About Us

Since opening in 1941, our facility has expanded to over 28,000 square feet of manufacturing, warehouse, and office space. Our onsite engineering department allows us to take a concept from the drawing board to finished product in the most economical way. Our company is capable of using several different manufacturing and tooling methods, which allows a choice to meet your needs effectively.  We have a wide range of top-quality services we offer to help our clients streamline their product planning and expedite schedules. From pre-prototype to post-production, we have the capability and experience to produce high quality parts, assemblies and on time deliveries.

Our diverse operations enable our company to challenge and retain an excellent and highly-motivated workforce. Our associates work together as a team taking pride in our workmanship, our employee turnover is almost non-existent, which ensures that someone always knows your project and we get to know you and your specific needs as a customer. Our key staff members have over 100 years of combined industry experience, which means you get the skill and experience of a knowledgeable staff. The value of our employees has provided many tangible benefits to our customers and we are very proud of our people!

After 75 years, Excel is still going strong and putting new measures into place.  We would like you to think of us as large enough to help solve your toughest prototype and low production problems, yet small enough to offer you the personal attention you deserve. We are always exploring new industries and we thrive on beating our customer’s expectations. 

Our mission here at Excel is to combine our resources in a team oriented effort to maximize customer satisfaction.  With a commitment to our employees and communities, along with an emphasis on continuous improvement in our business processes, we can assure our ability to remain competitive in terms of quality, delivery, and costs; hence, providing the best services to our customers. We strive to be your number one preferred supplier.

Excel is a recognized leader in producing prototype parts that not only dimensionally represent production parts, but have similar physical properties.

 

 

 

1940's

Founded in 1941, Karl R. Sievert opened the small one building shop

1960's

NASA program prototype simulation gear for Apollo II flight
U.S. Air Force landing gear

1980's

1987 Ford Tarus instrument 1 piece assemblies
Excel expanded the facilities to over 28,000 square feet
Front end of the Hummer, used in Desert Storm

1990's

General Motors Impact outer body panels
Hoods for the ’94 Lincoln Continental
1998 Jet Ski prototypes

1990's

John Deere Farm Equipment – Composite roofs, RTM hoods
T2000 Kenworth Heavy Duty Truck – RTM and Hand Lay—up for the outer body panels

1998

1998 Ford Ranger Pick-up battery trays

2000

The New Millennium
2000 – 2008 - Presidential Limousines Outer Body Panels – George W. Bush

2001

2001 Ford Sport Trac – Excel Pattern assisted with the design.
U of M Solar Car – CNC machining of main body

2005

Vibration & Sound Solutions Limited (VSSL)
Shock-mitigating seat for U.S. Navy vessels – the semi-active adaptively controlled seats (SAACS) were developed and fabricated by VSSL and Excel Pattern Works for the X-Craft SEA FIGHTER, a 262-foot high-speed aluminum catamaran. The product was created to mitigate shock to personnel in rough sea conditions while preventing injuries and reducing high levels of physical and cognitive fatigue.

2006

Richard sold the shop and all its contents to two of his long-time employees Roland Gauvin and Sam Walsh. Roland took over the role of president while Sam maintains the role as Vice president and together they have continued to maintain the quality and service that our customers have come to expect over our 75 years in business.

2008 - 2016

2008 - 2016 Presidential Limousines Outer Body Panels – Barack Obama