At Universal Metal Products, our focus is on custom metal stampings. Our creative team of engineering experts is always busy dreaming up a better way – whether your solution calls for a robust stamping, high heat resistance, extended corrosion performance, minimal clearance or stack ups, fast assembly, one-piece construction or bottom-line cost savings.

Although we’ve been an industry leader in custom metal manufacturing for over 78 years, we provide much more than pieces parts to our customers.  We provide full service partnership.

Sure, we have fourslide, multi-slide and punch-press equipment, but anyone can have equipment. It’s knowing exactly what to do with it that makes a difference. Knowing exactly what the equipment can and cannot do with particular grades of steel and geometry. Knowing how to engineer and re-engineer component parts. Knowing how to push the manufacturing process to create the perfect component for your specific application. That is what we do best. We call this approach to problem solving “solutions engineering.” That is what Universal Metal Products is all about.

For a complete list of our equipment and capabilities, please contact us at: [email protected]



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

Specializing since 1946 in high volume appliance, automotive and industrial metal stampings, Universal can fill almost any metal stamping need.

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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.

2017    Wickliffe facility upgrades TS16949 to new IATF16949:2016

2018    Pemberville and Pharr facilities upgrade TS16949 to new IATF16949:2016

2018    CNC milling operations start at UMP Wickliffe

2019  →  CNC lathe capability added to UMP Wickliffe

2020  → UMP certified by WBENC as Women Owned

2020 → UMP Wickliffe expands CMM capability in QC

2021 → UMP celebrates 75 years in metal forming

2022 → Expanded process automation team 


Universal Metal Products has three strategically located manufacturing facilities to insure that our production is close to your point of consumption helping to minimize ever rising logistics costs. All UMP facilities satisfy criteria for USMCA.


Universal Metal Products
29980 Lakeland Boulevard
Wickliffe, OH 44092


Universal Metal Products
850 West Front Street
Pemberville, OH 43450


Universal Metal Products
101 W. Eldora
Pharr, TX 78577