About

Who We Are


At Universal Metal Products we specialize in metal forming or “conversion”. Simply put, we stamp or bend steel into intricate components for your application. Our expertise includes slide forming such as fourslide and multislide. Our equipment line-up also includes progressive die punch presses. Whatever your stamping need is, Universal has you covered.

Our job does not end with the stamping operation however, we also have extensive value added capabilities which includes but is not limited to:

  • Assembly
  • Riverting
  • Tapping
  • Welding (Robotic, Mig, Spot)
  • Wash Lines
  • Phosphate
  • Paint Finish
  • Heat Treat

For a complete list of our equipment and capabilities, please contact us at: solutions@ump-inc.com

Our History


Welcome to the on-line home of Universal Metal Products. Here you will find everything you need regarding custom metal stampings. Universal has over 50 years of metal forming experience ranging from complex Fourslide and Multislide to light, medium and heavy duty Punch Press operations.

Specializing in high volume appliance, automotive and industrial metal stampings, Universal can fill your rigorous stamping needs.

Mission Statement


Universal Metal Products, Inc. will strive to continually improve our processes, satisfy our customers and comply with applicable legal and customer requirements by providing viable solutions, superior products, and on-time delivery at a competitive price.

Universal Metal Products, Inc. is committed to the continual improvement of our environment – dedicated to minimizing the potential environmental impact of our products and processes through the prevention of pollution, compliance with environmental legislation/regulation and setting of meaningful objectives and targets.

History Timeline


1946    Universal Metal Products founded.

1950’s    The UniClamp, Universal’s industry leading hose clamp is born.

1987    Universal Metal Products is acquired by current owner.

1997   Hercules Stamping is acquired by Universal Metal Products to expand progressive die punch press capabilities. aka UMP, Pemberville.

2000   Wickliffe facility expansion and relocation of heat treat operations to optimize material flow.

2001    Wickliffe facility adds (2) wire EDM machines.

2003    Appliance OEM’s step up migration from US based operations into Mexico.

2004   Company expanded operations again through the addition of a purchased building in McAllen, TX.  The 30,000 sq. ft. facility was intended to support existing and new customer migrations to Mexico. Facility can be expanded up to 240,000 sq. ft. as required.

2004    UMP McAllen opens 30,000 sq. ft. facility with dedicated progressive die punch press operations.

2004    Wickliffe facility adds (1) wire EDM machine to existing footprint.

2005    McAllen facility adds (1) 400 ton press to existing footprint.

2005  →  Universal focuses attention on balanced diversification with Appliance, Vehicle and Industrial segments targeted.

2005    Whirlpool acquires Maytag resulting in the closing of nine Maytag/Whirlpool facilities from 2005 to 2012.

2006    UMP McAllen expands to 60,000 square feet.  Operations expand to include value added processing.

2006    UMP McAllen adds (1) 600 ton press to increase tonnage capability.

2006    Class 8 trucking record year for NAFTA production.

2007    UMP Pemberville adds (2) 600 ton presses to increase tonnage capability.

2010    UMP Pemberville adds (2) additional 600 ton presses to current footprint.

2017    Wickliffe facility acquires new CNC milling equipment to help facilitate existing internal die building capabilities.

Manufacturing Facilities


Universal Metal Products has three strategically located manufacturing facilities to insure that our production is close to your point of consumption helping to offset ever rising daily logistics costs.

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Corporate Headquarters

Universal Metal Products
29980 Lakeland Boulevard
Wickliffe, OH 44092
440.943.3040

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Toledo Division

Universal Metal Products
850 West Front Street
Pemberville, OH 43450
419.287.3223

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McAllen Division

Universal Metal Products
101 W. Eldora
Pharr, TX 78577
956.283.7200

Contact us today: (440) 943-3040