Selmet Inc. is a worldwide leader in the manufacturing of titanium castings and machined parts for the aerospace industry. Located in Albany, Oregon, Selmet has evolved into a state-of-the-art investment casting foundry manufacturing parts for a variety of programs including the Boeing 737, Airbus A320, and the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.
Selmet was founded by Larry Sharpf in 1983 after a successful career in the aerospace industry. Larry found he had discovered a unique casting process which allowed him to create his own company and compete in an industry dominated by a small group of other companies. This process lead to Selmet’s ability to compete with even the largest of manufacturers and work its way to becoming the only cast foundry to be awarded UTC Gold Supplier Status in 2012.
In 2011, Selmet was purchased by Blue Point Capital Partners and has experienced major growth since then, expanding facilities from 130,000 square feet to over 220,000 square feet, and employing over 500 people in the Albany and surrounding areas. In 2014 and 2015, Selmet acquired machining companies Onamac Industries in Everett, Washington and Western Metrology in Wilsonville, Oregon, which have a combined 160 employees.
Selmet is a world-class supplier of titanium castings for the aerospace industry.
Our vision is to become the community leader in building products, relationships and jobs that last.
Integrity, teamwork, strong work ethic, results-driven, and responsiveness.
Selmet has been involved in Continuous Improvement for many years but in May, 2008 a renewed commitment was made that has transformed the company. This commitment was made by Selmet leadership and all of the 280 employees at that time to focus on our customers and provide industry leading value. The Lean Journey was moved into the fast lane and continues to accelerate and change Selmet for the better. July 2012 Selmet celebrated the completion of their 100th Kaizen Event since recommitting the organization to become “World Class”.
Through the Strategic Planning/Policy Deployment process Selmet defines its operational goals, focuses resources and actions. Lean tools drive action based Kaizen eliminating waste and providing value to our customers. Lean tools are selected from our tool box, 5S, Value Stream Map, Cause & Effect, Process Mapping, Standard Work, Set-up Reduction, Total Productive Maintenance, 5 Whys, Linkage & Flow and others as needed to create a basis for action that delivers results.
April of 2012, Pratt & Whitney Aircraft Engines, a division of United Technologies Corporation, recognized Selmet as a UTC Gold Supplier. Being the first raw material casting supplier to achieve Gold Supplier Status was a major milestone in Selmet’s Lean Journey. Our people know that much remains to be done and we have many opportunities for improvement awaiting us. Selmet remains committed to the identification of the least waste way and the uncompromising pursuit of identifying and eliminating waste. Our Lean Journey Continues!