Saint Paul, MN (REELL) February 01, 2011
Reell Precision Manufacturing, a world leader in innovative torque solutions, is proud to celebrate 40 years of providing exceptional motion control products for its customers, and personal growth and stability for its coworkers.
Founded in October 1970 by three former 3M employees, Reell began as a manufacturer of high-quality wrap-spring mechanical clutches. Over the past 40 years it has grown to become a world leader in motion control with facilities in North America, Europe and Asia, serving a world-wide customer-base in markets from medical and transportation to consumer electronics and office automation.
Founded on a strong commitment to ethical values and principles, Reell built its success by placing a high priority on understanding and serving the needs of coworkers, customers, suppliers and the community. Today, Reell remains dedicated to the unconventional principle of providing harmony between work, individual moral/ethical values, and family responsibilities.
This commitment has often been recognized in the business community, and in 2003 Reell was the recipient of the National Business Ethics Award from the Society of Financial Service Professionals, an award given to companies that exemplify the highest standards of ethical behavior.
Engineering innovation was at the heart of Reell when it began, and remains at the center of what it does today. This focus on innovation and technical excellence led to a patent for the world's first low-cost reliable electromagentic wrap-spring clutch in the late 1970's, and the world's most precisely controlled torque technology, ReellTorq®, in 1996. Reell continues to create innovative motion control solutions, including the development of a significant new torque transmitting technology, PolyTorq® in 2007, and the introduction of one-way torque hinges in 2010.
"In 1970 when we started Reell we had no idea that we would be here today celebrating our 40th anniversary as a world-wide company. We are pleased to have all of our diverse coworkers celebrating with us, and truly thankful for their dedication and hard work," says cofounder Dale Merrick.
"It hasn't always been easy," explains cofounder Lee Johnson, "over the 40 years of Reell's life it has survived many life threatening situations, especially in recent years, but our faith in our principles and the dedication of our coworkers has always gotten us through. To God be the glory!"
Third cofounder Bob Wahlstedt compares Reell's history to driving a car at night, "You can only see as far as your headlights or to the next curve, but you can make the whole trip that way!"
President and CEO Kyle Smith looks to the future, "Reell continues to delight our global customers by providing innovative motion control solutions combined with exceptional attention to customer service. Our coworkers are simply outstanding - they are the heart of the company and their dedication and creativity set Reell apart. We will continue to expand our offering of products and solutions while retaining our four key principles: Do what is right, Do our best, Treat others as we would like to be treated, and Seek inspirational wisdom."
With a strong foundation built on its guiding principles, Reell is poised to enter its second 40 years with the same commitment to excellence, quality, and engineering innovation that have been the hallmark of its success in its first 40 years.
About Reell Precision Manufacturing
Reell Precision Manufacturing provides high-quality innovative solutions to transmit torque, control angular position and protect delicate components from excessive force. Combining the worlds most precisely controlled torque technology with the industry's most experienced engineering team provides a perfect product fit in customer applications. Reell's responsive global customer service and world class manufacturing ensures easy ordering with on-time delivery.