High-Quality Precision Automotive & Aerospace Components

Skilled Manufacturing, Inc. (SMI) is a tier 1 automotive supply company based in Traverse City that produces drive train components for automobiles as well as a variety of aircraft engine parts used in military and civilian aircraft.

SMI is proud to run a fully contained operation, allowing us to have 100% control of our quality and processes at all times. From writing our own programs to on-site robotic automation, everything we do is accomplished in-house at one of our three northern Michigan facilities.

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Skilled Manufacturing, Inc. is founded on the principles of hard work and ingenuity. Our engineers and skilled manufacturing professionals aspire to perfection in each and every facet of our business.

Adhering to the principles of lean manufacturing, SMI is dedicated to continuous process improvement. Testing, inspections and certifications are critical to our daily operation. These tight internal controls allow us to exceed customer expectations by consistently delivering a quality product, on time, within budget.

SMI prides itself and its quality production on state-of-the-art equipment, from totally automated work cells to the latest in CNC machining centers.


3680 Cass Rd
Traverse City , MI

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Skilled Manufacturing Inc. employs skilled technicians, design engineers and qualified machinists in both automotive and aerospace divisions. Some careers to consider, include:

CNC Machinist experienced with G1 program and HAAS Mill.

Design Engineer with experience in Solidworks.

Examples of Products

Automotive Components

Automotive Components

SMI Automotive’s 125 employees specialize in high-volume, precision machining for drive train components, power steering brackets, oil pans and other automotive assemblies for many of the world’s industry leaders.



Drawing from our extensive automotive expertise, SMI Aerospace was created in 2008 to support the aerospace industry in its quest to fly higher. Today, 50 employees are single-mindedly focused on aerospace engineering, project management and manufacturing excellence. By applying process control, product control and low-volume, high-mix production standards to a new market, SMI Aerospace is successfully–and cost-effectively–serving the private jet, commercial airline and defense industries with precise, made-in America components.