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       company.

Our philosophy is simple: We partner with our clients and go above and beyond to help you accomplish your goals. We are a dynamic company and everyone on our team is empowered to make decisions according to the Symbrium Way.

WE ARE A

solutions company.

Our philosophy is simple: We partner with our clients and go above and beyond to help you accomplish your goals. We are a dynamic company and everyone on our team is empowered to make decisions according to the Symbrium Way.

Factory Systems™

Factory Systems™ provides Statistical Process Control (SPC) software, rugged factory floor workstations, Enterprise Quality Data Management Systems, Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems, Operational Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) systems, ANDON systems, Process Monitoring systems, Human Machine Interface (HMI) solutions, Part ID and Tracking systems and other pre-packaged and custom software tools and hardware solutions to manufacturing and product testing operations worldwide. We are located in West Columbia, South Carolina.

FS is part of Symbrium, Inc., a woman-owned engineering and software development company headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina.  The company is led by seasoned executives having several decades of experience designing and building testing, gauging, inspection and manufacturing equipment at all levels.

Factory Systems™

Factory Systems™ provides Statistical Process Control (SPC) software, rugged factory floor workstations, Enterprise Quality Data Management Systems, Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems, Operational Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) systems, ANDON systems, Process Monitoring systems, Human Machine Interface (HMI) solutions, Part ID and Tracking systems and other pre-packaged and custom software tools and hardware solutions to manufacturing and product testing operations worldwide. We are located in West Columbia, South Carolina.

Part of the Symbrium family

Factory Systems was established in 1978 as a pioneer in computerized factory floor Statistical Process Control (SPC) offering a full line of data acquisition and analysis hardware, software and networked host systems. Originally a group within Industrial Microsystems Inc. (IMI), a dedicated team of electronics and software engineers worked closely with several practicing manufacturing and process engineers from different industries to design rugged, extremely flexible industrial computers for data acquisition and SPC analysis. IMI was then spun off as a new company called Metrscope and a comprehensive suite of gauge interfaces was developed to read data from handheld measurement tools, LVDT probes, air gauges, other computers, and signals from nearly any type of measuring device with an available analog or digital data stream.

In 1985, the company was rebranded as Factory Systems and has continued to evolve, eventually being acquired by Symbrium, Inc. in 2013. Factory Systems has grown from being a pioneer in factory floor data acquisition and display to an enterprise quality data management solutions provider offering global network administration and unprecedented visibility to data sources that were previously disparate and incompatible. Factory Systems also develops custom electronic signal conditioning and data acquisition systems, custom software and control systems, and testing and gauging systems for industries ranging from medical, to automotive, aerospace, off-highway, military, renewable energy, and more.

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HISTORY

OUR HISTORY

Factory Systems was established in 1978 and has grown from being a pioneer in factory floor data acquisition and display to an enterprise quality data management solutions provider offering global network administration and unprecedented visibility to data sources that were previously disparate and incompatible. Factory Systems also develops custom electronic signal conditioning and data acquisition systems, custom software and control systems, and testing and gauging systems for industries ranging from medical, to automotive, aerospace, off-highway, military, renewable energy, and more.

OUR PROCESS

We encourage a collaborative approach to engineering that is proven to inspire innovation that can yield ingenious designs. Our teams are motivated by a heritage of exceeding expectations and delivering results on time and under budget.

RELATIONSHIPS

We cherish long standing relationships that are built upon trust and integrity. To our clients, we are more than program managers, engineers, software developers, technicians and administrators. We are trusted partners.

REPUTATION

Our reputation is everything to us and we realize that we are as good as our last job. Factory Systems is best described by what our clients say about us:
Systems oriented  |  Consistently deliver standard-setting outcomes  |  Comprised of precise “in-the-zone” performers |  Have an amazing network of incredible strategic partners |  Quiet behind-the-scenes partner who always makes us look great

OUR PROCESS

We encourage a collaborative approach to engineering that is proven to inspire innovation that can yield ingenious designs. 

RELATIONSHIPS

We cherish long standing relationships that are built upon trust and integrity. To our clients, we are trusted partners.

REPUTATION

Our reputation is everything to us and we realize that we are as good as our last job. 

CORE VALUES 

We live by a set of core values that were collectively established by our team based around having respect for one another and working together to achieve shared goals.

We are a family of high integrity people who put aside personal gain to promote the success of our customers and team.

We promise to keep our minds open, actively listen and seek out alternative ideas and opinions that may be different from our own.

We believe in open and free constructive communication between all levels of the organization.

We seek to resolve any conflicts quickly at their origins.

We work hard and expect all of our team members to contribute at a high level so that we can continue to grow and be rewarded for our efforts.

We believe in keeping a neat and well organized workplace at all times.

We respect family values and personal beliefs.

CORE VALUES 

We live by a set of core values, working together to achieve shared goals.

We are a family of high integrity people who put aside personal gain to promote the success of our customers and team.

We keep our minds open, actively listen and seek out alternative ideas and opinions.

We believe in open, free communication between all levels of the organization.

We seek to resolve any conflicts quickly.

We work hard and expect all of our team members to contribute at a high level.

We believe in keeping a neat and well organized workplace.

We respect family values and personal beliefs.

LEADERSHIP TEAM 

Wes Blankenship

CEO

Wes Blankenship, Ph.D., P.E. has worked in nearly all areas of the powertrain industry for more than 35 years starting his career at General Motors Powertrain Division, then moved on to Danaher Corporation as President of an ultra-precision gear metrology and motion division, and then moved onto an automotive controls systems integration firm that he helped grow tremendously. Dr. Blankenship has paved the way for breakthroughs in powertrain laboratory and production-based testing, gauging and metrology solutions resulting in many published works, proprietary designs and patents.

Alicia Blankenship

CFO

Alicia Blankenship, MSW, LCSW, is the owner of Symbrium, Inc. and serves as its Chief Financial Officer overseeing all business transactions and accounting functions.  Alicia has a parallel career as a licensed clinical psycho-therapist helping traumatized children and adolescents. She works closely with private and governmental agencies providing forensic assessment and rehabilitative counseling in matters of child abuse and neglect.

Seth Thompson

Director of Software Development

Seth Thompson, BSCE, is a graduate of the University of South Carolina in Computer Engineering and has been an active .Net developer since 2005.  He is in charge of corporate software development and oversees the Factory Systems platform strategy for a comprehensive portfolio of enterprise production and quality data management and visibility software.  Seth is a loving husband and father to two wonderful sons and a daughter.  He served as a deacon with Gantt Street Baptist Church and volunteers as often as possible in the activities there.

LEADERSHIP

Wes Blankenship

CEO

Alicia Blankenship

CFO

Seth Thompson

Director of Software Development

We are a solutions provider.

With more than 40 years in the manufacturing software business, much of what we do is custom to your operation, facility and process.

Contact us today to see if we can help build a custom solution for your enterprise.

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We are a solutions provider.

With more than 40 years in the manufacturing software business, much of what we do is custom to your operation, facility and process. Contact us today to see if we can help build a custom solution for your enterprise.

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