We are a family owned business and have been for more than 30 years. Swivel-Tek’s Founder, John Essman, was in the machine business his whole life starting with Davenports and Acmes before moving to more specialized CNC and Swiss technology. It was his life and his love. Unfortunately, John passed away unexpectedly in April of 2013. It was at that time his wife, Joyce, and daughters, Stephanie and Coleen decided to keep the business running and the customers serviced. With the help of John’s Plant Manager of 30 years, Scott Keesecker, Swivel-Tek continues to be a success. We take great pride in following the rule of business Common Sense Manufacturing or CSM. 99% of the time the telephone will be answered by a live person and your question or problem will be solved with ONE call. Things haven’t really changed all that much in the last 50 years. All the customers ever wanted were quality parts, shipped on time at a competitive price. That’s CSM!
WE ARE A FIRM BELIEVER IN OUR COMMON SENSE MANUFACTURING SYSTEM. BY ELIMINATING COSTLY CERTIFICATIONS SUCH AS ISO AND TS AND ALL OTHER MANUFACTURING CONCEPTS, WE HAVE GREATLY REDUCED OUR ADMINISTRATION COSTS. WE HAVE ALWAYS FELT IT UNNECESSARY TO CERTIFY A .500 PLUG GAUGE TWICE A YEAR TO .00002 WHEN THE HOLE IS PLUS OR MINUS .005. WE JUST MAKE IT AT .500.
WE ALSO CAN PICK UP THE PHONE AND ORDER A TOOL OR PART WITHOUT 5 SIGNED COPIES OF A PO ON A SPECIFIED FORM. THIS IS VERY SIMPLE AND EFFECTIVE. AMERICAN INDUSTRY HAS FALLEN INTO THE TRAP AND HAS INCREASED THEIR ADMINISTRATION COST BY 200% THEREBY MAKING THEM LESS COMPETITIVE IN THE WORLD MARKET. THE FOREIGN AND THIRD WORLD IS NOT ISO CERTIFIED. WE PASS ALL THIS SAVINGS ONTO OUR CUSTOMERS.
CSM HAS TO COME BACK IN THE FUTURE IF WE ARE TO REMAIN COMPETITIVE!
Our Mission Statement
Simply put, “We strive to satisfy our customers 100% of the time.”
A Truly Green Manufacturer
Swivel-Tek was GREEN before GREEN was popular. Our A/C fittings keep the refrigerant in the unit and the hose until the next use. They meet leak rates way beyond SAE requirements. This helps protect the precious ozone layer.
Swivel-Tek has awards for a closed loop coolant system which means we reuse ALL coolants and lube oil. We recycle ALL metal turnings and have little or nothing to dispose of during the year. All of our turnings are spun to remove and reuse oil and the turnings are then used to make NEW raw material.