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FEMA Corporation supports its customers globally


Exceeding customer expectations- this is one of the bedrock ideals on which FEMA Corporation was founded in 1968. An important factor contributing to our success in fulfilling this mission is our Application Engineering (AE) team. They offer an abundance of technical electro-hydraulic (E-H) valve knowledge and experience with large and mid-sized manufacturers of original machines and equipment. This team is comprised of application engineers, business development engineers and service / support engineers. Since these experts are all centrally located at our headquarters in Portage, MI, USA they have direct and continuous contact with our design and product development engineers, our extensive test, durability and R&D laboratory; process engineering, component manufacturing and assembly / test operations. This provides our AE group with unique opportunities for unlimited access to the specific technical information necessary to offer solutions to our customers.

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FEMA Corp achieves ISO 14001 environmental certification


FEMA Corp achieved ISO 14001 environmental certification in November of 2015 from “bsi”, a third party accreditation firm.  ISO 14001 certification puts environmental management at the “core” of our operations and enables us to achieve sustainable success in reducing our environmental impact while also fostering wonderful opportunities for business growth and employee careers.  Our employees, our customers, our suppliers, and our neighbors will take confidence that FEMA is not just talking about environmental stewardship, but that we are actively taking a leadership role as demonstrated by this commitment to certification and its continuance.   


The rigorous certification process took over 1 year to complete by a cross functional leadership team working with all departments and groups within FEMA.  Systems and processes were smoothly integrated into our operations, including best practice ways to identify and continuously reduce our overall environmental impact. 


There are certainly many benefits to achieving ISO 14001 certification, including employee pride, fostering a better “culture” to work within, pro-actively achieving future customer expectations, cost reduction, and overall risk mitigation, yet aside from all of these benefits, it is simply the right thing to do!

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FEMA Corporation releases an advertisement in Diesel Progress - January 2016 edition

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FEMA Corporation is recognized by Caterpillar for its outstanding performance


For the second consecutive year, FEMA Corporation has earned platinum level certification through Caterpillar’s Supplier Quality Excellence Process (SQEP).  Caterpillar created the Supplier Quality Excellence Process (SQEP) to recognize those suppliers that demonstrate their commitment to excellence, and drive a "zero defects" culture within their organizations.   Certification levels include Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum, reflected in order of increasing difficulty.  Suppliers are certified through SQEP by meeting or exceeding stringent supplier performance standards, such as product quality and shipping performance, which are measured over the course of a calendar year.

FEMA Corporation is an engineering, manufacturing and testing company which provides electro-hydraulic solutions that assist our global customers efficiently control mechanical power and offer differentiated machine performance.

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FEMA Corporation earns recognition as a John Deere “Partner-level Supplier”


FEMA Corp. has earned recognition as a Partner-level supplier for 2015 in the John Deere Achieving Excellence Program. The Partner-level status is Deere & Company’s highest supplier rating.  FEMA was selected for the honor in recognition of our dedication to providing products and service of outstanding quality as well as our commitment to continuous improvement. Company employees accepted the recognition during formal ceremonies held on December 3, 2015 in Portage, MI.

FEMA is a supplier of electro-hydraulic valves, manifolds and steering components to several John Deere operations.

Suppliers who participate in the Achieving Excellence program are evaluated annually in several key performance categories, including quality, cost management, delivery, technical support and wavelength, which is a measure of responsiveness. John Deere Supply Management created the program in 1991 to provide a supplier evaluation and feedback process that promotes continuous improvement.

                FEMA Corporation is an engineering, manufacturing and testing company which provides electro-hydraulic solutions that assist our global customers efficiently control mechanical power and offer differentiated machine performance.

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FEMA Engineers look forward to 24hrs of Lemons 2016 Race Season


Returning from a 1 year hiatus after their Class B win, FEMA engineers James Rucker and Michael Gruizinga have resumed efforts on the exciting “MetSHO” race car. 

The team competes in the 24hrs of Lemons racing series, where $500 “lemons” are raced wheel-to-wheel on paved road courses across the country.  2016 will mark the teams 6th year competing in the series, and their first year bringing MetSHO into the ultra-competitive “A” class. The endurance series requires creative engineering solutions in order to remain both competitive and reliable while maintaining strict budget limits.

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FEMA Engineering Student Elected to Membership in Tau Beta Pi


In April of this year, FEMA employee and engineering student Tyler Farrington was elected to membership in the Michigan Kappa Chapter of Tau Beta Pi. Tyler is a senior mechanical engineering major at Western Michigan University.

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The Zeiss ACCURA II Coordinate Measuring Machine at FEMA Corporation

coordinate measuring machine

When quality matters, precision is a must and having the correct tools for the job can make the difference. Products and components are always growing in complexity and tightening in tolerances, geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T) is a part of everyday life. Having the measuring capabilities in place to meet these needs is an important part of any quality system. The addition of a Zeiss ACCURA II coordinate measuring machine (CMM) was a welcome addition here at FEMA Corporation.

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Investment in Our Future Means More Than Machines


At FEMA Corporation, we continue our commitment to invest in our local and regional community, but that means more than putting money into machines and facilities. If we’re going to invest in our future, however, that means we also have to invest in the future of the region’s youth.

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Student Greg Bosma Competes in Stryker’s Engineering Challenge

WMU Engineering Team at Stryker 5th Annual Engineering Challenge

During the last weekend of March, one of our students, Greg Bosma, participated in a two-day engineering competition with his team from Western Michigan University. Hosted for the fifth year by Stryker, the challenge required the teams to create an "autonomous rescue vehicle" by utilizing a robotics kit and a set of other components.

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