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United Commercial Upholstery’s capabilities come from more than 50 years of combined experience in the upholstery trade and from extensive experience in the recreation industry. As a result, our services are among the best in the industry:
High-volume production. We have the know-how, experience and equipment to handle every phase of any order.
CNC fabric cutting. Our state-of-the-art equipment gives us the ability to take care of the simplest and the most challenging jobs—and everything in between.
CNC wood cutting. Our high-volume precision CNC wood cutter allows us to cut exact shapes with precise hole patterns.
Embroidery. Our in-house embroidery expertise is the result of 25 years of experience. We are also experts when providing cushions with screen printed, tackle twill, or dye sublimated logos.
Sewing. We are able to sew pieces into completed seat skins or jackets.
Design and color consultation. Our design services cover every step needed for switching to a new style of seating, including: building of prototypes; creation of production-ready patterns; building of kit-packs for seat foam; and in-house training of production employees.
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Testimonials / Case Studies
Our relationship as a supplier to Wenger Corporation initially started with us manufacturing cushions for their Gear Boss line of high end Athletic Lockers. Each of Wengers’ locker projects is highly customized to the teams requirements it was critical to them that we be able to produce quality cushions that were unique in size, shape, color, team logo’s, etc. in a cost effective manner and often under some tight dead lines.
In short order we were able to demonstrate our ability to meet or exceed all of these requirements and have since expanded our relationship by producing several other upholstered and sewn goods sub-components for them.
“United Commercial Upholstery has simply been a great partner. We needed a solution for our custom athletic lockers and I couldn’t be happier with the results. Certainly quality, price and meeting deadlines is important but they bring more to the table than that, they bring design talent and they make it easy. No two of our lockers are alike and with UCU the cushions themselves have become an important design element. From different textures, colors, stitching techniques and logo options the upholstery helps us deliver a one-of-a-kind locker for every customer.”
Gregg Nelson, Director Athletic Business
507.455.4100 ext. 142 | 800.4WENGER (493.6437) | 507.676.1095 (cell)
Wenger Corporation | 555 Park Drive | Owatonna MN 55060
GEARBOSS BY WENGER CORPORATION
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View the GearBoss Catalog
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EVannex – Tesla Automobile
In late 2012, Roger Pressman, the founder and Managing Partner of EVannex, was in the process of developing a design for a Center Console Insert (CCI), an aftermarket accessory for the revolutionary electric vehicle, the Tesla Model S.
His business model defined all the technology needed to produce the CCI, but when it came to the quilted upholstered side panels, he recognized that his company needed a production upholstery specialist.
He contacted us and working collaboratively with Roger, we were able to design, prototype, an attractive upholstered component that met Rogers target cost.
“In our view, UCU isn’t just a production upholstery fabricator. They provided upholstery expertise we didn’t have when we really needed it, and worked with us through multiple prototypes until we achieved what we wanted. The CCI now gets rave reviews from Tesla owners, in no small part because of the care UCU takes when it produces our product’s upholstered side panels.”
Roger & Matt Pressman, Partners, EVannex
You can learn more about the CCI and other EVannex products by visitingwww.evannex.com
SPECTRUM AeroMED, a world leader in customized Air Ambulance Emergency Medical Systems found it necessary to find a new supplier for all of its upholstered and sewn product sub-components. Because many of their customers require certain unique, one of a kind features we were able to provide Spectrum with a wider array of customization options and at a lower price.
As Spectrum Aeromed became familiar with our capabilities our relationship has expanded into designing and prototyping several additional products for them.
“According to Mickie Bosch, Purchasing at Spectrum Aeromed – “We have been very pleased by the quality and craftsmanship that United Commercial Upholstery manufactures for us but what is the most remarkable of all is that it’s at a significantly lower price than our previous supplier.”
Purchasing & Production Control Coordinator
Phone: (701) 551-3220
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Where are you located?
We are located in the Midwest in the great state of Minnesota…specifically in the south central part (about a 1 ½ hours south of Minneapolis/St. Paul). Given our proximity to the interstate system you are guaranteed a very efficient shipping rate.
How long have you been in business?
We originally incorporated in 2000. Since then we have grown from one original employee to 60 with a combined deep experience in proto-typing design and manufacturing for the industries we serve.
What industries do you serve?
Our original clients tended to be in outdoor recreation, such as boats, pontoons & hunting. However over the years we have expanded the industries we serve, so in addition to several boat & pontoon manufacturers, we also work with children’s furniture, automobile, medical, locker rooms, golf carts & material handling.
Can you help me design a product idea I have?
Absolutely, on several occasions we have been approached by inventers who have a great product idea and needed help with production. It all starts with the design and our objective is always the same; to create a smart design that results in a quality item that is cost effective to produce. Please see click here for a great example of how we helped one entrepreneur take his idea to market.
Do you sub-contract anything overseas?
No…working with us means you will have a 100% American made product. In recent years we have assisted several clients in transitioning from using a foreign source to us.
Can you work with CAD technology?
Yes, we have incorporated CAD based systems throughout our manufacturing facility.
Do you offer a Turn Key option?
Yes. As you review our website you’ll find that we specialize in working with our clients right from the beginning with the design & prototyping, on through production and shipping. Warehousing & order fulfillment may also be an option.
I see you offer Contract Services, how does that work?
It’s really a part of our Turn Key option in that if you require only a limited service from us we are glad to produce only what you need. These limited services range from CNC based wood & fabric cutting to sewing, upholstery, design & proto-typing.
Do you supply the raw materials such as vinyl, foam & wood?
Usually we do because our volume purchases of vinyl/fabric, foam & wood ensure you are getting it at a great price. However there certainly have been occasions where the vinyl or fabric was shipped to us by the client. If it works best for you supply the raw goods we are glad to accommodate.
What are your lead times?
This is going to vary depending on each client’s situation. However we take a lot of pride in meeting clients lead times and work with several clients who practice Just in Time Delivery.
What are you minimums?
Again, as with the case of lead times, it depends on each situation. However we recognize the value we can bring to you by allowing for smaller production runs.
Do you work with blanket Purchase Orders?
Yes. Several clients take advantage of this and we are able to pass the savings associated with blanket orders on to them.
What’s the 1st step?
Give us a call at 507-359-2277. It shouldn’t take very long to determine if we are a good business fit for your company.[/vc_column_text][/single_tab][/ult_tab_element][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”329″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][vc_column_text]How would you like to have a talented, experienced upholstery department but not have to pay for the CNC equipment, the space and the personnel costs that come with it? That’s what it’s like when you hire United Commercial Upholstery.
Our OEM services encompass nearly every process necessary for the efficient, cost-effective production of high-quality seating.
Our ability to design comes from more than 50 years of combined experience in the upholstery trade and from extensive experience in the recreation industry. We are committed to delivering superior quality and swift turnaround times.
Whether it’s a specific function or complete turnkey service, we can provide the solution you need for just-in-time delivery.
Design and color consultation. We work every day with manufacturers from all segments of the recreation industry, giving us a comprehensive view of what is happening in design. Think of us as your industry source for design expertise.
What does that mean for you?
Our knowledge makes your new products better.
We can work on your next-year model changes, which means you do not have to pull your most valuable employees off of this year’s production.
Our design services can handle every step needed for switching to a new style of seating, including: manufacturing of prototypes; creation of production-ready patterns; building of kit-packs for seat foam; and even in-house training of your production employees.
Completed upholstered goods. If you lack the personnel, production space and expertise necessary to efficiently produce high-quality seating for your boats or recreational vehicles, then we are your solution! You can use a stock seating style, or we will work with you to create a line of furniture that’s exclusive to your products.
Our services also are available ala carte, to eliminate production bottlenecks:
Pattern making. Show us what you want your furniture to look like, and we will create the patterns for your production department.
Pattern correction. Sometimes you will have the basics of a pattern, but it’s difficult to produce or it just doesn’t turn out exactly the way you want. We can tweak your patterns to simplify production and to improve the look of your finished product.
Contract pattern cutting. Send us your material, and we will ship you cut pieces to your exact specifications cut with our CNC fabric cutter.
Contract CNC cutting. Our moving table KOMO CNC is capable of cutting woods, plastics, and a variety of other substrates.
Custom embroidery for seating. Make use of our in-house embroidery expertise, which is the result of 25 years of experience in the contract embroidery industry.
Contract sewing. We will sew your cut pieces into completed seat skins or jackets.
In-house training. We will come to your location, evaluate your patterns and production methods, and train your personnel.
Digital Printing. Our digital printing department offers state of the art printing services and a full service art department. Our range of services have been specifically designed to meet the unique needs of the industry.
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