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Utah Manufacturing Association Visits ‘Progress’

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October 11, 2018 by   Leave a Comment

Progress Mfg. employee celebrate Manufacturing Day

This week, the Utah Manufacturing Association (UMA) visited Progress Mfg. as part of its tour across the state visiting manufacturers to mark Manufacturing Day on Oct. 5 which included delivery of dozens of Utah-made Dunford Donuts.

“Rather than a one-day deal to celebrate Manufacturing Day, we wanted to recognize and express appreciation to the employees of these manufacturing companies,” said Todd Bingham, UMA president in a press release. “They’re the reason Utah manufacturing thrives, and the reason we have the great products we do.” 

Utah manufacturing is a $20 billion industry providing jobs for over 125,000 people working at 3,600 manufacturing companies.

Progress Mfg.’s Equal-i-zerhitch and FastwayFlash™ ball mounts have seen strong growth in the last few years and are part of the outdoor products’ “pocket of manufacturing.” 

The Equal-i-zer hitch, offering a lifetime warranty, has been made in America for over 70 years. Materials are shipped in from Michigan, Indiana, and Pennsylvania for the machining, fabrication, and assembly of the hitch.

“I love being part of American manufacturing,” said Steve Binks, production supervisor. “I am part of the Flash production team, where we take long extrusions of aluminum and turn them into the strongest, lightest-weight aluminum ball mounts in the country. It gives me such a feeling of fulfillment every time I drive on I-15 and see a ball mount that my team built pull a boat trailer, a horse trailer, or help create memories for families.”

 

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