As 2023 comes to an end and we head into the exciting adventurers that the new year brings, we’d like to take some time to reflect. From getting our start in the Haan family garage back in 1994, it has been our mission to ensure engineers receive the high-quality parts they need, just as much as gaining a high-quality partner along the way. And as we look back, we’re excited to say that the milestones we’ve hit this year have directly helped us live out this mission.
From expanding our operations to soaring sales to contributing to our community, a lot has been accomplished this year at Impact Fab as we continue to be the easy button for engineers.
Here’s a look at our year in review.
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1. Building Expansion
This year, the completion of our building expansion marks a milestone for us as we combine our operations from two facilities into one cohesive space. This strategic move is not only vital for our increasing growth in sales but also a boost for team morale as we unite under a single roof.
The facility also symbolizes our expanded capabilities for our clients. With the increased floor space, we’re able to take on larger, more complex projects, and are excited about the efficiency this new space unlocks.
2. Ongoing Advancements with State-of-the-Art Equipment — A Commitment to Quality and Innovation
Our company consistently aims to acquire the best tools needed to provide the highest quality parts for every project, aligning with our dedication to customer satisfaction. Along with our building expansion, this year we invested in improving the quality of our parts and the innovation of our fabrication solutions.
To live out this commitment, we added several new pieces of equipment to our shop floor — including our new press brake (the Amada HRB 2204-M15).
In the coming years, we will continue our investment in new equipment and cutting-edge technology as our commitment to staying at the forefront of industry advancements. This strategic approach not only enhances our production capabilities but also positions us to explore new avenues of innovation.
3. Impact Fab Recognized Among Michigan’s 50 Companies to Watch
In March of 2023, we were recognized as one of Michigan Celebrates’ 50 Companies to Watch! To be considered for this award, companies must demonstrate the intent and capacity to grow based on employee or sales growth, sustainable competitive advantage, and other notable successes.
We are honored to be recognized for our growth within the community and our commitment to quality. This award signifies that we’re a small but important member of a big group of manufacturers that help solve global manufacturing problems.
4. Welcoming New Team Members
We also had the amazing opportunity to grow our team and hire several new team members. Throughout the year, we have welcomed 11 people to our team — including members to our General Shop Staff, Laser Operators, Fabricators, and a Director of Operations.
5. A Big Thanks to Our Amazing Customers and Partners for the Continued Success in 2023
With all that was accomplished this year, we want to extend our heartfelt gratitude to our loyal customers and partners who have supported us throughout the years. Your trust has been the driving force behind our success, and we’re genuinely thankful for the strong relationships we’ve cultivated.
Here’s to the new opportunities that lie ahead as we look forward to exceeding expectations and maintaining the highest standards of quality and service.
6. Teaming Up with Careerline Tech Center to Inspire Students during Manufacturer’s Month
This year, we partnered with Careerline Tech Center to host local students at our shop for Manufacturer’s Month in October.
We had so much fun walking everyone through our facility, raising awareness about the skilled trade industry, and teaching students more about the fabrication process along the way.
We are thrilled about our partnership with Careerline and look forward to continuing and expanding our collaboration.
7. Marking a Difference with Remarkable Partners and Charities
We also want to highlight the incredible partners and charities that made 2023 truly special for Impact Fab. As our company was built on the fundamental value of respect (for God, our team, our vendors, our community, and our customers), we make it a priority to partner with organizations that have had a positive impact on our community.
We are proud to stand alongside these organizations, knowing that together, we’ve made a meaningful difference.
8. Out First Golf Outing was a Swinging Success
Last but not least, we were able to host our first golf outing! This experience was designed for both existing and new team members to come together, get to know each other, and create a sense of collaboration within our organization.
Looking Ahead to 2024
As we reflect on the growth and unforgettable moments of 2023, we are filled with gratitude for the incredible journey we’ve experienced together. The support from our dedicated team, valued partners, and the communities we serve has been instrumental in our success.
We are excited to build upon these achievements and strive for an even brighter future. Here’s to more growth, innovation, and success together in 2024.