Using SPOT to Ensure Safety on the Job

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The acronym SPOT stands for four factors that play a huge role in keeping metalworkers safe while on the job. Here at Sullivan Precision, safety is our first priority. We introduce those four factors here. Continue reading Using SPOT to Ensure Safety on the Job

Best Practices for Wheel Cutting

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Remembering to keep pressure, friction and vibration in mind when using a wheel cutter can help cut back on costs, extend the life of your wheel and create a great cut. Continue reading Best Practices for Wheel Cutting

Hoisted Machine Base Plate (video blog)

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This is a short video showing a hoisted machine base plate going back to the grinder, right here at Sullivan Corp! How cool looking is that? There is a little beauty in everything we do here at Sullivan Corp.

Welcome to the Sullivan Corp. News and Blog Page

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Welcome to the Sullivan Metals news and blog section of our website. Here you’ll find weekly news and updates on the Blanchard grinding and metal services industry, as well as blog posts and news articles that are all about Sullivan Corp. We’ll be posting fun pictures and videos, updates on what’s happening behind the scenes here at Sullivan Corp., and much more. We want this to be your one stop shop for all things metal.

If you’re new to Sullivan Corp., let us tell you a little more about what we do. We offer an enormous amount of metal services ranging from Blanchard grinding, which is synonymous with Rotary Surface grinding, flame cutting, fabricating, machining, sawing, abrasive blasting, stress relieving and more. Our services can be offered to, but not limited to, machine shops, metal service centers, OEMs, fabricators, pattern shops, tool and die shops and machine builders throughout North America.

But, let’s take a closer look into Blanchard grinding, and why we offer the best services in the industry. For those new to Blanchard Grinding, technically referred to as Rotary Surface Grinding, is a metal service that quickly removes stock from one side of a part. Abrasive stones are used to remove stock from the work-piece. Magnetic materials are held in place with an electromagnetic chuck. Dimensional tolerances of approximately 0.001″ parallelism and flatness per foot of diagonal of part are achievable on Blanchard Grinders. Surface finish typically will run 63 micro-inch RMS and as high as 32 micro-inch RMS with certain material. Using significantly greater horsepower than other grinding methods, Blanchard Grinding removes large amounts of stock quickly and efficiently. Non-ferrous materials can also be ground, but require special work holding arrangements.

Not only do we provide the highest quality Blanchard grinding services the industry has to offer, using the most advanced equipment available; but we also house and run the world’s largest Blanchard grinder, a 200” monster of a grinder!

Check back soon for more news and updates from Sullivan Corp.


Sullivan Precision Plate has a grinder to meet almost every need. Grinding is where we have made our name, expanding on our services to meet the diverse needs of our customers & an ever-changing economy.


Thermal Stress Relieving is an annealing process that heats the metal below the austenite phase to reduce distortions or changes in dimensions that might occur after shaping.


Oxy-Fuel Cutting will produce products that range from simple rectangles, circles, and rings, to intricate shapes custom-cut to specification.


Shot Blasting is the operation of cleaning or preparing a surface by forcibly propelling a stream of abrasive material against it under high pressure.
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