Did you know when you purchase an item manufactured by UMI Performance you are supporting the United States of America? UMI Performance proudly designs and manufactures its entire line of products in its facility located in the small town of Bigler, Pennsylvania. UMI Performance dedicates its full manufacturing facility to UMI brand products only. The facility features CNC machining, both milling and turning CNC's, band sawing, press break operation, MIG and TIG welding, sand blasting, plasma cutting and powder coating. These are involved in just a few of the steps when manufacturing UMI Performance products seen in today's market. UMI Performance began in 2003 under the leadership of Ryan Kirkwood and the guidance of his father Denny. Together this father and son team developed a large variety of products for many makes and models of GM vehicles and the Ford Mustang. Ryan saw a large demand for suspension and chassis products, and felt the market was lacking of options and full of highly priced items.
Ryan had a head start with the business thanks to his father so he took it and ran. On May 31st 2003, UMI began its journey in the aftermarket suspension industry with a 1994 Ford Mustang GT Convertible. This car was used as a test bed for the beginning stages of UMI's Fox and SN95 platform products. The products began to move very quickly, becoming almost impossible to keep in stock. The faster they manufactured them the quicker they sold. In late 2003, UMI purchased a 2000 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am WS6 which was used as their F-Body platform design vehicle. Slowly products began to arise on the market for the 82-02 GM F-Body, and quickly UMI Performance became a well respected company, becoming one of the largest suspension manufactures in today's market.
Today, UMI Performance operates out of a 14,000 square foot facility staffed with 24 employees, and features a wide variety of machine and fabricating equipment. From raw 24 foot bars of tubing to a finished product on your door step, UMI Performance manufactures 99.9% of their products in their facility from start to finish. UMI Performance is very proud of their success over the past 6 years, and would like to take the time to thank each and every customer for their support. UMI's 24 hardworking employees are proud to offer you an American made product, hand crafted and fabricated with blood, sweat and pride.
Please enjoy UMI's virtual online tour of their facility. This is designed to show some of the manufacturing steps and procedures taken along the way of production. And look closely, you might just see an item you ordered being produced!
Shop tour coming soon!