Category Archive: Plant Assist Services

Finding a Supplier with Plant Assist Capabilities

This spring, factories are seeing a modest increase in orders as we slowly bounce back from the multi-year recession that has plagued the US economy.

New reports show that demand for US exports is beginning to recover as the value of the US dollar has stabilized and international markets are starting to grow.

Though the numbers are low, with a 0.2 percent order growth overall, and 0.9 percent increase in durable goods, it is promising that the numbers are still moving up. Another indicator of economic growth, job creation, shows further growth trends. 211,000 new jobs were added in April, which is a major boom for the economy.

But what does all of this mean for manufacturers? It means they better boost their capabilities to keep up with rising demand.

For companies that have struggled the past few years and had to cut back on resources as a result, making room for increased production can be a major hurdle. With limited and aging capital equipment, and fewer employees available to run them, it’s understandable for there to be growing pains.

For this reason, manufacturers should build partnerships with other industrial companies that can pick up some of the slack when need be.

It may not be feasible for manufacturers to take on new trainees when demand continues to shift back and forth. But working with the right supplier can mean the difference between turning away potential customers, and being able to fill new orders.

One benefit of working with Ohio Valley Manufacturing is that we offer plant assist services to customers who need extra help fulfilling orders. We’ve provided temporary production of metal blanks and formed stampings to accommodate overflow at our customers’ facilities.

We can run low or high volume jobs depending on what our customers need. This is a critical benefit in the event of an equipment breakdown at a customer plant. Rather than lose sales during this downtime, we can continue to get orders filled through our plant assist capabilities.

To learn more about our value added services and how we can help your manufacturing plant, feel free to call us at 419-522-5818 or email

Ohio Valley Manufacturing’s Plant Assist Services

As a large capacity production facility we are able provide clients with plant assist services and temporarily provide production of high and low volume jobs. We have been able to do this for several of our clients who experience an unexpected interruption in service, whether a customer’s press breaks down or they have an influx of orders we are able to react quickly and provide fast turnaround.

Every level of our team works together from our tool room, to our scheduling managers, to our operations helps us to provide our customary quality service and give parts back to the customer as quickly as possible. Our facility can work with materials as thin as .020 inches up to .625 inches and can produce pieces that measure up to 72 inches by 100 inches.

We have experience with a variety of industries and are ready to meet the metal stamping needs for clients in the agriculture industry to the transportation industry. We are ISO 9001:2008 certified and customers interested in learning more about our plant assist services can visit our website or request a quote. We also encourage our blog readers to follow Ohio Valley Manufacturing on Twitter and LinkedIn to stay updated on all our company and industry news.