As we celebrate Independence Day 2020 at Interface, we are also celebrating our history as an American manufacturer. We are a company founded in 1968 that started with a vision to engineer and build precision and quality products made in the USA. We remain steadfast in honoring our commitment to remaining an US headquartered manufacturer.
Our first production facility was opened in 1972 in the Scottsdale Airpark in Arizona. Through our 52 year history and growth we have expanded in this location, which features a high-production manufacturing facilities, an accredited calibration laboratory, a multi-faceted machine workshop, and our corporate offices.
At Interface, we know manufacturing is critical to the US economy. The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) stated that in 2019, U.S. manufacturers accounted for more than 11% of the total output in our economy and employed more than 8% of the workforce. Additionally, the total output from U.S. manufacturing in 2018 was $2.3 billion.
Manufacturers in Arizona account for 8.61% of the total output in the state, employing 5.96% of the workforce according to NAM. It is our depth of respected talent and valuable experience that enable us to continue our driving focus on innovation, engineering and production of the world’s most accurate, reliable and quality performance load cells and force measurement solutions in Arizona. In 2019, Interface was recognized as the Manufacturer of the Year in Arizona, a great honor for the entire Interface team.
Our force measurement expertise is vital to a number of industries where U.S. regulatory compliance is necessary. This includes aerospace and defense, space and launch sectors, medical, industrial automation, new IoT technology and automotive. We have worked with global businesses in these industries, along with test and measurement, for more than five decades. Over time, we have earned several industry-related regulatory compliances to serve both local and international customers. It is represented by our commitment to quality.
As we celebrate the Independence Day holiday, our team is also are taking a moment to celebrate American ingenuity, innovation, and recognize the outstanding manufacturing presence in the USA.
“America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination, and unbeatable determination to do the job at hand.” ― Harry S. Truman
We take pride in being an American women-owned and operated business, and we look forward to what our 2nd 50 years bring us.