History

Greenfield Research was founded in 1968 by Joseph A. Pristas in Greenfield, Ohio. We are a manufacturer of formed wire products for automotive seating used by major original equipment manufacturers such as Toyota, Honda, Ford, General Motors, Chrysler, Mitsubishi, Hyundai, KIA, Mercedes, Nissan, Tesla and BMW. We also produce cut and sewn products that are used by a variety of customers including automotive, mortuary and military applications.

The company started with cutting and skiving foam products to ship to automotive seating suppliers. In 1970, it moved to 806 North Street, formerly known as “Spring Grove Dairy Building” and expanded into sewing operations. In the early 1970’s, the company began cutting other materials to be molded into the urethane foam of car seats to provide durability and support. We also produced camper cushions and toboggan cushions for snow sleds.

In 1972, the company acquired the Pine Street building from the Ferno-Washington Company, which served as the headquarters for Research until 1992. The former “Life Squad” building on Mirabeau Street was added in 1976 to meet increased demand for the Netting Bolster Wire. These buildings are no longer held by Greenfield Research.

In 1977, Greenfield Research added the former “Marine Sales” facility with its adjacent warehouses at the corner of Lyndon Avenue and Washington Street where we produced formed wires and 3-track ladder wires. The facility underwent additions in 1978, 1982, 1986, 1987, 2015 and 2016 and now houses our Wire Department.

In 1986, Greenfield Research acquired land and buildings in Howe, Indiana and in 1989 the Hermann, Missouri facility was purchased. Both of these buildings have since been sold.

In 1991, Greenfield Research acquired the former US Shoe building and land at 347 Edgewood Avenue which is still known locally as “The Shoe Factory”. Our headquarters were relocated to the Shoe Factory building in 1992 and remain there to the present. The Edgewood facility housed our Cut and Sew operations.

In 1994, Greenfield Research purchased the former Collins Meat Packing building on South Second Street to add a warehouse facility to the operation. The “Collins Building” is still used for warehousing.

In 2010, Greenfield Research acquired the former Computer Stock Forms building at 324 South Washington Street.

Today, Greenfield Research occupies more than 255,000 square feet of production / warehouse space across three facilities in Greenfield, Ohio.

Environmental Sustainability

Greenfield Research is committed to continuously improving the
Environment, Health, and Safety of all associates and our community through Awareness of pollution prevention, recycling, compliance with
Regulatory and other requirements, and
Training as well as the management of
Hazardous and other materials.

Greenfield Research prides itself on being a steward of our community and the environment. We have implemented multiple recycling programs for most of the materials we use for manufacturing as well as our packaging products. We work with our customers to reduce expendable packaging by using returnable packaging. We encourage an environment of communication and cooperation within our corporation to reduce our energy consumption.

Greenfield Research has recently implemented a sustainability program that parallels our customers’ goals. This program will enhance our efforts to reduce our energy and resource consumption, as well as, help us lower our greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

Greenfield Research is well versed in the International Material Data System (IMDS) to support our automotive customers.

In 2004, Greenfield Research initiated efforts to implement an Environmental Management System and received certification to the IS0 14001 standard in 2005.

We are currently registered to the following standard revision:

ISO 14001:2004

ISO 14001:2004 is a family of standards related to environmental management that exists to help organizations (a) minimize how their operations (processes etc.) negatively affect the environment (i.e. cause adverse changes to air, water, or land); (b) comply with applicable laws, regulations, and other environmentally oriented requirements, and (c) continually improve in the above. ISO 14000 is similar to ISO 9000 quality management in that both pertain to the process of how a product is produced, rather than to the product itself.

Quality

Greenfield Research Inc. will continuously improve its products and production processes to better satisfy the needs and expectations of its customers and will deliver to them on time and every time, defect-free products and services.

Greenfield Research is a company with a proud tradition of excellence in quality performance. Our dedication to producing the industry’s top quality products is exhibited by our year after year rejected parts per million performance, which is less than 10 RPPM annually to all customers. Our commitment to quality is further exhibited by the certifications we have received for our Quality and Environmental Management Systems. In 1999, we were certified to the QS9000 standard for Quality Management Systems. Our QMS transitioned to the TS16949 Standard and we became certified in 2006.

We are currently registered to the following standard revisions:

ISO 9001:2008

ISO/TS 16949:2008

ISO 9001 represents one of the standards developed and issued by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). They depict a set of management principles that aim at achieving customer satisfaction by delivering quality products and services. ISO 9001:2008 represents the latest version of the guidelines. The expression "ISO 9000" is typically interchanged with ISO 9001 to represent this family of standards. ISO 9000 was the grandfather of this methodology.

ISO/TS 16949:2008 was developed by IATF (International Automotive Task Force) members and approved by ISO (International Organization for Standardization) for publication. It is an industry specific Quality Management System (QMS) catering for automotive industries.