This post is part of an ongoing series of manufacturer profiles. The blogs will cover some of the many names in manufacturing in the state of Nebraska. Check back later for more posts in the series. To see previous posts in the series, click here.
Royal has been located in Minden, Nebraska for nearly 65 years. And though they first started out by making products like soap dishes, they transferred to fiberglass reinforced parts, eventually ramping up their engineering capacity and making advanced composite structures for the aerospace industry. Talk about an evolution.
Royal broke ground for their new 20,000 square foot building in 1990, and they’ve since upgraded to 82,000 square feet and now have over 100 employees.
Here are a few of their products (and we definitely recommend checking out the descriptions by clicking through):
And here are a few of their biggest customers:
- Lockheed Martin
- Northrop Grumman
- L3 Communications
Royal Engineered Composites is home to a lot of really impressive manufacturing technology (and a lot of really great customers, too). And all of that stems from what started as a small company in Minden.
Royal’s employment policies are just as impressive as the products they produce. Yes, they’re producing top-level aerospace composites, and they have an advanced facility, but even so, they employ local people and train them on the job. Their retention rate is nearly 87%, and even the facility itself is much calmer than you might think.
When it comes to small businesses making high-tech parts, we’d be hard-pressed to think of a better example than Royal Engineered Composites. They may be based in a small town in Nebraska, but their capabilities and facility are anything but small. We’re glad to have Royal as a part of our local manufacturing community, and are excited to see them continue to grow.
Do you have questions about working for Royal, or about the products they make? Feel free to contact them or to reach out via our comments section. We’d be more than happy to help.
Photo credit: Royal Engineered Composites