Karl Manufacturing Solutions, Inc., formerly QC Techniques, Inc., was founded in 1999. Polaris Industries had recently started using metal reusable crates. These crates were going to be much more earth friendly and cost efficient, with the expectation that they would be able to be used for seven turns, and last for five years. QC Techniques provided reconditioning services to Polaris to help these crates last. The crates have more than exceeded those expectations; the very first crate produced is still in use today.
In 2003, QC Techniques, Inc. was asked by Polaris to start producing Camouflage parts, through the process of sublimation decoration, to be used for Polaris units. In 2006, QC Techniques moved to an even better process: hydrographics. Since that time, the industry has grown tremendously, and each year QC saw significant growth within their company. They very quickly built a reputation as a leading provider of high quality decorated parts. In 2016, after 17 years of business, the owners of QC Techniques decided that it was time to step down and sell their company.
In April of 2016, Karl Manufacturing Solutions took over the company. They continue to strive to build on the excellent reputation of QC Techniques, Inc. by providing quality services to their customers. KMS is a family owned business focused on Safety, their Employees and their Customers. KMS is headquartered in Roseau, MN, and manages facilities in Milford, IA, Spirit Lake, IA, Salt Lake City, UT, Monterrey, MX and, most recently, Huntsville, AL.