Lockrey Manufacturing: Your Perfect Choice
Located in the heartland of the industrial Midwest, the Lockrey Manufacturing facility is geared for efficient, expedient, and quality production. Our philosophy, simple and time tested is this:
"Provide the customer with a value added product in a timely manner, utilizing the latest in technology while offering the technical support of the Lockrey Team."
About Lockrey Manufacturing
Lockrey Screw Products was founded in 1956 by John Lockrey; a screw machine company whose primary customer was the Toledo Scale Company. Mark Makulinski, a process engineer graduate from General Motors Institute, purchased the company in 1977. Lockrey's business increased through the addition of diversified machining capacity and acquisitions that included a complete Fabricating Division.
By 1989, the company had outgrown its original 6,000 square foot site and was relocated to its present location with 100,000+ square feet of floor space and room for expansion.
In 1990 Lockrey Screw Products became Lockrey Manufacturing to emphasize the company's diversity in manufacturing and the concept of the "INDUSTRIAL MALL", a one-stop shop for manufacturing.
ISO 9001 Certification was obtained in April 2000 and recertification in 2011, furthering Lockrey's commitment to providing quality products and services that support the company's specialized machining and fabricating business.
Employee Ownership: Why It Works
Lockrey's success has been built on the ability to deliver value to its customers. In order to accomplish this, each and every associate needed to be committed to the success of the company. In 2000, Lockrey Manufacturing became Employee Owned.
Upon completion of a year of service with Lockrey, each associate is eligible to accumulate shares as part owner of Lockrey through our Employee Stock Ownership Plan. The ESOP Plan provides a retirement savings for each associate as each participant's contributions purchase equity in the company. The shares purchased are then redeemed at retirement at the current value, plus the added value of the company.
Employee ownership works because employees see how their actions directly affect the financial success of the company as well as their own. In today's competitive global economy, businesses must maintain a workforce that is highly motivated, creative and skilled. Employee Ownership has allowed Lockrey to cultivate these traits in our employees.
Through the combination of a highly motivated workforce, where over half of all profits are shared, and a continuous investment in the latest manufacturing technology, Lockrey has remained a leader in the machining and fabricating markets. Today, Lockrey Manufacturing is a one stop, complete parts processing, manufacturing company.
Lockrey Receives 2008 Outstanding Supplier of the Year Award
Fisher Controls (www.fisher.com), a world leader in the manufacture of control valves and regulators, has awarded Lockrey Manufacturing their 2008 Outstanding Supplier of the Year Award. We are very proud of this designation, and appreciate the dedication of all of our associates that made this achievement possible. Click on the photo to see a full-screen image of our team accepting the award.
Lockrey Manufacturing & The Community:
Community service plays an important role in the operations at Lockrey Manufacturing. Every year, employees donate a portion of their bonus money and time to volunteer at two handpicked organizations. Employees and their families are willing and ready to do whatever is asked of them and always end the day with a smile on their face knowing the good deeds that were done. The organizations that are chosen are nominated by Lockrey employees and narrowed down until 2 groups are chosen. Below are the most recent projects that Lockrey has participated in:
Innovation and Community Charity are Mainstays with the Associates at Lockrey Manufacturing
BY: CHRIS GALFORD
Robots. Automated machine processing. High tech defines the facilities at Lockrey Manufacturing, as this product of the industrial 1950s has made the transition from mechanical to electronic processing. What began as Lockrey Screw Products has evolved continuously over the years, adapted to the times, and shown that diversity is key in maintaining relevance in the business sphere.
One of the stories Don Vollmar, president of Lockrey, is fond of telling is that the company has lost its largest customer seven times in its history yet continues to flourish.
“Our diversity is king. It allows us to stay in business,” Don said.
That diversity has extended to robotics in the modern era, utilizing automated programs and production technicians for guaranteed precision in material handling. Thanks to highly skilled associates operating and programming them, those machines do what would be mindboggling to most floor workers even today: consistently addressing tolerances down to a scale of one-tenth of a thousandth of an inch, according to Don. It puts them at the forefront of their game....Read More
Lucas County Pit Crew – May 16, 2015
The Lucas County Pit Crew is committed to helping Pit Bull Terrier like dogs in our local area through education, advocacy, training assistance, spay/neuter promotion/foster care and adoption. Pit Crew defines themselves as a FOR PURPOSE organization because they are making a positive difference in our community each and every day.
Lockrey volunteers had the privilege to assist in two events for the Lucas County Pit Crew. On May 9th, during the annual Run for the Bulls 5K, Lockrey volunteers helped with registration, dog walking, set-up, and tear down, water stations and anything else that was asked of them. On May 16th, volunteers helped with painting an organization of the Pit Crew facility where the dogs are housed while awaiting adoption. As always, smiles were abundant and lots of fun was had by all at both events.
For more information about the Lucas County Pit Crew, please visit the www.lucascountypitcrew.com
Walk to Defeat ALS – October 05, 2014
The ALS Association was established in 1985 as the only national non-profit organization fighting Lou Gehrig ’s disease on every front. The nationwide network of chapters provides comprehensive patient services and support to the ALS community. The mission of the ALS Association is to lead the fight to treat and cure ALS through global research and nationwide advocacy, while also empowering people with Lou Gehrig’s Disease and their families to live fuller lives by providing them with compassionate care and support.
Lockrey volunteers were able to assist with many aspects of the Northern Ohio Chapters “Walk to Defeat ALS”. Assistance was given with setting up, taking down, organization, kid’s activities, parking and anywhere else needed. Lots of associates showed up ready and willing to assist in any way possible from beginning to end. A great time was had by all.
For more information about the ALS Association please visit www.alsa.org
The Beach House - May 10, 2014
The Beach House is a local non-profit family shelter that has been assisting homeless women and families in the Toledo area since 1921. Beach House provides shelter, food, clothing referrals, personal hygiene items and transportation to many people every year. The facility is able to assist hundreds of individuals and households due to the generous donations of Toledo area businesses and residents.
Lockrey volunteers were able to assist with multiple projects at The Beach House including installing a new patio area, cleaning up and planting new flowerbeds and removing an old playground structure and prepping the area for a new one to be installed. There were lots of hands working on these projects including help from current residents/children at the Beach House. Lots of fun was had by all who attended.
For more information on The Beach House, please visit their website at: www.beachhousetoledo.org
Bittersweet Farms - May 18, 2013
Bittersweet Farms is a special facility that provides services for adults and adolescents with autism. It was opened in the 1980’s by a Toledo Public School teacher named Bettye Ruth Kay.
Bittersweet Farms is a working farm where residents can see the fruits of their labor. With four locations in the OH area (Whitehouse, Pemberville, Lima and Middletown), the people behind this wonderful cause keep busy year round.
Lockrey volunteers did a little bit of everything including planting new flowerbeds, building sheds, repairing fences and digging up trees. A good time was had by everyone involved!
For more information on Bittersweet Farms, please visit their website at www.bittersweetcsa.org
Toledo Grows - September 29, 2012
Toledo Grows is the community gardening outreach programs of the Toledo Botanical Garden.
As a local non-profit organization, they are dedicated to providing continued growth and success to the community-based gardens in the city of Toledo and throughout Northwest Ohio.
Every Thursday from 11 am – 1:30 pm, Toledo Grows provides a Market Stand full of fresh vegetables, greens and herbs.
Lockrey volunteers were able to dig new gardens, plant new vegetables, chop wood and even visit with some animals for the younger volunteers.
To learn more about Toledo Grows, visit their website at www.toledogarden.org