Hastreiter Industries is excited to announce that we are now ITAR (International Traffic of Arms Regulations) registered. The necessity came from a company we started working with in April of 2017. As a tier 1 defense contractor, approximately one third of their work is listed on the United States Munitions List for the exporting of defense related articles and thus subject to the regulations of ITAR. The company was experiencing extreme growth. Recently even their office employees started working until midnight. While the company works with many machine shops on a daily basis, they struggled to get enough ITAR registered, high quality manufacturers to supply their need. In an internal meeting to address the hole in their supply chain, Hastreiter's name was specifically brought up.
The company called Hastreiter Industries, explained their need and asked if Hastreiter would be willing to become ITAR registered and implement the necessary processes and procedures to be an ITAR compliant machine shop. As a contract manufacturer, Hastreiter's goal for our customers/partners is simple: make their job easier and business flow smoother. We believe a purchaser shouldn't have to worry about their suppliers, but instead come to expect solutions to the challenges that face their business. For that reason, it was an absolute yes that Hastreiter Industries would continue to grow with the needs of our partner. Besides changing our Quality Management System for ITAR compliance, increasing security and additional CNC mills have been purchased to continue to meet the demands of our growing customer.
Continuing to serve the defense industry
While becoming ITAR registered has led to a significant leap in the amount of defense related work Hastreiter Industries produces, this industry is not new to us. While NDAs prevent examples, Hastreiter Industries (under the company's former name, UTM Inc.) is certified by the United States (U.S.)/Canada Joint Certification Program (known as JCP or DD Form 2345) that enables Hastreiter Industries, "to obtain access to unclassified technical data disclosing militarily critical technology with military or space application that is under the control of, or in the possession of the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) or the Canadian Department of National Defence (DND)." source
We're excited to continue serving this critical industry in a growing capacity and are thankful for the opportunities that we have to serve both our country and our country's allies through manufacturing components that are reliable in the field. If you're looking for a defense supplier, check out our capabilities or have us take a look at your project.