Skilled Manufacturing, Inc. is a Traverse City, Michigan-based Tier 1 automotive, aerospace and specialty manufacturer. With 250 employees on three campuses, SMI is an industry leader in precision machining, production, assembly and testing for the world’s automotive, airline and defense industries. SMI is proud to run a fully contained operation, allowing us to have 100 percent control of our quality and processes. From writing our own programs to on-site robotic automation, everything we do is done in house.
Adhering to the principles of lean manufacturing, SMI is a continuous process improvement operation. Testing, inspections and certifications define our processes. These tight internal controls result in quality products, on time and on budget.
Since its founding more than 40 years ago, SMI has evolved by investing in the skillset of our employees and through innovative engineered solutions. In addition to low, moderate-to-high volume production capabilities, our wide variety of complex engineering skills, tight tolerance machining (automated and manual), assembly and test/inspection processes and unique processing capacities set us apart from the competition.
We are proud of our commitment to our customers, supply chain partners, employees and the beautiful northern Michigan community we call home.