The first priority objective of a company should be focused on customers satisfaction rather than profitability.

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Elkins Machine Detroit

Sales Staff

Elkins Machine & Tool offers a highly dedicated sales staff, which possesses a wealth of knowledge and decades of experience in the industry.

Tim Swoish, President | Phone:734-941-0266 x103


Jerry VerHoven, Sales Representative: VerHoven has been the Hosco Finishing System Components account manager with Elkins for 2 ½ years. Verhooven has an impressive, lengthy background in the industry, having served as operation’s manager at Hosco for 18 years, plant manager at North Star for five years and plant manager with Copper Brazing Industries for 21 years. Verhooven has an Applied Science Degree in Metallurgy from Macomb Community College and has attended seminars at Dale Carnegie, Electroless Nickel Plating and the Chester L. Karrass School of Negotiating, among others. He has certifications in ITW 8020 principles, ITW Kaban principles, ITW management principles, ITW hiring and ITW business principles, among many others. The inventor of two patents, Verhooven is a member of the Disabled Veterans from Vietnam, where he was honored with the Purple Heart and other medals. In his leisure time, he enjoys golfing. | Phone:734-941-0266 x102

Who do I contact for my specific requirements?
We prefer that you begin with Elkins sales division and have them guide you to the appropriate staff member to assist you. Please refer to the Sales Associates page for contact information
What is your standard lead time when ordering products?
Standard lead time is 4 to 6 weeks, but we will always strive to meet the customers’ requirements for accelerated delivery.
Is there an expediting fee and how much is it?
Expediting fees are specific to each case and only applied when necessary.
Is there a charge for engineering changes and revisions?
After an engineering change/revision, the part may be re-quoted to reflect the actual changes, which may include product and tooling change costs.
Can I receive my part complete (assembled, welded, plated, etc.)?
Yes, contingent on the part and its requirements, we have the ability to provide your order complete as quoted.
Do you accept credit card payments?
Yes, we accept Visa, Mastercard and American Express.
Are you capable of accepting ACH (Automated Clearing House) payments?
Yes. The Automated Clearing House (ACH) is an electronic network for financial transactions. ACH processes large volumes of both credit and debit transactions, which are originated in batches.
Do you participate in Dun & Bradstreet?
Yes, we subscribe to Dun & Bradstreet’s services. Our D-U-N-S number is 091617175.
Does Elkins accept blanket purchase orders with annual releases?
Yes, we do accept blank purchase orders, but only when releases are scheduled and mature within a 12-month period. All release dates must be reviewed and authorized by Elkins Machine & Tool management.
What are your normal payment terms?
We offer standard Net 30-day terms. Additional discounts are subject to negotiations and approval by Elkins’ management.
Do you act as a certified supplier to your customers, therefore eliminating the need for incoming inspections?
We are currently a TS16949 certified and actively practice all of the quality methods that are approved within the TS16949 system. However, we always recommend that customers practice the same strategic quality principals as recommended in TS16949, including those found in the incoming inspection sections.