Pictured from left to right:  Kathleen Byrnes, President; Councilman Ray Guttmann and Monica Hargis, Vice President

On May 9, 2017, Mayor Gary W. Starr and members of City Council recognized Tri-Craft Inc. for its 50 years of commitment to quality and continuous improvement, with a proclamation from the City.

Stephen Pilhartz started Tri-Craft Inc. in 1967, as a small machine shop in a garage in Cleveland. After 10 years of business, Tri-Craft Inc. was relocated to Middleburg Heights in order to expand operations to include plastic injection molding and assembly production. After 30 years of business in Middleburg Heights, Stephen entrusted the successful business to his daughters, Kathleen Byrnes and Monica Hargis, to continue his legacy.

With Kathleen Byrnes as President and Monica Hargis as Vice-President, the family business has grown and become a valued member of the Middleburg Heights business community with over 40 permanent employees working 3 production shifts, 24 hours a day, 5 days a week.  Tri-Craft Inc. is now a contract manufacturer of injection molded parts and assemblies for lawn and garden, automotive, mining and other industries worldwide

By earning the reputable ISO Certification from ISO Quality Services Ltd., Tri-Craft Inc. has established the credibility of the company. Tri-Craft Inc. has also earned the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) certification for women-owned businesses, one of the most widely recognized and respected certification in the nation.

Congratulations on 50 years of successful business, Tri-Craft Inc.!