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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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Making spirits bright throughout the year!
December 22, 2016 Making spirits bright throughout the year!
As 2016 comes to a close, we would like to extend to you our best wishes for a Happy, Healthy, and Joyful Holiday Season & New Year!
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Partnerships with a Purpose
November 9, 2016 Partnerships with a Purpose
HARBEC has demonstrated innovation in the selection and integration of unique partners to help fulfill its ongoing pursuit of energy and environmental excellence. In the past three years HARBEC has worked with the US Department of Energy (DOE), Ne...
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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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History of Innovation in Manufacturing Spans Nearly 40 Years
May 9, 2016 History of Innovation in Manufacturing Spans Nearly 40 Years
We Embrace the Future . . . Today. HARBEC Plastics Inc. was established in 1977 as a contract Tool and Die/general machine shop. Its founder, Bob Bechtold, understood that opportunities existed in that market for innovative solutions and problem s...
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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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Delivering on Quality for High-Performance Parts
September 28, 2015 Delivering on Quality for High-Performance Parts
With the school year in full swing, we are reminded that, even as adults, we are always learning, sharing and growing. We are also challenged, tested, evaluated, even praised and rewarded for our efforts. Sometimes the reward is the sheer accompli...
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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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Smart Business, Sustainable Business- Eco-Economics at HARBEC
April 21, 2015 Smart Business, Sustainable Business- Eco-Economics at HARBEC
A vibrant economy is enabled by a healthy environment. Businesses and manufacturers in particular, can play a tremendous role to ensure the earth’s natural resources are not wasted, and that we do our part in conserving natural resources and prote...
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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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Community is More Than an Address
December 18, 2014 Community is More Than an Address
It is not enough to exist (have a physical address and place of business) in a community; rather it is essential to be an active, engaged, and a trusted ally within the community. At Harbec we take this to heart.   Since our humble beginning in ou...
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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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Precision Manufacturing Requires Specialized Software Tools
August 27, 2014 Precision Manufacturing Requires Specialized Software Tools
  Harbec uses Solid Works as our main CAD (Computer Aided Design) software tool for product ...
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Continuous Improvement: Deliberate, Disciplined, Detailed
June 30, 2014 Continuous Improvement: Deliberate, Disciplined, Detailed
Harbec’s keys to success stem from a deliberate and disciplined attention to quality in everything we do. More and more the behavior elements of business success are being studied. Why do some businesses succeed and others fail? Why do some busine...
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Precision Manufacturing at the Speed of Today’s Business World
February 26, 2014 Precision Manufacturing at the Speed of Today’s Business World
“If you don’t have a competitive advantage, don’t compete.” - Jack Welch
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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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