Our Team

Our Strength Is Our People

Get to Know the Urban Team

When Alex Urbanchek founded Urban Manufacturing in 1978, he knew his company’s future success would not lie on his shoulders alone. He still believes, “good help around you builds a company.”

The president and founder fosters responsibility and accountability among the management and production teams. Alex continues to visit employees and assess their production operations every day to assure that the team is motivated and connected, which ultimately creates a stable workforce and promotes the quality of its products.

The People of Urban Manufacturing


Quick facts about Urban Manufacturing’s employees

  • Employs 120 people, including 20-plus journeymen machinists and 2 apprenticeships
  • 80% of the journeymen machinists trained in the apprenticeship program stay with the company
  • Urban Manufacturing has never laid off any of its workers
  • More than 20 employees have been with Urban Manufacturing for 20 years or longer

Urban Manufacturing's workforce

Urban Manufacturing maintains a continuous apprenticeship program, with at least two machinists working toward the status of journeymen at all times.

In addition, Urban Manufacturing employees also receive formal training in engineering, manufacturing and inspection processes and critical areas as needed:

  • ISO standards compliance and processes
  • Lean Manufacturing
  • GD&T (Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing)
  • TPM (Total Productive Maintenance)
  • SPC (Statistical Process Control)
  • PPAP (Production Parts Approval Process)
  • Value Stream Mapping (material and information flow)
  • Cellular manufacturing (lean manufacturing and workspace design)
  • Kanban pull systems
  • Set-Up Reduction (process mapping and organization)
  • 5S
  • General math skills
  • ESL (English as a Second Language)
  • 5S (workspace organization)

Management Team

Management Team

Alex Urbanchek
President and Founder

Tom Urbanchek
Vice President of Sales

Tom Fitzgerald
Vice President of Manufacturing

Rob Hammond
Operations Manager

Tom Nettesheim
Quality Manager

John Wallace
Engineering Manager

Mike Yakes
Accounting and Human Resources


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