Strong Enterprises facilities consist of a 7,500 square foot concrete building with two loading/shipping docks and 800 square feet of administrative space. Strong Enterprises currently operates one production shift. Manufacturing space is divided into three departments – round canopy production, ram-air production, and harness/container production. Each department has a full complement of sewing machines specific to its products, including many programmable automatic sewing machines.
Receiving Inspection Department
This department inspects, sorts and stocks all raw materials, webbing, tapes, fabric, lines, and hardware. Everything that comes through the door is pre-inspected before it ever hits our production line. Each canopy goes through another inspection before lines are attached. Lines go through a separate inspection after being cut, looped and sewn. All inspections are documented through final inspection after which the canopies are packed or shipped to the customer.
Inspectors are FAA Parachute Riggers and most of them have a skydiving background. In-process inspections are made on all major components as they go through the manufacturing process within each department. This greatly reduces the possibility of rejected parts while going through the stitching and assembly process. There is a final Inspection area for each department that has all documentation, jigs and final inspection sheets for each item built in that department. All major items are date stamped, serial numbered and stamped with the Inspector's unique numbered stamp.