Talan Historical Timeline

 

A TIMELINE OF TALAN PRODUCTS

Talan Products was incorporated in 1986 and began by building one metal stamping die and running production for a single customer. See the entire history of our company and our evolution into one of the largest producers of stamped metal parts in the United States.

1986

  • Company is founded
  • Lands first customer (still active)

 

1987

    • Lands second customer (still active)
    • Buys their first Niagara OBI machine

 

1988

    • Pete Accorti joins company
    • Acquires third customer (our first 4 customers are still active!)
    • Sales surpass $1 million

 

1991

    • Moves from 3,000 sq. feet to 14,000 sq. ft. facility

 

1992

    •  Purchases first Minster press
    • Initiates open book management

 

1994

    • Pays out $100,000 in bonuses to employees
    • First on-line move…Talanproducts.com

 

1996

    • Management restructuring
    • Pat Parziale becomes partner and VP Manufacturing

 

1997

    • Develops first strategic plan

 

1998

    • Adds additional warehouse to accommodate JIT (just-in-time) production and more machines

 

1999

    • Receives ISO 9002 certification (still certified)

 

2004

    • Production exceeds 1 million pieces
    • Sales surpass $10 million

 

2006

    • Consolidates operation into 154,000 sq. feet of manufacturing/warehousing space
    • Sales surpass $20 million
    • Added $1.5 million in facility improvements;

 

2007

    • Biggest-ever employee bonus payout
    • Management moves from entrepreneurial to strategic

 

2008

    • Wins national  Inner City 100 award for 3rd time
    • Professional sales manager added

 

2009

  • Recession hits; sales dip for first time, but belt-tightening results in record efficiencies
  • Wins Weatherhead 100 recognition for ninth time

 

2010

  • Adds major contracts in solar and LED industries
  • Pete Accorti recognized as local sustainability leader
  • Sales back to 2005 levels
  • Sales at an all-time high

 


2011

  • Celebrates 25th anniversary;
  • Sales at a new all-time high
  • Wins Manny Award for fourth time

 

2012

  • Launch 3rd major solar racking customer – now Talan produces for thermal and PV power generation, residential, commercial and utility scale customers
  • Recruit and launch formal Board of Advisors

 

2013

  • Ownership consolidated with Steve Peplin and Pete Accorti buying out Pat Parziale
  • Plant management is streamlined thru empowerment

 

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