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Harbec Blog: Manufacturing

40 Years of HARBEC: Part 4
January 25, 2018 40 Years of HARBEC: Part 4
The fourth segment of this forty year adventure covers 2007 to the present. It started out with one of the most difficult challenges Harbec had to deal with to date. 2007 and 2008 were the most economically challenging years they had ever faced. D...
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40 Years of HARBEC: Part 3
October 5, 2017 40 Years of HARBEC: Part 3
1997-2007…The Era of Energy Awareness Harbec ended the late 90’s and entered the 21st Century with continued growth in their customer base and increased technical expertise. They survived the Y2k threat, economic slumps and other challenges while ...
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40 Years of HARBEC: Part 2
June 22, 2017 40 Years of HARBEC: Part 2
1987-1997... Growing, Transforming and Embracing New Ideas During Harbec's second decade, many significant changes and opportunities were in store. By 1987 Harbec had outgrown the barn and it was time to come out into the open and find a real m...
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40 Years of HARBEC: Part 1
March 23, 2017 40 Years of HARBEC: Part 1
1977-1987… The Barn. As we are now in our 40th year, we will devote one blog per quarter to each decade we have been in existence. Harbec started in two garages, belonging to Bob Bechtold and his brother Mike, in the village of Webster, NY. In the...
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Beyond Proof of Concept: How HARBEC Brings Design, Engineering and Manufacturing Value to Every Part and Project
September 28, 2016 Beyond Proof of Concept: How HARBEC Brings Design, Engineering and Manufacturing Value to Every P...
In September, HARBEC, Inc. proudly celebrates its 39th year in business. We begin by thanking our employees, some who have been with us since day one, for continually evolving, and building a better business and better future in our community. We ...
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The Future is NOW!
June 27, 2016 The Future is NOW!
Frequently called upon for manufacturing solutions to challenging projects, HARBEC serves the most discerning customers within the aerospace/defense and security, medical device, electronics, automotive/transportation, and consumer product markets...
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Delivering Value to the Toughest Customers Requires Trust, Ingenuity, and Teamwork
March 31, 2016 Delivering Value to the Toughest Customers Requires Trust, Ingenuity, and Teamwork
The aerospace/defense and medical industries have very discerning requirements. Customers in these sectors value precision engineering, and manufacturing. With that comes adherence to very tight part tolerances, superior performance, speed, agilit...
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Creating a More Sustainable World in 3D
June 23, 2015 Creating a More Sustainable World in 3D
Do you see your world in 3D...Where the dimensions of economy (profit), environment (planet), and society (people) are equally considered in the realization of your manufactured product? Traditional approaches to manufacturing have relied far too ...
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From Difficult to Differentiated: Creating Customer Solutions for Hard to Manufacture Materials
May 19, 2015 From Difficult to Differentiated: Creating Customer Solutions for Hard to Manufacture Materials
For many industries, high-intensity and high-value jobs require precision instruments that are made from high-performance materials. The medical, aerospace, defense, energy, and transportation industries are a few of the sectors that design and ma...
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Water Stewardship: An Untapped Industrial Opportunity
March 26, 2015 Water Stewardship: An Untapped Industrial Opportunity
According to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), less than one percent of the total water on earth is fresh water available for human uses including drinking, transportation, heating and cooling, and industry. The balance of water is not readily av...
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Removing Obstacles and Reducing Risk
February 25, 2015 Removing Obstacles and Reducing Risk
HARBEC has evolved to be a one-stop manufacturing solutions provider. We've done this to remove obstacles and reduce unnecessary risk for our customers. The best way to control the quality, performance, price, and longevity of precision parts and ...
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Getting in Gear: Exposing the Next Generation to Manufacturing…
January 28, 2015 Getting in Gear: Exposing the Next Generation to Manufacturing…
Planning, developing, and ensuring a sustainable economic future is everyone’s responsibility. Having a vibrant economy, active job pool, dynamic workforce, and a diversity of economic opportunities are indicators of economic growth and prosperity...
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Innovation
November 25, 2014 Innovation
For a manufacturing business like Harbec, innovation lies between delivering a value that the customer wants and creating operational value through efficiency and waste reduction. Top line growth for a manufacturing business is generated by access...
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Machining Precision Parts Requires Impeccable Attention to Detail
October 29, 2014 Machining Precision Parts Requires Impeccable Attention to Detail
Ultimately, success in machining requires a team of highly proficient machine operators, tool makers, designers, engineers, project managers, technicians, and operations managers all working together to continuously achieve high quality products c...
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Beyond the Checklist: The Vital Role of Management Systems to Business Success
September 22, 2014 Beyond the Checklist: The Vital Role of Management Systems to Business Success
Managing people, data, and information is an essential element of business success. The “plan-do-check-act” process of business planning is a useful and simple way to make sure your management and the business check off on each step of this proces...
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The Aviation Industry is highly regulated with demands and controls that ensure the safety and reliability of equipment and materials. Our aviation, space and defense customers can be confident that HARBEC retains a certified Quality Management System which is well implemented and designed to deliver increased customer satisfaction as a natural by-product of tracking key quality goals of on-time delivery and compliant product to our customers. Our processes are monitored to improve efficiency, ensure product safety and reliability while continually improving.

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The Medical Industry is highly regulated with demands and controls that ensure regulatory requirements and customer expectations are met. Our medical device customers can be confident that HARBEC retains a certified Quality Management System which is well implemented and designed to deliver increased customer satisfaction as a natural by-product of tracking key quality goals of on-time delivery and compliant product to our customers. Our ISO 13485 management system adopts a risk management approach which, while having these controls in place, eliminates hazardous situations throughout the product realization process.

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HARBEC is a registered ITAR company. International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) is a set of United States Government regulations on the export and import of defense related articles and services. Our Defense and Military customers can have complete confidence that HARBEC has an established and implemented ITAR compliance program and adhere to the strict guidelines set forth by ITAR and EAR statutes.

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