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SHIPPING & RECEIVING
In today’s competitive market, it is imperative to deliver product that not only gives a striking factory-new appearance, but is shipped in safe shipping containers. And since quality control is also essential, we enforce a triple check procedure where three different departments check the appearance and integrity of every bolt hole and alignment hole, inspecting for any cracks or damage to the transmission. The Shipping Department is the final important check in this process.
Every day, both Shipping and Receiving aid us in offering the best shipping rates and times in the industry, working with several big name carriers that service not only our customers, but our strategically located warehouses throughout the US. Whether it is air shipping, truck freight, or a drop shipment, we work hard to impress our customers with how little time it took to get back on the road.
Our core retrieval process is also a bit different. Our in-house designed program tracks every order and helps our core retrieval personnel get a core out of a customer’s way and back into production in record time. This program also helps our Receiving Department to identify a case correctly so our production team can make the decision of what SKU number it will be built as next.
At ETE Reman, our floor plan and process is designed to provide our builders with pre-cleaned, inspected transmission cases and parts. This way, they can completely concentrate on the rebirth and building process. Without the Teardown Department, this wouldn’t be possible.
Teardown is where all of the magic begins. Utilizing complete aqueous cleaning with biodegradable detergents, all parts and cases are cleaned by our teardown crew. Next, everything gets sent through a pass-thru washer for a second wash. Then, the parts are again inspected while unloading them from the conveyor. The case then continues its journey through the paint booth and through four stages of case preparation. This is where the first stage of our triple check procedure begins. Every machined surface is inspected, bushings are replaced with our own specialty tooling, and every thread is chased and repaired. Lastly, every nook and cranny is inspected for cracks in the quality of the painting process. The teardown process concludes when the case travels down the conveyor to be washed a third and final time.
Our Machining Department is something we developed so that we could be in complete control of the clearances and tolerances in the products that we offer. We also saw the need to be able to produce various specialized tooling around the shop. The addition of several lathes, CNC machines, surfacing grinders, mills, boring bars, and much more allows us this department to make high-quality, custom products using the latest 3D imaging and CNC software. Who knew transmissions could be so high-tech?
Running a Parts Department has always been a challenge. To have the right amount of parts, the right parts always on hand to keep our builders moving forward is the challenge. Currently, we build over 1,400 families of transmissions covering over 16,000 vehicle applications. With an average of 200 parts going into each transmission, the ability to run an organized Parts Department is critical. With a Remstar carousel system, we are able to keep thousands of parts on hand at all times. With the carousel system, our inventory software, and our specially-trained parts personnel, this is more than your typical Parts Department – it is a major component in keeping our manufacturing lean and our quality exceptional.
In the Valve Body Department, every valve body is completely disassembled – every valve, bore, spring, clip, plug, and solenoid is completely inspected. Once all components pass inspection, they are cleaned in our ultrasonic cleaning machine using the latest aqueous biodegradable cleaning detergents available today. The components and the valve body are then delivered to our trained valve body technicians. Each valve body is carefully updated and built to our specifications.
Lastly, each is tested using our CARS dyno program specifically designed for testing the valve body alone without the transmission. Every data point is reviewed and kept on file for our Research & Development Department. The valve body is then bagged and tagged, identifying the application and the build team it was built for.