MILWAUKEE (July 16, 12:10 p.m. ET) — Milwaukee-based injection molder Pereles Bros. Inc. is partnering with the Chirch Global Manufacturing Network LLC, an organization that allows small and mid-sized manufacturing companies to collaborate and reach a more diverse customer base.
“We hope to get more quotes and at the same time provide a single source [to the customer],” said Ted Muccio, president of Pereles Bros., in a telephone interview.
The Chirch Global Network, based in McHenry, Ill., consists of 15 manufacturing companies located in the Midwest. Overall the network's companies have more than 1,200 employees, more than 925,000 square feet of factory and warehouse space, and annual sales of more than $200 million.
Each member continues as its own entity, but the partnership provides a convenient marketing and quoting arrangement for customers.
Muccio said network members have similar business philosophies, ethical operational practices and high standards.
Other company members include tool-and-die, metal stamping and fabrication companies.
Muccio said each individual company can handle business that comes its way, and they also can bring in partners as needs are determined. Customers also can get quotes through Chirch.
Pereles, which started in 1925, specializes in design and development of products for original equipment manufacturers. Key end markets include medical, food service, housewares, automotive aftermarket, electrical, power tools, and lawn and garden.
The molder has 80 employees, with 32 injection molding presses, ranging up to 725 tons. Pereles also does insert molding, overmolding and two-shot molding. The company does many value-added services such as assembly and inventory management.