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RISE Honored as Manufacturer of the Year

RISE Manufacturing, winner of 2015 Manufacturer of the Year

On Saturday, February 7, RISE Manufacturing was honored with the 2015 Manufacturer of the Year award at the Broken Arrow Chamber Awards Banquet.

The award is given annually to a company that creates wealth for the community and exports its goods across the nation and abroad. The company must provide quality jobs and opportunities for the region, serving as a backbone of the local economy and engaging in the community.

RISE Manufacturing was recognized for its company growth and culture, including the RISE Fundamentals—a compilation of 32 values that serve as a template for how RISE conducts all business, whether with a customer, employee, vendor, or the community. In addition, the company’s employees were commended for their volunteerism in the community.

“Broken Arrow is home to so many exceptional manufacturing companies. We’re humbled to receive this recognition,” said Matt Torres, president of RISE Manufacturing. “The Broken Arrow Chamber and EDC have played an integral role in our success thus far. We can’t thank them enough.”

The Broken Arrow Chamber of Commerce honored nine companies with Arrowhead Business Awards and 12 community members with Chamber awards. Hundreds of people gathered at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa for the black-tie event.

RISE Holds Press Conference and Open House

On Wednesday, December 3, more than 100 people gathered at our Broken Arrow facilities as we held a press conference to discuss RISE Manufacturing’s recent growth and acceptance into the Oklahoma Quality Jobs Program.

Jim Beavers, chair of the Broken Arrow Economic Development Corporation; Representative David Brumbaugh; County Commissioner John Smaligo; Brian O’Hara, representative for Congressman Jim Bridenstine; and Matt Torres, president of RISE Manufacturing spoke at the press conference, and O’Hara presented RISE with a certificate of special congressional recognition on behalf of Congressman Bridenstine.

“This (Rise’s growth) is exactly what Oklahoma needs,” said Representative Brumbaugh during the press conference. “Thank you for what you are doing. We’re here to support you and help you grow.”

Over the past six months, our company has doubled in size, and we plan to continue this aggressive growth curve. We’re currently hiring additional skilled welders and CNC machinists.

“RISE Manufacturing continues to impress us; the Broken Arrow Chamber and the Broken Arrow EDC are excited about their future in our community,” said Wes Smithwick, president and CEO of the Broken Arrow Chamber and EDC. “Not only are they committed to continued growth, but we appreciate their pledge to be local and their efforts to hire U.S. veterans.”

Immediately following the press conference, we had a ribbon cutting and open house where community members had the opportunity to tour our facilities and view RISE Armament products.

A big thanks to the Broken Arrow Chamber and EDC for all their help with the event! They were instrumental in its success. We couldn’t be more impressed with the Chamber/EDC and their work. Thanks also to all the local media who covered the event, and thanks to everyone who came!

To see more about the event, be sure to check out the news coverage and the photos below.

Tulsa World article
Channel 2 News segment
Public Radio Tulsa article via Associated Press
Broken Arrow Ledger article
Channel 23 News segment
Channel 6 News segment
Channel 2 News segment 2


Torres Among Tulsa 40 Under 40

The Tulsa 40 We are excited to announce that Matt Torres, president of Rise Manufacturing, is among The Tulsa 40, a distinguished roster of local leaders by Tulsa Business & Legal News. The annual awards recognize the best and brightest of Tulsa’s business and community leaders who are under 40 years old.

Tulsa Business & Legal News profiles 40 individuals who have distinguished themselves in the business community and who the publication expects to be among the next generation of movers and shakers.

Matt and the other honorees will be recognized at an awards banquet on April 22 at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa.


Rise Expedites Job to Help Save Start-Up

A week before their client’s scheduled start-up, one of our customers called us; they needed a part manufactured on a fast turnaround. A steam meter on a 14-inch, 1,500-pound steam line was damaged and required replacement prior to plant operation.

To serve our customer, we expedited the precision machining of a custom 16-inch–diameter stainless steel forging. To begin the project, we coordinated and scheduled material procurement. We also coordinated then performed the multiple-operation processing of the part. In addition, we handled the necessary meticulous inspection processes. We then air freighted the part on the customer’s chartered flight for start-up two­ days later—effectively helping reduce a multiple-week turnaround to a mere three days.

While most of our jobs at Rise Manufacturing operate on standard delivery timelines, we offer expedited services like this for our customers when needed. So if you’re ever in a bind and have a job that borders on the impossible, give us a call at 918.994.6240. We’d love to help you!

A CNC Machine in Action

At Rise, CNC milling and turning are among the services we offer. Our specialized machinists run the high-tech machines to make quality parts. To see a CNC machine in action, check out this online video. Though it wasn’t taken at our facilities, it shows what some of these impressive machines can do. (more…)

Under Construction

Renovations are now underway at our new 55,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Broken Arrow. We are in the process of giving all the offices a complete overhaul. We’re painting each room and replacing all the flooring. We’re even knocking down and putting up walls. The break room will have a ’50s diner theme, complete with red vinyl booths, and we are outfitting it with all new appliances and multiple microwaves. It’ll be a great place for employees to relax and enjoy their downtime! (more…)