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About Flex Craft

Flex Craft has been helping companies worldwide in their Lean Journey since 2006 and we’re just getting started! From simple workstations and carts to assembly lines and First In- First Out flow racks and more. We’re with our customers every step of the way, from concept to finished product and everywhere in between. No matter the design – simple to the most elaborate – we can build it.

Have an idea?

We’re here to assist you with all of your material handling needs, even designing a custom solution.


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Our Story

We believe that every company needs safe, high quality materials on their lean journey. That’s why President and Inventor Doug Sparks, and his wife Terri Sparks, created Flex Craft in 2006. Doug has over 25 years of operations experience in various business environments. He has developed and delivered Lean Thinking Training to over 200 businesses and over 9,000 peers.

Having been trained by the Japanese originators of Lean, he combines “common sense” and his experiences to deliver results. Doug has published several articles regarding his Lean journey with World Class companies and continues to support community and educational awareness on Lean Thinking.

Flex Craft employee cutting steel tubes to custom lengths.

That’s why Flex Craft is committed to providing our stakeholders with empowering solutions which will continue to redefine industry standards with innovative products, systems, and customer services providing the best experience possible; while our customer oriented focus strives to build long term value added relationships.

Supporting Our Team & Community

Flex Craft Community

Flex Craft is committed to it’s employees and our community. We participate in various events from raising funds for charitable organizations in the Tri-State area to locally here in Houston, MN.

Partnership With Our Future

President and Inventor, Doug Sparks, talks with La Crescent High School’s Robotics Coach about Flex Craft and how our company has assisted them in building their competition robot.