The Columbia Gear Corporation is a manufacturer of custom spurs and helical gears. From a more than 175,000-square-foot plant, the company manufactures a variety of products that include grinding equipment, gearbox assemblies and related products. The Columbia Gear Corporation has an ISO 9001: 2000 certification. It has a heat-treated laboratory that offers product testing and inspection services. The company s product design department utilizes computer-assisted technologies to provide solutions and develop prototypes. The company s Web site offers an online product catalog and contact options for customers. The Columbia Gear Corporation is located in Avon, Minn.