Testimonials / Case Studies

Wenger Corporation

Our relationship as a supplier to Wenger Corporation initially started with us manufacturing cushions for their Gear Boss line of high end Athletic Lockers. Each of Wengers’ locker projects is highly customized to the teams requirements it was critical to them that we be able to produce quality cushions that were unique in size, shape, color, team logo’s, etc. in a cost effective manner and often under some tight dead lines.

In short order we were able to demonstrate our ability to meet or exceed all of these requirements and have since expanded our relationship by producing several other upholstered and sewn goods sub-components for them.

Gregg Nelson“United Commercial Upholstery has simply been a great partner. We needed a solution for our custom athletic lockers and I couldn’t be happier with the results. Certainly quality, price and meeting deadlines is important but they bring more to the table than that, they bring design talent and they make it easy. No two of our lockers are alike and with UCU the cushions themselves have become an important design element. From different textures, colors, stitching techniques and logo options the upholstery helps us deliver a one-of-a-kind locker for every customer.”

Gregg Nelson, Director Athletic Business
507.455.4100 ext. 142 | 800.4WENGER (493.6437) | 507.676.1095 (cell)
Wenger Corporation | 555 Park Drive | Owatonna MN 55060
GEARBOSS BY WENGER CORPORATION
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EVannex – Tesla Automobile

Center Console InsertIn late 2012, Roger Pressman, the founder and Managing Partner of EVannex, was in the process of developing a design for a Center Console Insert (CCI), an aftermarket accessory for the revolutionary electric vehicle, the Tesla Model S.

His business model defined all the technology needed to produce the CCI, but when it came to the quilted upholstered side panels, he recognized that his company needed a production upholstery specialist.

He contacted us and working collaboratively with Roger, we were able to design, prototype, an attractive upholstered component that met Rogers target cost.

Roger & Matt“In our view, UCU isn’t just a production upholstery fabricator. They provided upholstery expertise we didn’t have when we really needed it, and worked with us through multiple prototypes until we achieved what we wanted. The CCI now gets rave reviews from Tesla owners, in no small part because of the care UCU takes when it produces our product’s upholstered side panels.”

Roger & Matt Pressman, Partners, EVannex

You can learn more about the CCI and other EVannex products by visiting www.evannex.com

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Spectrum AeroMed

SPECTRUM AeroMED, a world leader in customized Air Ambulance Emergency Medical Systems found it necessary to find a new supplier for all of its upholstered and sewn product sub-components. Because many of their customers require certain unique, one of a kind features we were able to provide Spectrum with a wider array of customization options and at a lower price.

As Spectrum Aeromed became familiar with our capabilities our relationship has expanded into designing and prototyping several additional products for them.

Mickie with SPECTRUM Aeromed“According to Mickie Bosch, Purchasing at Spectrum Aeromed – “We have been very pleased by the quality and craftsmanship that United Commercial Upholstery manufactures for us but what is the most remarkable of all is that it’s at a significantly lower price than our previous supplier.”

Mickie Bosch
Purchasing & Production Control Coordinator
SPECTRUM AEROMED
Phone: (701) 551-3220

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 Bolster Buddy

Rick Velasquez is the owner & patent holder for the Bolster Buddy. Rick was compelled to follow his vision to provide a cost effective option for people to improve their boating experience and get more comfort and height while driving.

Rick approached United Commercial with a rudimentary prototype and asked for assistance with the design work and manufacturing of Bolster Buddy.

In less than a year Bolster Buddy has taken off, sold in over 36 states, Brazil, Australia and Canada. Overtons recently agreed to pickup Bolster Buddy and WaterSki Magazine, a leading authority on anything boating, did a fantastic product review.

Rick Velasquez“I was in search of a manufacturer, hopefully local in Minnesota, to develop my recently patented idea.”

Greg Olson of PowerBlock  introduced me to Chris at United Commercial Upholstery. The company was not only based out of Minnesota but also, more importantly, great to work with. Not all companies are willing to work with a startup, but Chris was amazing after seeing my prototype and hearing my vision, Chris came up with an terrific design and matched it with high quality material, just as I hoped.

The design was just the start of our relationship.  United Commercial has been wonderful to work with as I’ve placed orders throughout the year, some of which were not as close to making the minimum quantity, but Chris was more than willing to work with me, allow the order, and get me the inventory I needed. I couldn’t have asked for a better fit for Bolster Buddy. United Commercial is visionary, with a great eye for design, and extremely customer focused.

Rick Velasquez
Owner Bolster Buddy
www.bolsterbuddy.com

 

Initial Mock Up

Initial Mock Up

Final Prototype

Final Prototype

Finished & Ready for Market

Finished & Ready for Market

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