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Our mission is to manufacture with operational excellence by empowering our employee-owners.

Our Journey

One Vision

Founded in Walker, MI with a single mission and machine, Challenge Manufacturing has seen remarkable growth in its 40-year journey. With over 3,000 employees and a presence in 12 strategic locations nationwide, we proudly supply automotive components to our valued customers. Despite rapid expansion, our commitment to our team and customers remains our core focus.

Foundations of Excellence

Our Core Values

We are committed to ensuring the health, well-being, and quality of our team, community, and products through safe work environments and manufacturing excellence.

Taking ownership of our responsibilities is key to our success. As ESOP owners we are accountable to each other.

Lending a hand and working together allows us to improve our results and reach high levels of success.


Long-Term Success

Challenge Manufacturing is dedicated to excellence, guided by our Operating System. We prioritize safety to ensure a secure environment for our employees and stakeholders. Quality is at the heart of everything we do, striving for precision and reliability in all our products. Our delivery processes are efficient and timely, consistently meeting customer needs. We emphasize cost-effectiveness, continuously optimizing expenses without compromising quality. Investing in our people is essential, fostering a culture of growth, collaboration, and innovation. Rigorous maintenance standards keep our operations running smoothly and sustainably. These pillars form the foundation of Challenge Manufacturing, driving us toward operational excellence and customer satisfaction.

Empowering Engagement

Our Culture

Challenge regularly implements new programs designed for employee engagement and fulfillment. Our Engagement Committee is run by a diverse group of employees who share new ideas to improve the employee experience. The team also focuses on volunteering and charitable activities to give back to the local community.

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