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With an unsophisticated beginning in 1979, our founder, Steve Shortess, started ADVANCED with minimal resources and the dream of becoming an independent business owner.  The journey began with $5000 worth of inventory, a small delivery truck, an uninsulated office area in the family’s two-car garage and a rotary phone.  The application of industrial plastics in the aerospace and oil & gas industries rapidly grew in the early years. ADVANCED started as a raw material supplier, but soon markets began requiring more value added services. These requirements moved ADVANCED to add precision machining services to meet the markets’ needs.

ADVANCED’s technology began with manual equipment, entry level NC machinery, and Radio Shack TRS-80 computers. Almost 40 years ago, that equipment was cutting edge and that same vision and determination to implement advanced manufacturing and business technologies still holds true today.  We are entering our fourth decade as a precision component contract manufacturer and distributor of industrial plastic raw materials. Manufacturing technologies, business systems, and markets have taken a quantum leap from our beginning, and we are aware this will always be part of our journey.

ADVANCED principles will remain steadfast as we move forward into the future. Our faith in God, our ability to build lasting partnerships, our willingness to apply new technologies, our versatility of competencies and our desire to gain more knowledge will continue to differentiate ADVANCED from the competition.

History

 

Building Partnerships Through Willingness, Versatility & Knowledge.

FOUNDERS

HISTORY

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Advanced Companies dedication to Continuous Improvement and Operations Excellence is evident throughout the organization.  Their constant focus on driving value for the customer has developed streamlined processes, engaged employees, and a culture of excellence that is second to none.

I am proud to say I have been able to become a partner with Advanced over the years as they have consistently pushed themselves to become a more refined and efficient organization.  I say partnership because as much I have been able to assist and help them, I have learned just as much on how a company should cultivate employees, build a foundation of business on sound morals, and treat every customer with the golden rule in mind.

I would recommend Advanced Companies to anyone who wants a refined and sophisticated manufacturer that truly values the customer and enters into every business relationship with the expectation of cultivating a long-term partnership.

CR

Continious Improvement Officer

Testimonial 1

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We began doing work with Advanced early in 2014 and I have to say, we would not have the success within the Aerospace industry had we not chose to partner with them.  I mention partner because that is exactly how we see them. In business, you have suppliers and you have partners, Advanced is definitely a partner of ours. In my 33 years of manufacturing, I have never been associated with such a World Class company. Their attention to detail, unbelievable customer service and “do whatever it takes” attitude is second to none. Their quality and follow-up on all projects is impeccable.

MG

Business Development Manager

Aerospace Interior Component Manufacturer

Testimonial 2

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For over 10 years, Advanced has been a reliable and dedicated supplier partner to my company. Working in the fast paced, high pressure Aerospace Industry, you have to have reliable suppliers who provide the highest quality parts in a timely manner. Furthermore, such suppliers have to be extremely flexible and able to adapt to changing priorities and requirements. Advanced is just such a supplier partner. Advanced is dedicated to providing the highest levels of quality products and outstanding customer support. Additionally, Advanced is committed to continuous improvement through Lean Six Sigma Initiatives. If you are looking for a supplier partner you can trust to get the job done…look no further as Advanced is that supplier.

SM

Corporate Supply Chain Manager

Tier 1 Aerospace Manufacture

Testimonial 3

 
 
 
 

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With an unsophisticated beginning in 1979, our founder, Steve Shortess, started ADVANCED with minimal resources and the dream of becoming an independent business owner.  The journey began with $5000 worth of inventory, a small delivery truck, an uninsulated office area in the family’s two-car garage and a rotary phone.  The application of industrial plastics in the aerospace and oil & gas industries rapidly grew in the early years. ADVANCED started as a raw material supplier, but soon markets began requiring more value added services. These requirements moved ADVANCED to add precision machining services to meet the markets’ needs.

ADVANCED’s technology began with manual equipment, entry level NC machinery, and Radio Shack TRS-80 computers. Almost 40 years ago, that equipment was cutting edge and that same vision and determination to implement advanced manufacturing and business technologies still holds true today.  We are entering our fourth decade as a precision component contract manufacturer and distributor of industrial plastic raw materials. Manufacturing technologies, business systems, and markets have taken a quantum leap from our beginning, and we are aware this will always be part of our journey.

Advanced principles will remain steadfast as we move forward into the future. Our faith in God, our ability to build lasting partnerships, our willingness to apply new technologies, our versatility of competencies and our desire to gain more knowledge will continue to differentiate ADVANCED from the competition.

History

FOUNDERS

HISTORY

X

Advanced Companies dedication to Continuous Improvement and Operations Excellence is evident throughout the organization.  Their constant focus on driving value for the customer has developed streamlined processes, engaged employees, and a culture of excellence that is second to none.

I am proud to say I have been able to become a partner with Advanced over the years as they have consistently pushed themselves to become a more refined and efficient organization.  I say partnership because as much I have been able to assist and help them, I have learned just as much on how a company should cultivate employees, build a foundation of business on sound morals, and treat every customer with the golden rule in mind.

I would recommend Advanced Companies to anyone who wants a refined and sophisticated manufacturer that truly values the customer and enters into every business relationship with the expectation of cultivating a long-term partnership.

CR

Continious Improvement Officer

Testimonial 1

X

 

We began doing work with Advanced early in 2014 and I have to say, we would not have fixing spacing the success within the Aerospace industry had we not chose to partner with them.  I mention partner because that is exactly how we see them. In business, you have suppliers and you have partners. Advanced is definitely a partner of ours. In my 33 years of manufacturing, I have never been associated with such a World Class company. Their attention to detail, unbelievable customer service and “do whatever it takes” attitude is second to none. Their quality and follow-up on all projects is impeccable.

MG

Business Development Manager

Aerospace Interior Component Manufacturer

Testimonial 2

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For over 10 years, Advanced has been a reliable and dedicated supplier partner to my company. Working in the fast paced, high pressure Aerospace Industry, you have to have reliable suppliers who provide the highest quality parts in a timely manner. Furthermore, such suppliers have to be extremely flexible and able to adapt to changing priorities and requirements. Advanced is just such a supplier partner. Advanced is dedicated to providing the highest levels of quality products and outstanding customer support. Additionally, Advanced is committed to continuous improvement through Lean Six Sigma Initiatives. If you are looking for a supplier partner you can trust to get the job done…look no further as Advanced is that supplier.

SM

Corporate Supply Chain Manager

Tier 1 Aerospace Manufacture

Testimonial 3

Advanced Companies dedication to