ITW Sexton Reaches Agreement with Corbett Smith
To generate business on the West Coast for its customized stampings, the producer of deep drawn stampings enters into an alliance with a representative that provides ample opportunities for its custom engineering and manufacturing capabilities.
ITW Sexton (Decatur, AL), a world leader in the production of deep drawn stampings, has formed a strategic alliance with Corbett Smith Co. (Napa, CA) manufacturer’s rep firm. Corbett Smith will help ITW Sexton find new markets throughout California, Oregon, Washington, Arizona and Nevada for the customized stampings it manufactures at its Martinsburg, WV facility. “Their ability to work with a wide range of manufacturers, processors and end users should help us increase demand for our deep drawn stampings along the West Coast and in part of the Mountain West,” says Yurij Wowczuk, general manager of ITW Sexton. “Their diverse customer base also provides us with ample opportunities to apply our engineering and manufacturing capabilities to a variety of applications.” Blake Smith co-founded Corbett Smith 50 years ago in Fullerton, CA. Since June 1962, the company has been representing manufacturers who produce deep drawn metal parts, blanking dies and screw machine parts, as well as companies that specialize in electroforming, fineblanking, metal impacting, metal injection molding and magnesium thixoforming. Many Corbett Smith customers serve the medical equipment production sector. “Our partnership with ITW Sexton breaks new ground for us,” says Richard Jetton, the owner and president of Corbett Smith, who joined the company as an employee in 1988 after working for Reynolds Aluminum. “Representing ITW Sexton allows us to supply products used in larger structures such as compressors, pumps, agricultural filtration equipment and power generation systems that are too costly to import from China or elsewhere.” ITW Sexton, a division of Illinois Tool Works (ITW; Glenview, IL), manufactures deep drawn stampings at its Martinsburg facility and produces high-pressure aerosol cans in Decatur. ITW Sexton is a Fortune 500 company that produces engineered fasteners and components, equipment and consumable systems, and specialty products. www.sextoncan.com