PLYMOUTH, Wis. - Cylinder plating and repair business Millennium Technologies has won a large project to provide engine blocks for the 2015 Polaris Scrambler XP 1000 and Sportsman Touring XP 1000 ATVs.
The cylinder blocks (see photo) are manufactured and plated in-house by Millennium machine shop technicians, who will soon be running production of the blocks through multiple work shifts, the company announced.
“We’ve been plating Polaris cylinders from retail customers and dealers here at Millennium since we opened our doors, so the plating aspect of this project is nothing new to us.” said Brad Hintz, head of quality control. “The project itself which includes the manufacturing and machining of these blocks, however, is a new and exciting venture that we’re very proud to be a part of."
Hintz said that production of the Polaris blocks would not interfere with current manufacturing.
“The Polaris project gives our company a constant flow of production throughout the building, but we also have hundreds of retail and dealer customer cylinders and parts going through our plating and repair processes every day, and we’re not slowing down any regular in house production work," he said. "The machinists we have in-house for the Polaris project work almost exclusively on these cylinder blocks and cases, so the rest of Millennium’s customer jobs, which reach hundreds of new incoming cylinders each day, can still flow continuously throughout the building without any hold-ups in the process."
From a press release