One of the major keys to the success of Franklin Corporation has been our efficient world-class facilities. We are structured for vertical integration controlling all aspects from raw materials to manufacturing and distribution for quality assurance purposes. Our competitive edge in the global marketplace is maintained by heavily investing profits back into the company. While a considerable percentage of our product category is moving overseas, we continue to reinvest right here at home.
Franklin facilities include a state-of-the-art metal stamping factory which manufactures our own exclusive mechanisms. The milling and boring operations use CNC (computer numerical controlled) technology. Pattern layout and cutting are computerized. Our premium Reflex foam operation uses CNC technology as well. Vertical integration greatly enhances our ability to keep production costs at lower levels.
Franklin Logistics maintains our own fleet of trucks which are computer integrated and routed using GPS technology. Franklin Corporation is committed to shipping a quality product at an outstanding value on time, every time. Ultimately, our goal is continuous improvement. Whatever we are doing today, we can do better tomorrow. This is a tenet by which our company has lived upon for over 40 years.