Titan Springs - Hayden, ID
“With only a fraction of family businesses survive past the third generation, with a mere 3% carrying on, Titan Spring isn’t just another statistic; it stands as a testament to defying norms and creating its own legacy”
Vince’s journey with Titan Spring began in his teenage years, working on the factory floor and mastering the art of spring-making. Founded in 1957 by his grandfather, Joseph W. Park, Titan Spring has been a stalwart supplier of springs to aerospace and defense industries for over five decades. Vince’s summers at the factory under his mother’s guidance instilled not only technical skills but also a family ethos of “can-do” innovation.
Vince’s love for problem-solving and innovation propelled him to lead Titan Spring beyond its traditional scope. From seatback magazine holders for Weber Aircraft to rare spares for the Military, Titan Spring’s commitment to quality and innovation thrived.
Running a family business comes with unique challenges. Vince acknowledges the importance of maintaining a work-life balance within the family. With stepfather Jim as CEO, mother as CFO, and Vince as VP of Operations, each played to their strengths, ensuring seamless operations and family harmony.
The spirit of unity extended beyond leadership, embracing the entire Titan Spring community. When the family decided to relocate the business to CDA ID, employees rallied, exemplifying the company’s tight-knit ethos.
Vince’s leadership brought about remarkable change, elevating Titan Spring to new heights. Today, the company offers a diverse range of products and services, from intricate machined assemblies to advanced industry certifications. The spring business, it seems, is truly eternal.
Challenges met on the factory floor or within the family room spurred creative minds to devise solutions that elevated Titan Spring. The secret to their success? A focus on family and delivering meaningful solutions to customers. Vince’s parting advice to fellow business owners echoes this sentiment: “Take care of your family, take care of your people, and they will take care of you.”
North Idaho SBDC Success Story, 2021