Rick York started York-Seaway, a company that has provides precision machined parts and custom engineered assemblies and products, more than 30 years ago. He remains actively involved in the operations and technical aspects of the company.  

The manufacturing process covers a wide range of products including small specialty parts, large shafts, gear rings, and working assemblies. With their wide range of computer numerical controlled (CNC) and manual machines, the company now runs medium size production lots on three shifts.

York-Seaway's many services include polishing, heat treating, blasting, painting, electro-mechanical gear cutting, and non-destructive testing.

The Gannon University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) worked with York-Seaway when the owner decided to add equipment. Financial projections were prepared for the company to be submitted to economic development agencies. Financial analysis was also done to assist the management in benchmarking their financial performance to the industry.   

Throughout the following several years, York-Seaway worked with the SBDC’s Environmental and International Consultants for their expertise in those fields.

York-Seaway now provides a number of well-paid manufacturing jobs in Erie County and sales have surpassed $8 million a year. York-Seaway is well prepared to continue its growth and retain valuable manufacturing jobs in Erie County.