Certified Transmission operates a 106,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Omaha and a 40,000-square-foot plant in Fort Dodge, Iowa. Founder Peter Fink also owns 13 retail locations in Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, and Missouri, and continues to expand through a network of distributors across the U.S. Once a one-man show, Certified Transmission employs about 400 people.
Growth has been fueled by efficiency and reducing waste. Nebraska Business Development Center training helped Certified Transmission increase production without physically expanding its space. In 2011, the company remanufactured 28,000 transmissions. For fiscal 2014, Fink anticipates a record 40,350 transmissions. Certified Transmission stocks $1.5 million in parts inventory and owns numerous precision industrial computer numerical control (CNC) milling machines, so even an out-of-stock transmission can be remanufactured in a few days.
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