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Your Single-Source Diversity Supplier

Do you want to maximize your profitability with Tier 1 and Tier 2 purchasing to address your diversity initiative?

The varied skills, life experiences and technical expertise of our craftspeople provide cost savings, process improvements and product innovations that achieve our sustainability and yours. When we partner with organizations like yours that embrace a diverse culture, you can expect unparalleled excellence that adds value to your value chain, your products and your consumers.

Diverse Manufacturing with 85+ Employees
Diverse Manufacturing with 85+ Employees

Woman-Owned to Complement Your Supplier Diversity Initiatives

Kim Utschig - Valley Grinding and ManufacturingAs a woman-owned business, we are a leader in manufacturing supplier diversity. We provide highest-quality, customized cutting products and services for your specific industrial applications—all powered by innovative solutions.

As the CEO of Valley Grinding and Manufacturing, Kim Utschig provides strategic leadership for a long-term vision to best serve our customers. She guides new ideas, fresh perspectives, constructive discussion, different creative approaches and insights into your diverse markets. She actively guides our growth, challenges the status-quo, inspires our teams and streamlines operations to exceed your expectations and outcomes.

WBENC Certified

Certified WBENC - Women's Business EnterpriseValley Grinding and Manufacturing is certified as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), the nation’s largest third-party certifier of the business owned and operated by women in the United States.

WBENC’s national standard of certification, implemented by the Women's Business Development Center-Chicago, is a meticulous process including an in-depth review of the business and site inspection. The certification process is designed to confirm the business is at least 51% owned, operated and controlled by a woman or women.

By including women-owned businesses among their suppliers, corporations and government agencies, WBENC certification demonstrate our commitment to fostering diversity and the continued development of our supplier diversity programs.

Our WBENC Certification Number is: #WBE1600498, and you can download our WBENC Certificate here.

​Valley Grinding and Manufacturing is your complete metal manufacturing, sharpening, grinding and service management partner for your industrial cutting needs. We specialize in critical angle and dimension maching and manufacturing. Find out more about our products and services

Please contact us if you are interested in finding out more about our supplier diversity initiatives or how we can help your bottom line.

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Woman Owned Small Business

Valley Grinding and Manufacturing is proud to be a certified Woman Owned Small Business (WOSB) by the United States Small Business Administration. This program allows government contracting officers to set aside specific contracts for certified WOSBs and helps federal agencies achieve the existing statutory goal of five percent of federal contracting dollars being awarded to WOSBs. We are excited for the opportunities this certification can provide you in order to meet the federal regulations or set-aside requirements. 

Our SBAWOSB Certification Number is: #WOSB170140, and you can download our SBAWOSB Certificate here.

Find out more about WOSB certification,

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Diversity Policy

Valley Grinding and Manufacturing is committed to fostering, cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity and inclusion.

Our human capital is the most valuable asset we have. The collective sum of the individual differences, life experiences, knowledge, inventiveness, innovation, self-expression, unique capabilities and talent that our employees invest in their work represents a significant part of not only our culture, but our reputation and company’s achievement as well.

We embrace and encourage our employees’ differences in age, color, disability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, language, national origin, physical and mental ability, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, veteran status, and other characteristics that make our employees unique.

Valley Grindingand Manufacturing’s diversity initiatives are applicable—but not limited—to our practices and policies on recruitment and selection; compensation and benefits; professional development and training; promotions; transfers; social and recreational programs; layoffs; terminations; and the ongoing development of a work environment built on the premise of gender and diversity equity that encourages and enforces:

  • Respectful communication and cooperation between all employees.
  • Teamwork and employee participation, permitting the representation of all groups and employee perspectives.
  • Work/life balance through flexible work schedules to accommodate employees’ varying needs.
  • Employer and employee contributions to the communities we serve to promote a greater understanding and respect for the diversity.
All employees of Valley Grinding and Manufacturing have a responsibility to treat others with dignity and respect at all times. All employees are expected to exhibit conduct that reflects inclusion during work, at work functions on or off the work site, and at all other company-sponsored and participative events. All employees are also required to attend and complete annual diversity awareness training to enhance their knowledge to fulfill this responsibility.

Any employee found to have exhibited any inappropriate conduct or behavior against others may be subject to disciplinary action.
Employees who believe they have been subjected to any kind of discrimination that conflicts with the company’s diversity policy and initiatives should seek assistance from a supervisor or an HR representative.

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