About Heckethorn


Heckethorn Manufacturing is the leading metal design and parts manufacturer for the automotive industry. Founded by William R. Heckethorn in 1938, the Heckethorn manufacturing plant in Dyersburg, Tennessee has been in operation since 1956.
Heckethorn supplies millions of pieces annually to the OE automotive and heavy truck industry. The manufacturing plant serves as a Tier II Supplier to leading global exhaust and body hanger manufactures, producing thousands of unique products specializing in tube forming, solid rod forming, robotic and mig welding, as well as, Heckethorn Lean/Six Sigma Implementation* and progressive stamping for the automotive industry.
Heckethorn has been recognized by the IATF 16949:2016 Quality Certification, the globally accepted quality standard for automotive suppliers, for providing exceptional product and process quality, on-time delivery and a strong emphasis on supplier quality improvement.
*Six Sigma is a methodology that provides businesses with the tools to improve the capability of their business process.

Mexico Facility

We offer a fabrication operation in Monterrey, Mexico as well as our Dyersburg, TN facility. Erisco Mexico PlantOur product mix is very diverse, ranging from steel wire manufacturing to wire forms, fabrications and assemblies. As a job shop, our customer base includes original equipment manufacturers in automotive, consumer, and industrial components, toys, lawn and garden, medical, and other markets.

The wire operation produces steel wire and wire forms in sizes from .062" (.157 cm) diameter to 1" (2.54 cm) diameter. Straighten and cut machines can handle rod and wire from "inches" (cm's) to lengths up to twelve feet (3.65 meters). Carbon steel wire is supplied in bright, and galvanized finishes to a variety of markets. The fabricating operation specializes in both long and short run wire forms and stampings. Capabilities include automatic punch presses, and a vast array of process equipment to form, flatten, pierce, drill, and thread as well as perform other secondary operations. 

Our Mexico facility is certified to ISO 9001:2008.



p: 731-285-3310
f: 731-286-2739

2005 Forrest Street
Dyersburg, TN 38024


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