Choosing a Mil-Spec Supplier

3 Things to Know When Choosing A Mil-Spec Supplier

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Companies, suppliers, and manufacturers involved in the military and defense industries are well aware of the highly specialized nature of these products. Every part, component, or piece of equipment manufactured to serve the military and defense industry must adhere to a strict standards, commonly known as Mil-Spec. Mil-Spec, short for “military specifications,” is used to […]

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3 Ways to Reduce Turnaround Time and Stamping Costs

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At Keats Manufacturing Co., we take great pride in our dedication to our customers, especially as we design and develop stamped components, subassemblies, and other stamped solutions for various applications across a diverse range of industries. Part of that dedication involves making it easier for our customers to cost-effectively and efficiently meet their metal stamping […]

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Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner Acknowledges Keats’ Accomplishments in Inaugural Speech

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In his inaugural speech this week, newly-elected Governor Bruce Rauner recalled his visit to Keats Manufacturing Company and described what he learned from Keats’ history. Rauner acknowledged how far Keats has come: from one employee and a couple machines in 1958, to employing 110 Illinois workers and 75 machines running 24 hours a day, 5 […]

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Keats Supports STEM Education

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U.S. manufacturing growth accelerated for a third straight month, according to an industry report at the beginning of May. As seen in The Institute for Supply Management (ISM), national factory activity rose in April, continuing upward from March—which shows every indication of a continuing trend. There’s a glitch in this economic scenario, though. Today’s manufacturing […]

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A 2014 Year in Review for Keats Manufacturing Co.

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2014 brought new trends, new resources and new websites for Keats Manufacturing Co. Before we look forward to 2015, we’re stepping back to highlight three achievements from the past year that are worth acknowledging. Choosing a Mil-Spec Supplier: Criteria, Questions & Pitfalls Becoming a reliable supplier to defense- and military-related firms offers access to valuable contracts and invaluable […]

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