O b s i d i a n M f g C u l t u r e
ObsidianMfg Mission Statement
The company’s mission is to provide industrial sectors with long-lasting, proven products and services that boost our customers towards peak performance today while offering them a product that will last a lifetime.
ObsidianMfg Philosophy and Values
Integrity – doing what is right in every aspect of our company
Accountability – valuing our commitments to our customers and each other
Learning – willingness to continually educate our ourselves and share that knowledge to better each other and our company
Hard work - focused efforts of smart, dedicated people who desire to continually outperform themselves
Teamwork – working together daily to bring our best efforts and expertise to our customers, products, and services
To be our customer’s most trusted partner in bridging the time-honored methods and machines of their industry with the innovation of modern processes through our well-established brands of products and services. To be our employee’s most reliable source of advancement and continuing education in our industry. We have the responsibility to innovate to make improvements for all those whom our business touches.
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Our company is led by our President, Sue Nordman. Manufacturing always has been close to her heart with her family having established strong roots in the industry years before her. Her focus is concentrated on marketing, sales, and accounting but you can find her playing a part in just about every team here at Obsidian. She was a driving force behind the acquisition of Arter Precision Grinding Machines brand and the purchase of the assets of Stieg Grinding Corporation.
Sales & Marketing Teams
David Nordman, Sales Engineer, began his manufacturing career in 1984 as a machinist. He has worked with the Magna-Lock USA brand since 1997 and was directly involved with the acquisitions of Magnetic Specialties Corporation in 2010, Arter Precision Grinding Machines in 2018, and the assets of Stieg Grinding Corporation in 2019. Prior to the Arter acquisition, he had 23 years experience with that brand.
Nick Rivers is our Sales Representative and fields customer questions daily. He uses his knowledge of industrial manufacturing and over 30 years of sales experience to partner with our customers and production staff to get our orders out as efficiently as possible.
Ben Nordman is our marketing specialist. Using his experience of working in marketing and communications the past five years, he handles anything marketing related from blogging to handling the official #ObsidianMFG social media accounts to graphics and videos, and he is a very important player on our marketing team.
Engineering & Design Team
We have an engineering library dating back over a hundred years ago. Our engineering team relies on these resources for both new product design and rebuilding of older products. New product development includes extensive testing and evaluation before it meets the end user. Upon request, customers can visit our production floor to view our products before shipment.
We pride ourselves in employing skilled machinists and laborers with a combined 150+ years of experience in manufacturing, machining, and production. They are our greatest asset and we value their skills, ambitions, and potential. By welcoming a new generation of machinists, our employees are working for the future while using the experience of the past.