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Paramount
Stamping and Welding

An ISO 9001 : 2008 Company

Frequently Asked Questions

This section of the website contains a few questions, commonly asked by customers, and their accompanying answers. Feel free to e-mail us any questions you may have and we will be happy to answer them.

  1. Do you have a tool room capable of building Tool and Dies?


  2. What is the maximum bed size for the press?


  3. Do you make prototypes?


  4. What is the turn around time for your quotes?


  5. Approximately what is your average build time for a Progressive 10 Station Die?


  6. Approximately what is your typical build time for the following:?


  7. Approximately how many Punch Presses, Four-Slides, and Roll Forming equipment do you have?


  8. What sets Paramount apart from other metal stamping companies?


  9. Is Paramount union or non union?


  10. What is the size of your available engineering staff?


  11. Who owns Paramount? Are you public or private?


  12. Do you build your own tools?


  13. Can you build prototypes before production?


  14. Is Paramount financially stable?


  15. Can you turn a quote around in one day if necessary?


  16. Are you QS-9000?


  17. Can you produce welded assemblies?


  18. What is the current capacity of the plant?


  19. Non Automotive work?


  20. Are you located in an area where there are many subcontractors and secondary sources available?


  21. Does Paramount supply parts to many tier one, two and three automotive suppliers?


  22. How does Paramount handle large tooling projects within short lead times?




  1. Do you have a tool room capable of building Tool and Dies?

  2. Paramount has a completely equipped Tool and Die build facility in-house. We are capable of building high quality small, medium, and large dies as well as 4-slide tooling. We also design and build special machines when required by our customers.
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  3. What is the maximum bed size for the press?

  4. Maximum Press Bed sizes in the larger presses (› 150 tons) are as follows:

    Tonnage Maximum Bed Size
    (L x W, inches)
    75056 x 96
    50048 x 82.5
    30048 x 84
    29042.75 x 107
    25048 x 60
    20030 x 144,
    60 x 72 (6 presses)
    15054 x 96,
    60 x 72 (10 presses)
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  5. Do you make prototypes?

  6. Prototypes work is handled by our in-house prototype shop. the shop can produce prototypes from sheet metal or wire materials working from either drawings or math data in IGES or AUTOCAD DWG. format.
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  7. What is the turn around time for your quotes?

  8. Turn around time for quotations can be as little as 24 to 48 hours if needed. A maximum one week turn around time is maintained for the normal quotation process.
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  9. Approximately what is your average build time for a Progressive 10 Station Die?

  10. A 10 station progressive die would typically be built in 12 to 14 weeks.
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  11. Approximately what is your typical build time for the following:?

  12. Typical build times are as follows:

    ToolBuild Time (weeks)
    Four-Slide Dies and Tooling6-8
    Special Weld Machinesup to 16
    Roll Forming Tooling3-5
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  13. Approximately how many Punch Presses, Four-Slides, and Roll Forming equipment do you have?

  14. Paramount has approximately 80 major pieces of production equipment available for work.
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  15. What sets Paramount apart from other metal stamping companies?

  16. Paramount has very diverse capabilities that set it apart from typical metal stamping companies. We can produce your parts because we have the capability to design, build, and manufacture parts using the following:
    1. Progressive Dies
    2. Four-Slides Dies and Tooling
    3. Multi-Slides Dies and Tooling
    4. Roll Form Tooling
    5. Special Assembly Machines
    6. Special Welding Machines
    7. Assemble parts mechanically
    8. Assemble parts by: MIG, TIG, Resistance, and Plasma Welding
    9. Prototypes- design and build
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  17. Is Paramount union or non union?

  18. Paramount is a union-free work place. Each employee is responsible to work in a safe, quality conscious manner, placing the needs of our customer first.
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  19. What is the size of your available engineering staff?

  20. There are 4 people available for in-house engineering work. This is supplemented by additional outside independent contractors on an as needed basis.
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  21. Who owns Paramount? Are you public or private?

  22. Paramount is a privately owned company.
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  23. Do you build your own tools?

  24. Paramount designs and builds its own tools in a well-equipped tool room facility.
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  25. Can you build prototypes before production?

  26. Paramount has complete prototype facilities and can produse a variety of sheet metals or wire frame prototypes in a timely manner. We can work from conventional engineering drawings or math data n IGES or AUTOCAD DWG. format.
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  27. Is Paramount financially stable?

  28. Paramount is a privately owned, financially stable company that has been in business since 1978.
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  29. Can you turn a quote around in one day if necessary?

  30. Yes. If required by our customer, Paramount can process a quotation in as little as 24 hours.
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  31. Are you QS-9000?

  32. Paramount has been QS-9000 registered since May, 1998. Prior to that, we were ISO-9002 registered. A copy of our registration certificate is available from sales upon request.
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  33. Can you produce welded assemblies?

  34. A wide range of welding processes, both manual and automated, are within our capabilities. Resistance welding process capabilities include: spot, projection, and butt welding. ARC welding process capabilities include: GMAW (Mig), GTAW (Tig), and PLASMA ARC.
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  35. What is the current capacity of the plant?

  36. Paramount is currently operating at approximately 40% of full capacity.
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  37. Non Automotive work?

  38. Paramount manufactures products in a variety of industries including automotive and non-automotive customers.
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  39. Are you located in an area where there are many subcontractors and secondary sources available?

  40. Paramount is located in the heart of a large manufacturing base (Cleveland, Ohio). Metal processing and industrial finishing sources are readily available within a short distance from our facilities.
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  41. Does Paramount supply parts to many tier one, two and three automotive suppliers?

  42. Paramount customer base has for many years included tier one, two, and three automotive suppliers. We have also supplied the Big Three automotive suppliers directly.
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  43. How does Paramount handle large tooling projects within short lead times?

  44. Paramount maintains good working relationships with a complete complement of die shops in the Cleveland area. This enables us to quote lead times that are competitive with most other manufacturers on large projects
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(216)631-1755

(800) 966-7328 (Toll Free)

(216) 631-0229 (Fax)

(216) 631-2713 (Fax)
or e-mail us at:

Paramount.stamping@worldnet.att.net