About Bates - An OEM Manufacturer of Medical Devices
In 1995 when the company where Chuck Bates had worked for nearly 25 years announced they were moving their operations to Mexico, he had to decide whether or not he wanted to follow his job to Juarez. Chuck and his wife, Rose, chose to stay in rural upstate New York and start their own business. Their decision resulted in a company that began operating with a single employee making a product for a single customer that today has grown to a workforce of approximately 80 making a diverse range of products for multiple customers both domestic and international.
Chuck believed that there were customers out there who still wanted to buy high-quality, American-made products if they could do so at a reasonable price. His vision was to provide his customers with excellent service, a quality product and dependability.
Bates Industries has established and sustained business relationships with suppliers of materials who are, for the most part, also based on US soil. We feel that keeping the supply chain shorter increases its efficiency and staying with suppliers that we know ensures a higher rate of reliability.