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H.E. Orr Company Newly Certified by the WBENC as a Women-Owned Business

Integrating Wire Forming, Coating and Sub-Assembly Proves Fruitful for H.E. Orr Company

Paulding, Ohio – H.E. Orr Company is pleased to announce it has earned certification from the Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) as a woman-owned business. Orr is thriving as a Tier One automotive parts supplier to some of the largest automakers in the business by integrating design-to-delivery services to reduce costs for customers with one-stop transportation and billing efficiencies.

Donna J. Garman, majority owner and CEO of H. E. Orr Company since 2006, and co owner since 1993, sums up the new certification, "Since many manufacturers seek out women-owned businesses, this certification definitely adds additional market opportunities. The WBENC certification will help get us to the table. Once we're there, we're confident our reputation, competitive pricing and quality will earn the business.

The 53-year old company that started as a small forging operation now produces well over five million parts annually and offers:

  • CATIA and Auto CAD design
  • Wire forming
  • Electro-coating
  • Powder coating
  • Sub Assembly/Final assembly

Orr's coating operation is one of the few in the United States to combine e-coating and powder coating on one production line thus reducing labor costs for re-racking and transportation. Their in-house salt spray test facility demonstrates their readiness to invest to grow their operations. Orr is also in the final stages of certification from the Powder Coating Institute.

"Simply meeting standards is not enough," stated Greg Johnson, president of H.E. Orr. "Exceeding expectations to provide our customers with a competitive edge is our goal. We continue to make investments in new technology and equipment to meet existing customer requirements and expand into new markets."

Both Garman and Johnson travel frequently domestically and internationally to research the latest technologies in CNC equipment, color application and paint resins to stay ahead of trends and prepare for the integration of new technology.

"We are constantly looking for ways to grow in underserved niches and keep a competitive edge with new technologies. We have several ideas we're evaluating that may be implemented in the coming months," Garman concluded.

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