WPS 40th Anniversary and Theme for 2018.
WireProcess Specialties is a second generation family business.It all started January 1978 with my father Jim Curtis turning the keys to his new office and opening the door to a journey that has spanned forty years. When WPS was formed, business was done a lot differently than it is today. Modern business tools like the cell phone, fax, computer, email and text messaging were several years in the future. We had two ways of communication: phone and face to face.
Thinking about processing methods, manual and bench top processing were the norm for the majority of companies. Automation was the domain of large companies with significant resources. And physical floor space. Machines were primarily mechanical and pneumatic requiring long set up time. Lot sizes were much larger.
Today, technology is largely digital, with programmable motions using closed loop servo motors. Quick set up with universal tooling and fixturing. The ability to run smaller volume lots make the investment in semi or full automation easier to justify for a larger cross section of companies.
We have had countless success stories over the past four decades. But our long track record of service is only the preparation for where we are going in the future. We leads me to our theme for 2018 and beyond.