1950 - Valley City Metal Products, Inc. was founded in Shelby, MIchigan - Primarily working with agriculture industry OEM's and automotive/truck spring manufacturers. The main products included Split Spacers, Spring Eye Bushings, Spring Clips and Caps and other metal stampings.
1972 - Jim Frank and a partner purchased the company and property. The team consisted of the 2 partners and employees.
1973 - The partners secured a contract with a good old handshake from Dodge Manufacturing in Mishawaka Indiana to produce Split Steel Pulleys. Construction of a new 8400 square ft. factory in the newly formed Shelby Industrial Park was completed late in the year.
1974 - A new company, B&F Manufacturing, Inc. was incorporated and the production of Steel Pulleys Started. The staff grew to 11 employees.
1978 - Jim Frank bought out his partner and, with his wife Fran, managed the growing business.
1978 - New products and new customers resulted in continued growth required an addition of 4000 sq. ft. of manufacturing space.
1986 - Growth of the business continued, and a second addition finished construction late in the year.
1993 - Continued growth and new business required more space. A 7200 sq. ft. addition replaced the previous addition and provided ample storage and manufacturing space.
2002 - Jim Frank and his Son, Jim Frank, signed an agreement to transfer ownership of both Valley City Metal Products and B&F Manufacturing.
2005 - The two companies merged and provided a strong competitor in the metal products manufacturing industry.
2005 - Valley City Metal Products became a certified and registered ISO 9001-2001. The commitment of VCMP and all its employees to achieve this standard is evident and remains a vital part of our manufacturing process.
2007 - VCMP launched its first website.
2013 - Internet-Based Sales and Marketing continued to grow and provide new leads and satisfied customers.
2018 - Valley City Metal Products receives new ownership.
Current - Valley City Metal Products employs about 35-40 men and women who all have extensive training, knowledge, and experience.