Carpin was founded in 1984
as a glide and hardware manufacturing company that immediately became a leader in hardware manufacturing in the office and school furniture industries. Founder Ralph Carpinella, an engineer by education, brought his life-long manufacturing knowledge and furniture industry experience to create a customer-focused company that is based on engineering and innovation.
From the early beginnings to today, we have combined a deep industry knowledge and creative problem solving to add value to customers by providing them solutions that go beyond stock, off-the-shelf offerings. These customer focused, solution oriented ideals have been a part of Carpin culture from the beginning, and was guided in
a large part by Ralph’s father, Henry Carpinella, who was integral to the startup and continued success of the business until his passing in 2011. Those ideals are still vitally important, today more than ever, and are the inspiration and driving force behind today’s capable leadership team. Carpin continues to set itself apart as an industry expert and valuable award winning supplier to most of the industry’s top companies.
Carpin Manufacturing is the leading manufacturer and importer of metal stamped and plastic injection molded floor protection products.
The top quality products made by Carpin serve a wide range of industries, including schools and universities, residential and commercial office furniture, fixed and mobile equipment found on warehouses and factories, point-of-sale displays, and specialized medical applications, to name a few.
For over 30 years, the company has operated from a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility and customer service center located near Interstate 84 in Waterbury, Connecticut. Within this modern and spacious facility, Carpin has developed and perfected a broad range of manufacturing technologies, and has assembled a highly skilled and experienced workforce of employees who have worked together for an average of 20 years. The stability of our workforce gives us Carpin a winning edge by allowing us to continually maximizing our manufacturing processes and quality systems to continually enhance product quality and customer service.
Our highly skilled team continually strives to find new ways to better serve our customers. As such, every employee is viewed as an integral part of the team, possessing unparalleled knowledge of our core manufacturing processes, including , , , and . By combining such varied skills and manufacturing capabilities, Carpin is able to satisfy virtually any customer requirement, particulary with regard to floor protection products and other specialty parts.
Through the decades, Carpin has continually expanded its catalog of standard off-the shelf products to nearly 3,000 product SKU's, with many parts available for same day or quick shipping. In addition, Carpin has full , , and to quickly develop and manufacture customized products that solve specific challenges intelligently and cost effectively.
Such challenges are embraced by our team as an opportunity to display their varied talents and ingenuity. Through innovation and creativity, Carpin employees maintain an entrepreneurial mindset that helps us thrive in keeping pace with the ever-changing needs of our customers.