June 1, 2017
CEO Greg Adams is leading the metal and plastics titan to dynamic growth with a wide range of precision projects for blue-chip clients.
While its roots date back more than 70 years, Tenere's growth has accelerated since Adams joined the company in 2013. Shortly after its establishment, Tenere acquired two longstanding western Wisconsin manufacturers in 1994: Hansman Industries (founded in 1946) and Progressive Tool & Design (founded in 1977). The company is the dominant employer in the area. "We've got 500 employees in a town of 895 people," says Adams.
In 1995, the company made its first foray into Colorado when it bought Denver Tool and Die in Lakewood. After Tenere itself was acquired in 2012 by The Watermill Group, a Massachusetts-based private-equity firm, the company has doubled its square footage in Wisconsin and opened a metal fabrication plant in Monterrey, Mexico. Tenere also purchased two more Colorado-based companies: Protogenic in Westminster in 2013 and Longmont's Mountain Molding in 2015. After basing the combined Colorado operations in Lakewood, Tenere opened a new 134,000-square-foot facility in Westminster in late 2016 and consolidated its plastics manufacturing there.
About Tiffany Gruman
Tiffany is the Marketing Coordinator for Tenere Inc. and has been with the company for 3 years. Outside of marketing, Tiffany enjoys being on stage in local community theatre productions and making trips to Costco.