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The Next 100

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From mess kits valiantly carried onto the beaches of Normandy to rovers propelled into the furthest reaches of space, stainless steels and special metals rolled and distributed by Ulbrich have been on quite the journey over the last century. The company too has twisted and turned, ever changing to meet the demands of an ever-shifting market and materials landscape. But you don’t have to squint too hard to see clear values that have remained ever constant, sustaining the legacy of one American family from 1924 to 2024.

Resilience. Foresight. Adaptability.

A commitment to quality, to being “the best at whatever you do.”

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Perhaps above all, the Ulbrich’s have been defined by their unflinching conviction to do right by those around them: their workforce, their community, their customers.

As they look to the future, toward the company’s next 100 years, these values will serve as a foundation for them to build upon. A north star that leads the Ulbrich’s and more than 700 employees around the world toward an even more prosperous future.

A Strategic Vision for Ulbrich’s Next 100 Years


Remaining Future-Focused

A key to Ulbrich’s success over the last century has been the family’s long-term outlook. Decisions are made to sustain the company’s success and family ownership not for this year, but for the next 5, 10, 15, or 20 years. They recognize the challenges that lie ahead in maintaining a family business in a rapidly changing industry, but with the right moves, made with farsightedness, the company can position itself for what’s next.
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Developing the Best Talent

Emphasizing a culture of promoting from within, Ulbrich understands the importance of investing in talent development. As they venture into the next century, they aim to maintain the organization’s technical expertise and entrepreneurial spirit with strategic workforce planning. Employment may be becoming more transient, but Ulbrich remains steadfast in fostering an environment that encourages long-term commitment from its employees. A key part of this is nurturing the emotional connection between the family and its employees by maintaining a culture of top-down respect that makes everyone feel a sense of belonging.
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Adapting to the Changing Landscape

As the market evolves, Ulbrich realizes the significance of being even more intentional with how they partner with their customers to secure a solid market presence. Their capabilities-driven strategy has served them well, but they must be vigilant in adapting to customer demands and technological advancements. With their eyes set on rapidly evolving industries like space travel, medical wearables, and fusion reactors, Ulbrich is poised to play a pivotal role in shaping the future of these innovative applications.
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Embracing New Technologies

Ulbrich acknowledges the power of technological advancements like artificial intelligence (AI) and Industry 4.0 in driving operational efficiency. They have already started incorporating AI tools into their processes and remain committed to exploring new technologies that enhance their operations. These innovations not only optimize their production but also strengthen their competitive advantage in the industry.
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Protecting Our Planet

Ulbrich recognizes the importance of environmental stewardship. As they look ahead, they aim to make conscious efforts to make the air and water cleaner by embracing sustainable practices. The company's dedication to reducing its carbon footprint and minimizing environmental impact aligns with growing global concerns for a greener future.

Sustaining a Legacy

A strong company culture has been the cornerstone of Ulbrich's success, and it is a value they intend to carry into the next century. As a private company with succession plans in place, they ensure that the values and principles they have upheld for the past 100 years will continue to guide their journey.

Ulbrich Stainless Steel & Special Metals sets forth with a comprehensive and visionary plan for the next 100 years. With a focus on long-term planning, talent development, technology integration, and environmental responsibility, they embrace the future with confidence. Ulbrich's unwavering commitment to its workforce, customers, and values ensures that the company will remain an industry leader, contributing to technological advancements and shaping the landscape of stainless steel and special metals for generations to come.

“Whether you’re a customer, supplier, employee, or member of our community, you’re a part of Ulbrich’s history too. Please join us in creating a successful future as we embark on our company’s next 100 years.”


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