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Since 1958 VMP has manufactured a variety of parts for multiple industries. Throughout the decades there have been several partners,
multiple locations and even a subtle name change, but the “VMP Inc. inserts for industry” on the front of their Valencia, Ca 25,000 sq.ft. manufacturing facility best sums thing up. “People ask what I make,” laughs Robert (Bob) Schreiner Jr. “I used to try and explain, but now I just tell them funny looking nuts and bolts.”
 Steve Schreiner - senior financial officer, Sue St George - chief financial officer, Bob Schreiner vice president
Bob Sr. went to work for V&P in 1958 as a machinist, but in 1960 they incorporated as VMP and took on a 3rd partner. “By 1967 the last of the partners was ready to retire and dad and the secretary purchased the company in 1968,” tells VMP vice president/general manager Bob Jr. “My Brother Steve joined us in 1980 and my sister Sue came on board in 81. Dad bought out his partner in 1982 and it has been family ever since. Things have changed over the years for sure. Dad passed away in 1991, we
moved into this building in 1996, the parts we make now are different from what was made in the 60’s. We’ve grown and changed with the world around us and the last few years I’ve dropped the junior and just go by Bob now.”
Early on the company was known for their electrical terminals, but over the years their product line has evolved. “We don’t make many terminals anymore,” explains Bob. “Now, it is mostly inserts for rotational molding and plastic injection molding. If you ever rode a dirt bike, or motorcycle, sat in a jacuzzi you’ve seen our parts. We make the little metal insert that they mold into the plastic that allows you to attach it to something with screws. We work with aftermarket and OEM suppliers, our parts are everywhere, but the general public never sees them.” Twenty plus machines pump out parts seven days a week mostly made from brass, aluminum and stainless.
 Henning Software’s Visual EstiTrack Inventory Management system tracks raw material and finished goods inventory at the lot level. When raw material is purchased and received, raw material heat numbers and certification documents are scanned and attached to incoming raw material inventory lots. When a customer requires raw material certifications with their shipments, Visual EstiTrack tracks the raw material lots issued to shop orders. With this level of traceability, it is easy for users to track which raw material heats were used on shop orders. Then when required, the system will automatically print out associated material certification documents linked to produced finished good lots when finished good lots are shipped via EstiTrack’s document management system.
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