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Custom Sheet Metal Manufacturer Improves Customer Service

Factory of Ulrich Planfiling a custom sheet metal manufacturer. Manufacturer of Large Document Filing Cabinet and Custom Sheet metal fabrication

Ulrich – focus on the customer

Ulrich Planfiling has launched a new project to improve service to it’s Planfile as well as our custom sheet metal fabrication customers. President Dan Berry describes the changes, “Today’s current business environment is more complex than ever. Customers are ordering smaller production runs on a more frequent basis. Causing most businesses to have to process many more orders just to maintain the same volume of sales. Of course, this has put a strain on our business systems.”

Custom Sheet Metal Manufacturer

Ulrich is a custom sheet metal manufacturer with an expertise for high quality custom product. Notably, Ulrich’s large engineering staff has a great deal of design and production knowledge.  As a result allowing them to create the best most producible product. Consequently, saving time and money in production. While the highly trained production staff creates a high finish quality product.

Press Brake used by staff at Custom Sheet Metal Manufacturer - Ulrich Planfiling

Partnership for improved customer service

Custom sheet metal manufacturer, Ulrich is partnering with Insyte Consulting. Together they will analyze current business system requirements and map future system needs. This is a detailed analysis. Which will lead to the selection of a new state of the art computer system. This system will dramatically improve customer service and improve profitability.

There are two programs, each providing a portion of the funding for this project. Namely, Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand sponsor the first portion of the funding. In particular, this program supports small and medium-sized manufacturers in Allegany, Cattaraugus and Chautauqua counties. While this Manufacturing productivity improvement program provides technical assistance to businesses in manufacturing, process improvement and customized training.

In addition, NYS Senator Cathy Young secured funding for trans-formative investment programs in upstate NY as the second source of partial funding.  Of course, funds from these programs will make many Southern Tier Manufacturers more competitive and create high paying jobs in the area.

To read more about Ulrich and the ARC award go to the Post Journal.

2015 Manufacturing Summit

Ulrich owners discuss small business concerns with Congressman Reed.
Congressman Reed meets with Ulrich owners

On May 28, 2015 Congressman Tom Reed hosted a Manufacturing summit. Bringing together manufacturing industry leaders, government agencies and trade representatives to promote a more successful manufacturing base in Western, NY.

Representing Ulrich Planifling was Eric Livengood, Director of Sales and Marketing and Dan Berry, President.

“I was impressed by the level of expertise of the presenters. They provided information that I hadn’t realized and am sure will be useful to manufacturers in developing new business” stated Dan Berry.

“It was a rewarding experience both personally and professionally.” said Eric Livengood, “I appreciate Tom Reed organizing the event. You could see the commitment Congressman Tom Reed (R-NY), Congressman Glen ‘GT’ Thomas (R-PA), and Congressman Chris Collins (R-NY) have to spend a day with manufacturers. The congressmen listened to our concerns and questions while filling us in on important legislative activity. The congressman also invited expert speakers to provided information key to exporting products outside of the US.”

Dan Berry stated in a letter of appreciation to Tom Reed, “My college career and all of my adult working life has been focused on being a successful manufacturer and I am very appreciative of the focus and attention you are bringing to this very important topic.”

For more information on the 2015 Manufacturing Summit.

Ulrich Planfiling specializes in custom sheet metal fabrication, including precision sheet metal fabrication in the office furniture business as well as many other industries. In addition Ulrich Planfiling is know for it’s line of large document filing systems.

Tom Reed Presents Congressional Proclamation to Ulrich Planfiling

Tom Reed presents Congressional Proclamation to Ulrich Planfiling
Ulrich Owners and Congressman Tom Reed

Congressman Tom Reed recently visited Ulrich Planfiling to acknowledge the 100th Anniversary of the Ulrich Planfile. He presented Ulrich owners with a Congressional Proclamation acknowledging the amazing efforts from 1915 with Charles Ulrich’s initial invention to the successful business today. Three generations of the Ulrich Family and the current ownership have created a company with a culture of quality products and process as well as a strong concern for customer satisfaction. This along with a quality well trained workforce, and a drive toward constant improvement have made Ulrich Planfiling a premier manufacturer of custom sheet metal products as well as the Ulrich Planfile line of products.

Congressman Reed congratulates Ulrich Planfiling on 100 years of large document filing business.
Congressman Reed Congratulates Ulrich

Congressman Reed and Ulrich Owners discuss small business concerns in front of the many Ulrich Patents.
Ulrich Owners discuss small business concerns.

Ulrich owners discuss small business concerns with Congressman Reed.
Congressman Reed meets with Ulrich owners

Congressman Reed tours final assembly where the Ulrich large document filing cabinets and custom sheet metal manufacturing products are assembled and shipped.
Congressman Reed tours final assembly

Eric Livengood discusses small business issues with Congressman Tom Reed
Owner Eric Livengood and Congressman Tom Reed

Tom Reed sees custom sheet metal products being washed and dried in preparation for painting.
Congressman Reed and the wash conveyor

Congressman Tom Reed sees the press brake that performs the initial forming for Ulrich custom sheet metal products and filing cabinets
Tom Reed views sheet metal fabrication in brake room

Congressman Tom Reed see's the break room at Ulrich Planfiling where sheet steel is cut and formed. It is the first step in the custom sheet metal fabrication process.
Ulrich Owner Dan Berry and Congressman Tom Reed.

Congressman Tom Reed and Dan Berry discuss the Ulrich Plan file - vertical filing features for map storage
Congressman Reed studies the Ulrich Plan file.

Learn more about Ulrich:

The Planfile is simply the best large document filing system money can buy. For users requiring fire resistance, water resistance, and large capacity, The Planfile is the solution. The Planfile replaces 6 flat file cabinets....and it costs less!
Best Large Document Protection Ulrich Planfile

Custom sheet metal capability highlighted with a large stainless steel ultrasonic cleaning tank.
Ulrich’s custom sheet metal fabrication

Organize your flat file storage with Ulrich flat file folders. File your engineering prints, map drawers, poster storage or blueprint storage with these heavy duty folders.
Flat File Cabinets Organization

NYS and Senator Cathy Young Recognize Ulrich Planfiling

Thank you Senator Young for sponsoring the NYS resolution honoring 100 years of the Ulrich Planfile. This is a testament to the 3 generations of the Ulrich family who founded and ran this company and to the great crew that makes everything happen.

Patent for the Ulrich Plan file for blueprint storage, map storage and drawing storage. Unique spring compression system is a revolutionary replacement for flat file cabinets
Learn more about Ulrich History

The Planfile is simply the best large document filing system money can buy. For users requiring fire resistance, water resistance, and large capacity, The Planfile is the solution. The Planfile replaces 6 flat file cabinets....and it costs less!
Large Document Protection Ulrich Planfile

Heavy Duty Folders for Large Documents, Store Maps, Blueprints, Plans, Engineering Drawings in these heavy duty folders.
Heavy Duty folders for Maps, Blueprints and Plans

Out with the old…In with the new – Ulrich Planfiling completes $600,000 laser upgrade.

Ulrich has been making the Ulrich Planfile – Blueprint Storage Cabinet for over 100 years. But what you may not have known is that Ulrich is a High quality manufacturer of complex sheet metal fabrications.   One of the reasons we have been successful in doing this is by staying current with modern technology.  For our laser cutting we partnered with Mitsubishi 5 years ago and the process has been so successful we decided to trade in our old machine on a new Mitsubishi 4500 watt laser.  Ulrich President Dan Berry commented  “By investing in top notch equipment and great employees Ulrich has been able to adjust to a marketplace that requires high quality and fast lead times at competitive prices”.  “This new laser represents just one of several investments in the future of our company, our employees, our families, and most importantly our customers”.

Ulrich removes 5 year old Mitsubishi laser to make room for new laser technology.
Ulrich’s 5 year old laser comming out …………….
Mitsubishi 4500 watt laser  for complex sheet metal fabrication.
Ulrich’s new Mitsubishi laser going in.