2007 marks the 40th anniversary of Vulcan Spring and MFG Co. From its humble beginnings in the basement of an entrepreneur's home to its leading position in the industrial and point of purchase marketplaces, Vulcan Spring has grown by constantly inventing new technologies and new uses for springs and retracting tethers.
In 1967, Vulcan's first commercial application gave voice to the iconic "Talking G.I. Joe" action figure. In 1973, Vulcan Spring provided the precision necessary to create the surgical stapler which has become a standard medical device in operating rooms around the world. In 1981, our Pullbox® retractable tether set the standard for product positioning and theft deterrence. In 1990, Vulcan Spring invented the variable force spring which revolutionized point of purchase displays. And in 2003, we were proud to supply the springs which opened the solar panels on NASA's exploration rover when it landed on the planet Mars.
In Vulcan Spring's 40 years, we have manufactured over 6,000 individual products for more than 2,000 customers. Vulcan Spring technology is proven, adaptable, customizable and exacting, accomplishing integral functions in countless applications that require precision and longevity.
Our innovative design experience, mechanical engineering expertise and comprehensive manufacturing capabilities shorten time to market, accelerate sample production and allow us to deliver products of the highest quality. We employ QC/QA and SPC programs which allow us to meet the strictest tolerances, documented within 99.9999% of specification.
Vulcan Spring & MFG. Co. has thrived for four decades by focusing our resources on creating the ideal solution for our customers. We have maintained our leadership position by always selling products that meet or exceed our customer's expectations. We have always respected every customer order, never forgetting our own roots as the vision of a single entrepreneur. We create solutions for national and international markets by designing and manufacturing products that meet customer needs with innovation and proven functional excellence.
Vulcan Spring & Mfg. Co. has pioneered Constant Force and Variable Force spring technologies. We bring our knowledge of materials, engineering, energy and force to every challenge we face. Our single goal is to create the ideal solution to our customers' needs. We have developed PULLBOX® product security devices, plastic scrolls for informational displays, counterbalances for beverage truck doors, and the revolutionary SmartSpring for simplified inventory control. We have manufactured over 6,000 individual products for more than 2,000 customers. Our experience and computerized manufacturing equipment allow us to deliver the shortest time to market in the industry.
More than 30 years ago, the first commercial application of a Vulcan spring was used to power the speech mechanism in the "Talking G.I. Joe" doll. Today, our springs are employed in a wide range of applications where exceptional design, high quality materials and superior manufacturing techniques are required to meet customer needs.