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Hayes Gear Box Click here to download article
May 9th, 2012

To: Our Valued Customers

From: Hayes Manufacturing, Inc.


Hayes Manufacturing was asked by its customers to come up with a "Plug-In Gear Box Assembly". This Gear Box would need splines on each side (Input and Output) in order to accomplish a blind mount.

Well after about 4 Months of design and manufacturing, the gear box is ready.

Ff you have any questions or comments, feel free to give us a call (231) 879-3372.

Black Sea R&D - Super Bearing Click here to download article
Black Sea Research & Development has been working on the Porsche torque tube problems for over a year now. Black Sea R&D noticed a problem, and reacted! That reaction has created the best torque tube rebuild option on the market today. That option ........... The "Super Bearing"!

Over the years thousands of Porsche owners have been dealing with torque tube problems and had nowhere to go. Once a problem arose (noisy bearings, sliding shaft, etc..) they had no choice but to have the same old (dealer) parts reinstalled. Installing parts you know will fail leaves you with a very unhappy feeling, well not anymore. Now that Black Sea R&D has put in the time to provide a quality fix, Porsche owners a lining up to get there torque tubes rebuilt.

This is definitely what it takes to become a world leader in your industry. We commend Black Sea R&D on there efforts and look forward to their up coming innovations.


Hayes Management

Patent No.: US 7,645,089 B2 Click here to download article

HEX-FLX Shaft Locking System

As of January 12th, 2010, the patent for the Hayes Shaft Locking System (designed for the HEX-FLX product line) has been published (Patent No.: US 7,645,089 B2). We are very excited about this, as our HEX-FLX locking system has far exceeded our expectations. During our extensive laboratory testing, the HEX-FLX locking system outperformed the competition, in every case.

Hayes Manufacturing is dedicated to production quality products at a fair price. We will continue to design and develop innovative new ways to solve tough problems. Contact us today regarding your power transmission needs.

HubZone Certified (5-7-09) Click here to download article
Penny Challender - Government Liason Manager


6875 U S HWY 131

Fife Lake, MI, 49633-0000

Dear Penny Challender:

Welcome to the HUBZone Program. I am pleased to advise you as that effective May 07, 2009 your application for certification as a "qualified HUBZone small business concern (SBC)" has been approved. Your firm is now eligible to receive HUBZone contracting opportunities, and will be included in the listing of qualified HUBZone small business concerns found on the Internet at http://www.sba.gov/hubzone. To apply for HUBZone Program certification, your firm had to be registered in the Central Contractor Registration/SBA Supplemental Page Information (CCR/SBA Supplemental Page Information) systems. For your firm to receive benefit from the HUBZone Program, that is, to be identified by contracting officers as eligible to receive HUBZone contracts and to be paid under any such contracts, it is essential that you update your CCR/SBA Supplemental Page Information records at least annually. If you need assistance in updating your CCR/SBA Supplemental Page Information, please contact the CCR Assistance Center at 888-227-2423 or 269-961-4725, or the SBA Supplemental Page Information Help Desk at PRONET@SBA.GOV.

If there are material changes in your firm such as, change in ownership, business structure, failure to meet the 35 percent requirement or, principal office location, you must notify the AA/HUB of these changes by sending an e-mail to hubzone@SBA.GOV. If you have a change in firm point of contact, telephone number, e-mail address or mailing address, please go to www.sba.gov/hubzone and select the Update Your Contact Information link. If at any time you feel that your concern no longer qualifies for the HUBZone Program and you wish to complete a 'Voluntary Decertification Agreement,' simply click this link for the 'Voluntary Decertification Form' or copy and paste this URL in your browser's address bar

https://eweb1sp.sba.gov/hubzone/internet/general/dsp_apps_voluntary_de-certification_form.cfm .

Although your concern was approved under the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code found in your firm's Small Dynamic Business Profile (SDBS) and the Central Contractor Registry (CCR) Profiles, this does not prevent your concern from being awarded contracts under other NAICS Codes, as long as the concern is qualified to and eligible as a small business. In this regard, please note that you are responsible for researching and identifying potential contracts that may be available through the HUBZone Program. However, the SBA can assist you in this effort through our Government Contracting web-site at www.sba.gov/GC. This site provides a wide array of valuable Federal contract marketing material, including identification of specific contracting opportunities and points of contact at SBA and Federal acquisition agencies. I encourage you to make full use of the very valuable information on this web-site. Also, although your status as a certified HUBZone concern greatly improves your access to Federal contracts, this certification does not guarantee contract awards. Your ability to research opportunities and bid competitively will be the key to your success in this program.

In addition to welcoming you to the HUBZone Program, I would also like to supply you with this helpful link to a useful contracting tool. It is the U.S. Small Business Administration's e-learning course Steps to Accessing Contracts & Subcontracts." The purpose of this course is to provide 7(j) eligible business owners and this is a group that includes HUBZone certified small business concerns -- with the keys to success for developing strategies to expand their markets to the Federal contracting sector.Through this course you will learn about: 1.Extensive business opportunities that exist with the Federal Government

2.Strategies for selecting specific products or services to market to the Federal Government and how to find potential government customers

3.How the Federal Government procures products and services, and strategies for winning contracts

4.Managing a contract once it is awarded and building a solid performance record for your company

Also, please be aware that information about the SBA's Surety Bond Program is available by selecting this link www.sba.gov/osg.

Original Certification Date:05/07/2009

HUBZone Certification Number: 31596SBA

ISO 14001:2004 Recommendation for Certification Click here to download article
We at Hayes Manufacturing have been working hard to incorporate the 14001:2004 requirements into our environmental and quality management system. We have to give special thanks to our newest team member, Jeff Miller. Jeff was instrumental in the implementation of the ISO 14001:2004 requirements to our existing quality system. Due to his hard work and deification to this project, we have been recommended for certification by ABS Quality Evaluations, Inc. as of March 25, 2009.

"Hayes Manufacturing is now recommended for certification to ISO 14001:2004"

Great job Jeff, and Penny!

Hayes Grows Into the Future Click here to download article
Date: 6-5-08

The site shown below may not look like much now but by the end of the summer, construction will be complete on an 8,000 square foot addition.

The new addition will allow us to maintain our state-of-the-art manufacturing capabilities, while giving us the extra space for additional inventory, new product lines and engineering.

Our goal is to keep our business growing to exceed your expectations for quality products, customer service and on-time deliveries.

Raw Material Surcharge Click here to download article
April 29, 2008

To: Our Valued Customers

From: Hayes Manufacturing Management


As some of you may already know, the manufacturing sector is experiencing crippling price increases from the steel and aluminum industry due to the following factors:

Click here to review contributing factors

Click here to view an interesting article on scrap prices

Click here to view another interesting article regarding steel pricing

Our raw material suppliers are working closely with us to do what they can to give us the best possible pricing. They are working in a volatile market right now and, in some cases, can only quote firm prices for an hour at a time. Steel mills are canceling contracts without any notice and are refusing to honor contracted pricing. Prices are expected to climb in May and June and are projected to peak in the next quarter.

Because we are facing 50% price increases for our raw materials, we will be forced to implement a raw material surcharge for certain products. The surcharge will be added to future quotes, as well as purchase orders (you will receive a faxed confirmation that will include the surcharge).

Please understand that this has not been an easy decision. We regret any inconvenience to you or your customers, and hope that we can go back to business as usual in the very near future. In the meantime, we appreciate your support and, as always, if you have any questions or comments, feel free to give us a call (231) 879-3372.

Coupling Alignment Click here to download article
Date: 8/11/2008

Coupling Misalignment: Don’t Let This Happen to You!

Flexible couplings are a great invention and perform well under a variety of conditions. The design of a flexible coupling allows them to perform under circumstances that are less than ideal, but even the best flexible coupling is destined to fail in a hostile environment where two connected shafts are misaligned.

Yes, we can hear what you’re thinking, “I never worry about aligning shafts with a flexible coupling and I’ve never had a problem.” You, then, are either very lucky indeed or replacing couplings sooner than your competitors.

Quite often, customers come to the Hayes coupling experts when they’re dealing with repeated coupling, bearing, gear, seal and motor problems. They’re looking for answers and, quite often, one of the reasons could be misalignment.

Misaligned shafts put excessive stress on the coupling and all the attached components. It may happen immediately or it may take months, but misaligned shafts are a well-known source of failures.

So, check for good shaft alignment when you install a flexible coupling. It could save you a lot of time, money and aggravation in the future.

Click on the PDF link above, for easy step-by-step instructions for proper coupling alignment!

Hayes Installation Video for HEX-FLX Coupling Click here to download article
To view the new HEX-FLX coupling installation video go to http://www.hayescouplings.com/index.php/training_video If you do not have the Quick Time player, click on the link below the video option to download the free Quick Time player. Or you can copy the link below into your brower and then down load the free player. http://www.apple.com/quicktime/download/
Hayes Manufacturing, Inc.

A Women-Owned Small Business

Click here to download article
Date: 8-16-07

Dear Customers:

Many of you, in order to comply with Federal Government Contracting regulations, need to identify which of your supplier have special certifications/classifications. On the attached Supplier Identification Form, you will find the areas in which we have designated as applicable to Hayes Manufacturing, Inc.

There are separate pages following the Supplier Identification Form that contain related definitions. A website also is listed below each question to further describe the related concept.

In addition to circled designations, which apply to our company, we would also like to designate our company’s North American Industry Classification Code (NAIC). Hayes NAIC = 333613. This is a classification code that represents the primary product or service of our company.


1) A small business concern as defined by SBA? Yes


2) A Woman-Owned, Small Business? Yes


3) A certified HUBZone, Small Business?Yes 5-7-09


4) A certified small disadvantaged business? No


5) An 8(a), Small Business? No


6) An American-Indian Owned Business? No


7) A Veteran Owned Small Business? No


8) Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business? No


* A yes answer to HUBZone, small disadvantage business and 8(a) requires that a copy of your certification be attached and returned with this form.

Federal Contracting Designation Definitions

1. NAIC- North American Industry Classification Code – A classification code that represents the primary product or service of company. Determine by reviewing following web site


2. Small Business Concern — A business concern eligible for assistance from SBA as a small business is one that is organized for profit, with a place of business located in the United States. It must operate primarily within the United States or make a significant contribution to the U.S. economy through payment of taxes or use of American products, materials or labor. Together with its affiliates, it must meet the numerical size standards as defined in the Small Business Size Regulations, 13 CFR 121 and can be found at the following website http://www.sba.gov/size/indexguide.html. Self-Certification

3. Woman-Owned Small Business — A business that meets the following criteria: (a) Is at least 51 percent owned by one or more women; or, in the case of any publicly owned business, at least 51 percent of the stock of which is owned by one or more women; and (b) Whose management and daily business operations are controlled by one or more women. Self-Certification

4. HUBZone—Historically Underutilized Business Zone. To qualify as a HUBZone small business concern the firm must be: (a) Small; (b) Located in a "historically underutilized business zone" (HUBZone); (c) Owned and controlled by one or more U.S. Citizens; and, (d) One that at least 35% of its employees reside in a HUBZone. SBA Certification Required

5. Small Disadvantaged Business - A small business must be at least 51% owned and controlled by a socially and economically disadvantaged individual or individuals. African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Asian Pacific Americans, Subcontinent Asian Americans, and Native Americans are presumed to quality. Other individuals can qualify if they show by a preponderance of evidence that they are disadvantaged. All individuals must have a net worth of less than $750,000, excluding the equity of the business and primary residence. Successful applicants must also meet applicable size standards for small businesses in their industry. SBA Certification Required

6. 8 (a) Business—To qualify for the 8(a) Program a firm must: (a) Be a small business, (b) Be unconditionally owned and controlled by one or more socially and economically disadvantaged individuals who are of good character and citizens of the United States; (c) Demonstrate potential for success. Also, the individual's net worth, after excluding the individual's equity in the firm and the equity in the primary residence, may not exceed $250,000. SBA Certification Required

7. American-Indian Owned Business — Refers to any business owner who is a member of any Indian tribe, band, group, pueblo, or community which is recognized by the Federal Government as eligible for services from the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) in accordance with 25 U.S.C. 1452(c) and any "Native" as defined in the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (43 U.S.C. 1601). That same person must have 51% or more ownership in the firm, as well as daily control of the firm’s management decisions. Self-Certification

8. Veteran Owned Small Business — A small business concern where: (A) Not less than 51 percent of which is owned by one or more veterans (as defined at 38 U.S.C. 101(2)) or, in the case of any publicly owned business, not less than 51 percent of the stock of which is owned by one or more veterans; and (B) The management and daily business operations of which are controlled by one or more veterans. According to 38 U.S.C. 101 (2), “veteran” is defined as “a person who served in the active military, naval, or air service, and who was discharged or released therefrom under conditions other than dishonorable.” Self-Certification

9. Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business — A small business concern where: (A) Not less than 51 percent of which is owned by one or more service-disabled veterans or, in the case of any publicly owned business, not less than 51 percent of the stock of which is owned by one or more service-disabled veterans; and (B) The management and daily business operations of which are controlled by one or more service-disabled veterans or, in the case of a veteran with permanent and severe disability, the spouse or permanent caregiver of such veteran. A service-disable veteran means a veteran, as defined in 38 U.S.C. 101(2), with a disability that is service-connected, as defined in 38 U.S.C. 101(16). From U.S.C. 101 (16), the phrase service connected (in terms of service disabled) means: “with respect to disability or death, that such disability was incurred or aggravated, or that the death resulted from a disability incurred or aggravated, in line of duty in the active military, naval, or air service.” Self-Certification

Fife Lake Historical Walk Click here to download article
Date: 7/01/2007

Hayes Manufacturing helps community get ready for a busy summer season, by assisting in the towns new Historical Walk.

Article Attached

Patent# 7,086,432 Click here to download article
Date: 4-10-07

This patent is approved for use by Hayes Manufacturing and all of its customers.

If you have any questions regarding this Patent, or the use of Hayes Products in your application, please call us at (231)879-3372

Porsche 928 Project Click here to download article
Date: 12-12-06

Hayes works with Black Sea Research & Development, LLC to design a solution for the existing Porsche 928 spline drive situation . Check out the details attached.

Coupling Trademark Click here to download article
Date: 12/01/2006

Hayes Manufacturing Inc. has been granted a Federal Trademark for The Original Hayes Flywheel Coupling.

We filed for this Trademark due to the increased amount of Hayes Flywheel Coupling look-alikes in the industry. We’ve worked hard to develop our couplings; while others have just reverse engineered and accepted the credit.

Hayes will continue to work hard to design and develop products that answer the call of our trusted customer base. Thank you for all your support in 2006 and we can't wait to exceed your expectations in 2007.

New HEX-FLX Product Click here to download article
Hayes Introduces New HEX-FLX Coupling
Continued Expansion Click here to download article
Hayes continues to grow!
Nissan Links with Hayes Click here to download article
Hayes is key supplier to Nissan
Hayes Bros. Give Back Click here to download article
Hayes commitment to the community
Hayes Goes High-Tech Click here to download article
Vertical storage helps on-time delivery
Hayes Gets Organized Click here to download article
Large investment helps to keep Hayes at 100% ontime delivery

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