In 1988, Elk River started a modest manufacturing operation with twelve products and a handful of employees producing safe, quality products. Today, there are more than sixty Elk River employees, manufacturing more than two thousand line items which are shipped to many cities around the globe.
At Elk River, we believe in traditional values: our people take pride in the quality work they produce. We advise each Elk River employee to execute each job responsibility as if their own loved one were going to put the product to the ultimate test. Every employee, regardless of job position, has the authority and responsibility to stop production on any product they feel does not meet the highest standards.
Elk River is continually seeking out new products and ways to make existing products better. The Elk River shipping goal is to ship standard stock products 24 hours from receipt of order. Non-stock product shipping goal is 8 – 10 working days from receipt of order. Special requested products are approved under the supervision of the R&D team. If we do not think it is safe, we will not make it…period. That is traditional values.
We believe in improving our manufacturing technology. We work at improving our products and our methods of manufacturing. Every year Elk River adds new equipment and/or upgrades existing equipment. We invest in technology and equipment that make us more efficient.
The Elk River test facilities are as modern as anywhere in the world. Elk River has an onsite test facility where we can test to any standard from any country. All Elk River products meet or exceed the following applicable standards as product labeling specifies: OSHA regulations, ANSI Standards, CSA Standards, and other applicable standards at time of manufacturing.
There is a science to product manufacturing which requires research, testing, and methods. There is also an art to designing our products, how does it feel, how does it wear, how does it look. The art represents the traditional values; the science reflects our use of technology.