Paul-DreherModineer Company: a personal story in every respect. Paul Dreher started Modern Engineering Products (later Modineer) in 1940 with a sound plan and simple philosophy: listen to the customer, respond quickly, and focus on quality. From a modest garage, he built his business this way and later passed it and the philosophy that guided him on to his son. Today the 3rd generation is at the helm. Modineer is now the largest employer in their region and supplying metal components to some of America’s best known companies. Still, the philosophy and family culture remain.

Modineer’s manufacturing capabilities range from high volume metal stampings to laser cut components, welded into finished assemblies. The wide array of capabilities has resulted in a healthy mix of business from a diverse customer base. The systematic approach to building this diversity starts with the right people:

  • Hire gifted people with expertise in their field. Provide them with the machinery, tools, and training required to produce superior results.
  • Segment the manufacturing into self-contained business units by discipline and industry. This enables the high volume automotive team to develop a unique culture from the lower volume/high mix culture of the commercial business unit doing complex fabrication.
  • Employ lean manufacturing principles and strive for continuous improvement from processes and people.
  • Apply stringent quality systems company-wide. Modineer has achieved TS16949-2002 and Q1 (Ford standard) an independent quality standard assuring customers of the commitment to quality in every part delivered.

The success of Modineer rests on the performance of their quality people. This has been true for more than seventy years. It will certainly be true for you.