Founded by Ivan Coulombe and based in Portland, Maine, Coulombe Manufacturing Consultants serves a diverse range of local and global clients looking for the exact sub-contractor to meet specific manufacturing, fabrication, and/or engineering needs.
“Our Mission,” says Ivan Coulombe, “is to be a problem-solver for our clients—to help them find the precise solution to whatever critical issue they are facing. We have an extensive portfolio of services to help companies facilitate change, achieve their visions, and optimize performance and productivity.”
Your Success Partnership
The process begins when your business approaches Coulombe Manufacturing Consultants (CMC) and, for example, requests a quote on a certain product you need manufactured. CMC then reviews with you the precise specifications and requirements of the job . . . and fits the perfect sub-contractor to your need. CMC’s “Rolodex”—based on more than 25 years in the industry—is deep and extensive, and assures the perfect match of your need with the sub-contractor who best fulfills that need. In this way, you, the customer, also get the lowest price and best quality for your purchasing dollar.
That’s, in fact, where CMC can be the purchasing agent’s best friend. Your purchasing agent may have limited time and limited access to quality, approved vendors—but CMC can supplement or take that function over for him or her. So CMC keeps the purchasing agent from having to go through the hassle, paperwork, and expense of having to forge a relationship with a new vendor. That’s one-stop-shopping, the CMC way.
Here’s a recent, real-life example:
One of CMC’s purchasing-agent customers recently needed to fulfil a plastics-products manufacturing order for McDonald’s. The customer needed molded-injection cores for a prescribed price. CMC was able to match the perfect sub-contractor to the customer’s need—a win-win for everyone involved.
About Ivan Coulombe, Founder of Coulombe Manufacturing Consultants
Ivan Coulombe, based in Portland, Maine, has been in the manufacturing arena for more than 40 years. His diverse experience and ongoing partnerships with other manufacturers across the country allow CMC to rigorously evaluate suppliers and processes, to fit your and your customers’ needs. Ivan is a certified Lead ISO (International Organization for Standardization) Auditor, granted to him by LRQA (Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance). So you can be assured that only the most qualified sub-contractors are accepted and approved by him. Ivan also can audit the sub-contractor process. He requires full inspection reports, which are then provided to the customer and to him.
About Chris Carter, Operations Manager
Chris Carter has 42 years’ experience in manufacturing operation, including job shop, aircraft, sub-safe, air prep, computer, and molded fiber. During his career, Chris has acquired skill sets that include manual and CNC machining, solid modeling, CNC programming, EDM, and supervising. On a personal level, Chris is a Freemason who spends most of his free time motorcycling with Masonic groups to raise money for children with cancer and other life-altering afflictions.