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Savant Mfg Inc has been involved in the ATV industry for 25 years. Our employees are knowledgeable and willing to assist you in any way possible. Please feel free to browse, shop and if you have any questions please give us a call. We are here to help. We know you have a choice, thank you for choosing STRONG MADE.
Savant Manufacturing Inc. (SMI) is a metal manufacturing company built around supplying accessory parts for the ATV/UTV industry. The company builds front and rear racks, drop racks, floorboards, gun racks, stick stoppers, stick shifts, and other items.
SMI began in the fall of 1978 when Kevin Savant, the founder of Savant Manufacturing Inc, made his first four-wheeler rack in his backyard at the age of 14. He used homemade tools, scrap metal, and time to complete his first rack. Other people noticed the rack and orders began to come in. This is the humble beginnings of SMI.
After a few years of part-time business, there were enough orders to make it an official company and build a workshop. This happened in 1985 at Hwy. 383 in Kinder, Louisiana with one employee. The company did well in the first few years. Then, in 1991, God blessed the company and the business grew at a fast rate and additional employees were hired and new buildings were added.
Due to this being a self-made business, QUALITY is very important to SMI. We have implemented many quality assurance checks over the years to ensure the finest products to our customers.
We begin with hiring quality people who exhibit proper attitude, quality, cooperation, and growth. Each employee is properly trained at their position and then goes through a review process every three months. We have quality assurance checks on welders, painters, packers, and shippers.
Our next area is to purchase quality raw materials for our products. Our purchasing agent continues to check for the best materials at the good prices. We know that a good product that is too expensive will not sell.
We strive to ensure the manufacturing process for each product is checked and double checked. All welds are not only checked by the welder but they are also rechecked by the prep team and the painters. Any problems noted are removed and corrected. The painter gets checked by the packers who look again at each product for proper welds and painting, checking for streaks and miss-painted item. The packers are then re-inspected by the shippers. They look for proper packaging so the product will not be damaged and that the proper parts are placed in each box. This simple process ensures that the customer will receive what they have ordered.
SMI also maintains state of the art computer network system. This system handles the shipping and receiving, order processing, inventory and other necessary programs for operating a quality business. Computers are necessary for tracking the day to day process of a company.
SMI also has the complete powder coated paint system. This automated system chemically cleans and washes every part before powder painting. After washing and rinsing and product is sprayed with powder paint, the powder paint is baked onto the product. It is then cooled and packed for shipping.
The last area of quality is research of the market for the products that you want. SMI keeps looking at improvements on existing products and developing new products. We custom fit each item on new ATVs each year for quality fit. If adjustments need to be made we make them and then add it to our product list.