About Us

Cobalt Enterprises is headquartered in Lake Stevens, Washington with additional manufacturing facilities located in Granite Falls and Everett. More than 200 employees work within our 95,000 square feet of manufacturing space.

Cobalt was founded in 2004 by Fred Schule with two CNC machines in a garage. The Company averaged 34% growth for 12 years. Along the way, it earned the respect of employees, customers, suppliers and peers with a near-perfect Quality rating while solving some of the region’s most difficult five axis precision-machining and assemblies.

In 2016, Cobalt merged operations with Vector Industries, Quality Manufacturing and Polaris Machining. All customers, systems, equipment and employees are working inside Cobalt

Our philosophy

  • Employ cutting edge machine and software technology.
  • Develop motivated employees through high level training and performance incentives.
  • Create dedicated Customer Service/Engineering account teams.
  • 24/7 operations and captive support processes to shorten lead-times through.
  • Over invest in programming/engineering to effectively handle large on-load and to provide capacity for cost and lead-time reduction efforts.

Our commitment

  • We will quote our lowest price from the beginning.
  • We will not double charge for Non-recurring Engineering (NRE).
  • We will proactively provide cost reductions.
  • If we misquote something, we will try to meet the price point twice. If we are unable, we will provide an unsolicited quote for the future so our customer can plan ahead.

Awards and Media

Cobalt was awarded best-in-Washington State honors by the U.S. Small Business Administration in 2014. Cobalt beat out all retail, service and other manufacturing businesses to win this honor. The company received the award against a backdrop of historical air and space vehicles at Seattle’s Museum of Flight. After winning Washington State, the company competed for a national award and was ranked against companies from all over the U.S. for all aspects of our business operations. Award coverage was extensive however the local Everett Herald produced one of the best articles.
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Cobalt has also been featured in Modern Machine Shop Magazine.
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AS9100D Certificate – Everett
AS9100D Certificate – Lake Stevens
AS9100D Certificate – Granite Falls
Terms and Conditions
NADCAP Scope of Accreditation
NADCAP Certificate
ITAR Letter

About Us June 14, 2016