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Criterion Manufacturing started out in the early 70's in a basement as a hobby machine shop. Over the last 40 years Criterion has moved in and out of several locations in the Cedar Valley area mainly for growth purposes. In that time, Criterion has added several services to meet their customers diversified needs. We are a full service machining and fabrication job shop located in Waterloo Iowa. We are capable of running short or long production, reverse engineering/prototyping, or repairing existing assemblies. We are capable of machining or fabricating most any type of material, from castings to weldments and anything in between. Currently we are located in an industrial park on the north side of Waterloo.

Criterion Manufacturing strives to be our customer's first choice for precision machined, fabricated, and assembled components.

To produce high quality, low cost, precision machined, fabricated, and assembled components in a timely manner, using customer controlled designs and specifications.

  • We will meet the requirements of ISO 9001 and maintain registration through a third party for our Quality Management System.
  • We strive for continual improvement in our processes and quality.
  • We promote ongoing training and involvement of our employees.
  • We secure the most advanced machinery and equipment available.
  • We develop lasting relationships with our customers and suppliers, present and future.


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