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About Custom Metal Designs

Providing Automation Solutions With a Customer Satisfaction Guarantee

Our History

From Conveyors to Robots

Custom Metal Designs was established in 1972 by Saul Grimes, who, after working in the packaging industry, saw the need for a conveyor system to automate the packaging process. Saul designed and developed his conveyor solution when plastic containers were appearing in the marketplace, so the need was great.

From there, Custom Metal Designs continued to innovate its conveyor designs and add to the automation with supporting equipment such as baggers and debaggers. Today, the business has evolved to become a leading robotic integrator in the packaging industry.

The future of Custom Metal Designs is with robots
Custom Metal Designs has a dedicated team with a great company culture

What We Stand For

Our Mission Statement

To become an industry leader in each of the markets we serve, by providing superior quality turnkey solutions through custom design, manufacturing, installation, and world-class support of our products and services.

We Focus on You

What Sets Us Apart

  • Our Leadership We are committed to bringing quality cutting-edge technology to our customers with superior service.
  • Our Innovation We are always looking ahead and incorporating leading technology into all of our automation solutions.
  • Our Commitment to You Helping you meet your objectives is our focus. We stand behind every project and guarantee your satisfaction.

We’re always working hard to further the domestic manufacturing industry. Check out our upcoming events and see how you can be a part of it.

Our Process

What You Can Expect from Us

No matter what your automation need is, we’ll work with you to engineer the right solution. Expect high-quality service and solutions from day one.

When You Need Automation

1We Send a Trained Sales Engineer to Your Facility

2We Complete an Analysis of Your Plant Setup

3We Design and Submit a Custom Solution to You

4Once Approved, We Submit a Proposal for Material and Labor

5Your Project Begins and Ends Only When You Are 100% Satisfied

When You Need Contract Fabrication

1We Review Your Request and Drawing Package

2An Experienced Estimator Analyzes the Drawing Package

3We Submit a Proposal for Your Review

4Upon Approval, We Complete Your Project to Your Specifications

Our News

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