The MART Corporation
At MART, we look at ourselves as more than an aqueous part washer manufacturer. We enable people to get their dirty parts clean by providing a totally engineered and patented, environmentally safe aqueous cleaning process that removes soils with the hydraulic force of impact pressure augmented by soap and heat, and we provide an environmentally friendly system to dispose of the waste. Worldwide: Installations Throughout the U.S. and in 34 other Countries.
MART Defining Statement
At MART, we look at ourselves as more than an aqueous part washer manufacturer. We enable people to get their dirty parts clean by providing a totally engineered and patented, environmentally safe aqueous cleaning process that removes soils with the hydraulic force of impact pressure augmented by soap and heat, and we provide an environmentally friendly system to dispose of the waste.
MART president Gary Minkin invented Power Washing in 1971. His idea was to clean parts with hydraulic force (impact pressure) rather than by flooding the wash load with a high concentration of chemical in hot solution. The first Power Washers were installed side-by-side jet spray machines and proved to be superior for the removal of difficult soils. The Power Wash process became the first of eleven patents now held by MART.
New Power Washing technology is generated through our R&D program that has been in effect since 1987 when MART began investing $200,000 a year in pure R&D. While the investment is modest in annual terms, over time it has added up to over $3.5 million and is responsible for MART Power Washers remaining State-of-the-art cleaning systems.
MART now offers the largest product line in the industry with 34 Power Washer models and 104 engineered options. The company can configure a wash system to meet the most unique and stringent requirements, and is capable of producing more than 5 million different Power Washer systems without a single duplication. Custom engineering services are also available.
Over the past three years MART has been providing industry with a remarkable new proprietary technology that treats waste streams, separating and encapsulating the waste for safe disposal and reclaiming the solution and chemical for reuse.
The system is called MART EQ-1, named for its 'Environmental Quality' results and 'One Step' processing.
SALES DEMOGRAPHICS: Worldwide: Installations Throughout the U.S. and in 34 other Countries
MARKETS: GSA Contract, Automotive, Diesel, Off-Road, Bearings, Mining, Rolling Mills, Railroads, Work Boat, Electric Motor and Apparatus, Jet & Piston Aircraft, and New Manufacturing
TOTAL EMPLOYEES: 72 (Employee E-mails)
FACILITY/PLANT SIZE: 28,665 sq/ft - Manufacturing & Offices
LOCATION: Premium Location Industrial Park in St. Louis County, MO, Eight Minutes from St. Louis International Airport. Four minutes from US Hwy 270 at Page Blvd
OWNERSHIP: Privately Held
MANUFACTURING CAPABILITY: All metal forming (mild or stainless steel); fitting, welding, assembly; subassembly and final assembly testing; and quality inspections and certification for each MART Model and System prior to shipment
MANUFACTURING CAPACITY: All MART Turntable style systems from CYCLONE 2.2 with 27 inch Table and 38 inch Work Height, to HURRICANE 144 with 144 inch Table and 17 ft work height, and machine weights to 65,000 pounds; all Tumbler, Clamshell and Single/Dual Lift Door models; and all automated Pass Thru systems
PRODUCT LINES: 34 Power Washer Models and 104 Engineered Options, capable of manufacturing 5+ Million different Power Washer without duplication; EQ-1 Wastewater Processing; Chemical Group: Spare Parts/Retrofits.
TOTAL SALES SINCE FOUNDING: $253.2 Million
Quality at MART is a philosophy; a discipline; a way of life. It is in the mindset of MART people who are committed to performing their work in a quality manner, take pride in their work and in MART, know the importance of each individual effort to the whole, and strive to meet the goals of the MART Mission Statement.
Quality at MART is achieved by consistent, repeatable tasks involving Formalized Systems and our people: Formalized Systems by which good judgment can be applied so that our quality results are achieved by design and are sustainable over time; and our people because only committed, trained people can apply judgment to consistently make quality decisions.
MART employs a controlled Quality system that is appropriate for MART, its products and its customers, and in every way is as good as the ISO 9000 system at providing Quality results. The MART Quality system has several parts:
- Quality at MART: ISO 9000 and the MALCOLM BALDRIGE Principles
- The philosophy and ethics we express in the MART Mission Statement and the MART Quality Statement
- The Ten Principles of Quality we apply to each activity and process
- The MALCOLM BALDRIGE criteria against which we measure ourselves so we can deliver the benefits and meet the expectations of MART customers
- The comprehensive Final Inspection Report document that ensures that MART consistently delivers quality equipment and products.
Foster a customer-driven company culture that will enable us to become the preeminent supplier of washing equipment and wastewater processing systems to industries worldwide;
Meet each customer's core needs and expectations to ensure customer satisfaction, and help our customers attain quantifiable profitability;
Improve the lives and enterprise of those that have business with us and that utilize our equipment and products;
Through teamwork and cooperation, organize and conduct our business so that our employees have job security and are encouraged to grow and reach their fullest potential;
Become an outstanding global citizen by contributing excellence to our industry and community in everything we do; and Provide value for our shareholders.
Every company needs an effective way of doing and completing its work, and measuring the results to know that the standards required of the work are met. MART developed its own method – THE TEN PRINCIPLES – which is applied to each task.
- ANALYZE TASK. Analyze the task, work, activity or process to thoroughly understand its exact scope and nature, and determine how and by whom the completed task or activity will be utilized;
- APPLY PRINCIPLES. Determine how the PRINCIPLES will be applied to perform the process;
- SET PROCEDURES. Set forth a procedure using the PRINCIPLES that will be followed to produce a Quality result. If process will be repeated then the completed procedure should be formalized and documented to provide a basis for performing the same process in the future;
- QUALIFY PARTICIPANTS. The person responsible for the process will ensure that persons or groups to be involved are qualified to complete their portion of the process in a Quality manner. If this requirement cannot be met, the procedure or staffing must be modified to ensure that a quality result is produced;
- ESTABLISH CONTROLS. Whether or not a formal procedure is in place, for complex multi-step tasks or activities, decide which subparts are crucial to a quality outcome and establish control measurements to ensure the quality of the crucial subparts. Whenever possible, 'foolproof' the process design to prevent errors. Each measurement must yield verifiable proof of quality;
- COMMUNICATE PLAN. Alert the people who will be involved in the execution and completion of the process and discuss the reasons for it, the plan to carry it out, the support and work required of them, the time and budget allotted for completion, and the results required;
- PROVIDE TOOLS. Identify and make available, to the persons requiring them, the tools, data and other materials needed to successfully complete their portion of the process;
- INITIATE PROCESS. Initiate the procedure to accomplishing the process;
- VERIFY RESULTS. Apply measurement criteria, if previously defined, to the process. If no measurement criteria have been defined then verify that process has in fact been completed in accordance with the criteria established for it. Confirm with others that the process, as completed and without alteration or changes, will be useful to those who have need of the process. As applicable, ensure that the procedure is documented to define how the process will be performed in the future; and
- 'CAR'/REPORT. As required, identify the root cause of errors, take corrective action and make modifications to the process, reporting the details of the modified process to those affected by it.