Join Us at the Manufactured in Vermont Trade Show

Join us at the Manufactured in Vermont Supply Chain Trade Show for Advanced Manufacturing on 27 September 2018.

This show highlights many advanced manufacturing aerospace companies, and is an excellent opportunity to learn about this fast paced and exciting industry. There will be a lot going on, so well worth your time. Come meet your Horst Engineering sales and management contacts, see a wide variety of precision machined aerospace parts, and hear what’s NEW at the Horst Engineering Family of Companies!

We will feature our contract precision machining capabilities and our thread rolling services. Register by clicking this link.

Hosted by the Vermont Chamber of Commerce, the event brings buyers, suppliers, and partners together, from all over New England and lower Québec. Visit us in Vermont!

Posted in Front Page, General News |

IMTS 2018

Last week, we were well represented at a record-breaking IMTS in Chicago, IL.  Our team walked the 1.4 million square feet of exhibition space. There were 2,563 exhibiting suppliers at 2,123 booths, including many companies that we work with. The International Manufacturing Technology Show takes place every 24 months at McCormick Place, and is the best place to see the latest machine tool, tooling, gaging, and software.

According to the organizers, “IMTS 2018 didn’t just break records; it crushed them. According to AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology, the show attendance will approach 130,000 at its close. The prior record was 121,764—and that was during the dot-com bubble.”

In the coming weeks, our team will debrief with others at our three plant sites as we evaluate which technology and ideas will help build new capacity and capability. IMTS is always an inspiration experience, but it has practical impact as suppliers follow-up. It’s great to be part of a resurgent manufacturing sector.

Posted in Front Page, General News |

Hiring Push-Late Summer 2018

As summer wanes, we are making a hiring push to fill open positions across the Horst Engineering Family of Companies.

We are recruiting for Manufacturing, Engineering, and Shipping personnel at both our Massachusetts (Lynn) and Connecticut (East Hartford and South Windsor) plant sites.

All of our manufacturing operations are air conditioned, so get out of the heat and join our team!

Current First Shift Opportunities

Current Second Shift Opportunities

If you know someone who is interested and would like to refer them, share this information.

Click here to see our Careers page and information about compensation, benefits, PTO, and recently enhanced 401(k) benefit.

Posted in Front Page, General News |

2018-2019 Cross Spikes™ & Cyclocross Season Launch


As September approaches, we are gearing up for cyclocross season. Training camps are happening. Bikes are being cleaned and tuned. The mud from last season is being washed off shoes and kits. Cow bells are being dusted off. Race schedules are being solidified. The championship races in Bogense, Louisville, and elsewhere, are months away, but major series, including the UCI Cyclo-Cross World CupSuperprestigeDVV Trofee, and Soudal Classics, will kick off soon. The Tour de France is in the rearview mirror and the cycling world has shifted its focus to cross.

We have Cross Spikes™ news to share:

2018-2019 Product Line & Price Increase

There are no major changes to our Cross Spikes™ product line. Our six patented designs, Kits, and Pro Kits, remain the standard when it comes to traction. Simply put, our system works. It saves watts-and keeps you connected to the ground when running with your bike. Just like you need to choose great tires and dial in that pressure, you need traction for your shoes if you plan to stay in contact with the earth when racing cross.

Given the inflationary economic environment (it hurts), complicated by global trade, tariffs (they hurt worse), and other rising costs, we have increased prices. We are confident that our toe spikes are a great value. Cross Spikes™ are highly engineered and precision machined from aerospace-grade stainless steel and titanium. They are manufactured from solid bar stock, have our patented integrated washer face, and rolled threads for 30% more strength. You likely made a significant investment in your cycling shoes. Cross Spikes™ were designed to mate perfectly with them.

To keep prices as low as possible, we mostly sell direct. Check out the full lineup in our Shop. However, we have a select number of specialty dealers around the world:

Click here to access the Cross Spikes™ shop.

Cyclocross Camps

In our home region of New England, the first training races are approaching. Cross Spikes™ ambassador, Adam Myerson, and the team at Cycle-Smart, just held a Cyclocross Camp in Massachusetts. Later this month, in Connecticut, the CCAP will host their annual camp for youth and adults. For the third year running, we will sponsor the CCAP Camp. As in prior years, we have donated a batch of Cross Spikes™ for the campers.

Cross Spikes™ Ambassadors

Our toe spikes are used by many of the best riders in the world, including USA National Champions Katie Compton and Stephen Hyde. Check out our full list of ambassadors.

CCAP Team Horst Junior Squad

In addition to the CCAP Cyclocross Camp, we will once again sponsor the CCAP Team Horst Junior Squad. This year, we will have upwards of 10 boys and girls, ages 8-14, racing cross while learning the fundamentals of our sport. They are the future of cycling. Connecticut has one of the best youth programs anywhere. Check out the CCAP to learn more, if you want to get your children involved with cycling, register for one of their youth teams, or if you just want to support the good work that they do.

For more news, stay tuned to this website, our social media feeds (Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter), or sign up for our newsletter.


Posted in Front Page, General News, Team Horst Sports |

2018 Summer Interns

Yesterday, our 2018 Summer Intern Class gave their report outs and shared what they learned. Each one shared highlights from their experience, indicated what they accomplished, and talked about what they learned. In preparation, they took a public speaking webinar. They represented four different functions: Turning, Deburring, Accounting/Finance, and Engineering.

We have a long history of employing interns. It’s a two-way street. We get some extra help and they get to learn. One sign that the program is a success is that we have many employees, including some who have been here more than 10 years, who got their start as interns. With all of the focus on developing the next generation of manufacturing skills, we are excited to share our accomplishments.

They are attending Asnuntuck Community College, the University of Connecticut, and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Our current class will “graduate” from Horst and return to their respective schools in the coming weeks.

Posted in Front Page, General News |