The mission of BIG 3 Precision Products, Inc. is to produce quality products and provide on-time delivery to achieve complete customer satisfaction.
Big 3 Precision Products, Inc. is located at 2923 S. Wabash Avenue, Industrial Park, Centralia, Illinois. The scope of the documented quality refers to the Metal Stamping Division and Rack/Material Handling Division, subsidiaries of BIG 3. The company is classified under SIC Codes 3465 for Metal Stamping, and 3499 for Rack Division.
BIG 3 Precision started as a small machine shop in a rural area halfway between Aviston and Albers, Illinois, in 1970. The shop was in the middle of a barn lot in a milking parlor approximately 20′ x 20′.
In 1971, the company moved to a facility in Germantown, Illinois, which was three times the size of the original shop.
BIG 3 Precision moved to Centralia, Illinois, in 1973. Since that time, the company has grown from a five-man operation to one employing more than 150 people, and the plant’s work area now totals 200,000+ square feet.
Since locating in Centralia, BIG 3 Precision has expanded its job capabilities. These include the implementation of a larger chrome plating area; the installation of additional CNC machines; increased fabricating facilities; and additional metal stamping presses.
In February 1998, BIG 3 Precision incorporated another division, the Precision Rack Division. This Division (formerly known as Kingsley-Fisher) is a metal fabricating facility, which produces material handling racks for the automotive industry.
BIG 3 Precision and its Rack/Material Handling Division has laid a solid foundation for major growth by our commitment to quality, employment training, and the latest equipment investment. This growth will mean more employment opportunities for the work force in the Centralia, IL area.
In 2003, Big 3 acquired an IBM Tooling manufacturing plant in Millville, New Jersey. With this plant Big 3 doubled their manufacturing capabilities. The addition also provided new equipment that allowed Big 3 to move into new areas of manufacturing, such as IBM Tooling.
First quarter of 2006, BIG 3 Precision acquired R. J. Abramo Associates Inc., a global leader in Injection Blow Molding. With this acquisition, BIG 3 continues to grow and lead in the industries it serves.
In 2012, Big 3 Precision was acquired by TVV Capital, a value-oriented private equity firm in Nashville, Tennessee. This acquisition allows Big 3 to take full advantage of market expansion and globalization opportunities, and support the company’s next phase of growth.
In December 2013, Big 3 Precision acquired Industrial Design Innovations (IDI) in Dearborn, Michigan. The combination of companies offers customers end-to-end Material Handling solutions, and a mid-west presence for the automotive supply base.
In May 2014, Big 3 Precision partnered with Milacron, LLC, combining the collective technologies of Uniloy, Mold-Masters, Kortec and DME. This partnership brings together industry leaders for the development and commercialization of technologies in the Injection Blow Molding sector of the plastics industry. A state-of-the-art technical center at Big 3 Precision’s Millville, New Jersey facility will allow Milacron and Big 3 to work closely with customers for the development of complete, turn-key injection blow systems, both for monolayer and co-injection applications.
January 2015, Big 3 increased its rack build capacity with the opening of our Dearborn, MI facility. We have over 90,000 sq ft of manufacturing space, we have allowed our Detroit based customers more access to launch programs quickly without having to travel long distances. Big 3 Dearborn specializes in metal processing, MIG Welding, enamel painting, and dunnage assembly.
In February of 2016, Big 3 Precision acquired Sur-Form Corporation in Chesterfield, MI and added it the Fabrication Division portfolio. Sur-Form is primarily a plastic thermoformer of the automotive dunnage trays but also offers a host of other services including CAD design, injection molding, flipper tower systems, and automated seat pallet systems. Sur-Form allows Big 3 to provide a full-service to our customers through innovation and commitment of only the best products.
BIG 3 Precision will remain an aggressive company where we do not wait for things to happen; we make them happen.