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May 23

[ARCHIVED] Innovating Business: Universal Tool Equipment and Controls Inc.

The original item was published from May 23, 2017 11:05 AM to May 23, 2017 11:07 AM

Universal Tool Equipment and Controls Inc. (UTEC) has operated out of Michigan for many years. They currently operate out of three facilities, all located in Sterling Heights. UTEC has announced a new 116,000 s.f. manufacturing headquarters in Sterling Heights.  They are partnering with Quadrate Development to redevelop a former concrete production facility, where they will be creating 45 new jobs, for a total of 80 new jobs. They will need to outfit the new building with cranes, in addition to new equipment lines to support additional work.


Remote Laser Welding, Resistance Spot Welding, MIG Welding, Self-Piercing Rivets, Flow Drill Screws and various sealant and adhesive applications.

UTEC is a project-based, Certified Woman-Owned Business, located out of Sterling Heights, Michigan. Placed in the heart of Macomb County’s Automation Alley, UTEC is strategically located to be in touch with the massive supply base the Metro Detroit area offers.


Complex Robotic Systems, Single Robot/Fixture Cells, MIG / Resistance Weld Systems, Conveyor Systems, Trim Chassis Final Equipment, Laser Cells, KIT Install.

As a project-based organization, UTEC focuses on Engineered to Order systems, and provides automation systems, welding systems, and tooling to OEM’s, Tier 1’s, and Integrators. The company utilizes all the tools, processes, and procedures necessary to ensure successful completion of each project. Whether it is the disciplines of being an ISO 9001 certified company, or the internal Project Management Philosophy UTEC operates within, its customer-focused strategy continues to result in successful programs.


Production and non-production prototype fixtures for body-in-white, sub-assemblies and body structures. Stand alone and integrated prototype fixtures.

Industries served by UTEC include Automotive, Steel, Aerospace, and the Energy sector. With an established customer base including Fortune 500 companies such as Ford Motor Company, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and General Motors, UTEC is positioned to support a wide variety of customer requirements.

Sterling Heights is proud to be innovating business in Macomb County.