Tooling proudly introduced its Concept Cab of the Future 2.0 at CONEXPO 2017. Requiring no complicated installation, the “plug and play” cab was designed based on customer and operator feedback. It boasts complete 360-degree visibility that allows an operator to be fully aware of surroundings, the ability to be tilted up to twenty degrees, easier servicing, and an escape hatch.