The Cardinal Group, TCG, is a global machined-component manufacturer based in Hillsdale, Michigan and is committed to growing its business within its community by utilizing local resources whenever possible. Since 1945, TCG has provided machined components to industries including automotive, truck, appliance, electronics and lawn and garden equipment.
The Cardinal Group (TCG), a global machined-component manufacturer, headquartered in Hillsdale County, has more than tripled its sales within the last three years. TCG attributes this growth not only to the components it manufactures to support a new, energy-efficient solenoid technology, but also its growing export position in the automotive and truck markets.
“We at TCG are proud to be working with other local manufacturers to provide innovative and green technologies worldwide,” says Tracy McCullough, president of The Cardinal Group. “We attribute our success to a great employee base in the area and look forward to more growth and partnerships, which allow us to be a larger employer to the community.”
TCG successfully launched the precision-machined components, it supplies for the solenoid technology, for a global OEM at one of its facilities in China in 2008. These components support a new, energy-efficient technology that improves fuel efficiency up to 35% in passenger cars. The launch and subsequent production was successful to the extent that another domestic OEM expressed interest in adopting the technology and applying it to its U.S. six-speed transmissions for both front-and rear-wheel drive applications. TCG was able to partner successfully with another Hillsdale County business and gain the new award.
We attribute our success to a great employee base in the area and look forward to more growth and partnerships, which allow us to be a larger employer to the community.
Tracy McCullough, President, The Cardinal Group
McCullogh added, “We are continuing to grow through ongoing technical support, from product development stages to production volumes, depth of technical engagement and unwavering commitment to performance metrics, which has resulted in yet another platform award which will launch in 2014. This new export project will further contribute to TCG’s global reach.”