Clark Fixtures new 2020 logo
December 18, 2019
As Clark Fixture Technologies approaches 42 years of being in business with numerous building expansions, the purchasing of new equipment and the never-ending acquisition of upgraded software, we are committed to the future and all that it has instore for us.
We are grateful to our loyal customers who have turned to us for their fixture needs in many cases for over 20 years. Our birth in the automotive industry is where we learned to compete and deliver well made products at a competitive price, along with the constant revisions of part numbers which honed our skills. Today we still learn something new each day from our customers and our employees.
Historically our products are not only used for strictly quality verification, but also incorporates various in-process activity depending on the need and industry. For example, for the aerospace and even more so for the space industry, the volumes of any one product being made is substantially smaller than the automotive. Therefore, the fixture includes end of tube scribing, bend verification, location and clocking of end features, and then finally welding. All is accomplished within the fixture environment. We have had the opportunity to build products for radiator hose, automotive exhaust systems, fuel and brake-lines, Harley-Davidson Motorcycle handlebars, and propulsion and life support tubing for rockets and space capsules. It is a wild and crazy world we live in.
We find ourselves in a global market, with competitors no longer within driving distance. They are found in all corners of the world and offer a wide range of products. The competition also resides in new technologies, such as “tube readers” and various scanning devices. However, our strength and opportunity is in providing cost effective quality verification tooling that is simple to use and provides minimally trained operators the means of being empowered to make a decision, in his/her work cell, as to whether the product meets the print requirements. There is no logistical nightmare of moving product from the work cell to a quality lab or central location to be inspected by another more highly trained operator. The beauty of the poka yoke methodology is that an individual worker can keep the work flowing and have the confidence that they have neither scrapped a good part nor passed on a bad part.
Our goal and the vision of our founder, Tom Clark, has been to offer an innovative product that is simple to use and enables companies to repeatably produce products that fall within the tolerance ascribed to them. We felt it was time to make a change to our current logo, which was not an easy decision. Nothing has changed within the structure of Clark Fixtures or its ownership. Time marches on, and we want to reflect through the new logo our commitment to the future.
VP Sales & Marketing