Manufacturing Press Releases

Great Plains Industries Sponsors Crossland Motorsports Racing Team

Great Plains Industries, Inc. (GPI) is pleased to announce its co-title sponsorship of the Crossland Motorsports/ PBRmx racing team. With as the title sponsor and Honda providing factory support, the official name for the team will be racing. The racing season kicks off Jan. 3, 2015 in Anaheim, CA.

ESI Rental Boilers Launches Brand-New, Streamlined, Highly Informative Website

ESI Rental Boilers announced the launch and availability of the company's brand-new website. The new site offers improved navigation and a more modern and attractive look than the previous one, and also incorporates responsive Web design techniques that make it perform smoothly on mobile devices. Updated contact and ordering systems also make it even easier for customers to arrange for the rental of high-quality, reliable fire-tube or water-tube boilers.

Forecast Errors Lead to Unpredictable Supply Chain Disruptions

LogoThe recent Forecast Errors newsletter suggested that leaders using traditional risk-management techniques and simple heuristics (dollar amount spent at a site, for instance) often end up focusing exclusively on the so-called strategic suppliers; these expenditures are very high and whose parts are deemed crucial to product differentiation, and overlooking the risks associated with low-cost, commodity suppliers. As a result, managers take the wrong actions, waste resources, and leave the organization exposed to hidden risks. There are effective models which allow companies to identify, manage, and reduce exposure to supply chain risks.

Shasta Print Unveils Four New Product Lines for Business Marketing Requirements

In recent years, many corporate CMOs have found it profitable to spend the bulk of their marketing budget on website development and SEO. In placing such priority on web traffic, however, experts state it is possible they have neglected an older, but equally effective means of customer generation in the form of printed marketing materials.

Hydraulic Breaker Services LLC Announces Services & Parts Available for the New Year

Machinery equipment like construction hammers cannot last forever, despite being made with strong metal materials. Time and rigorous use cause the machine to break or need an upgrade. No matter what the issue may be, Hydraulic Breaker Services LLC has the parts to fix it. The company is also selling high-quality breaker parts both new and used for the New Year. When a construction job needs to get done and a hydraulic breaker fails, Hydraulic Breaker Services LLC can come to the rescue with their 24-hour emergency services.

Wooden Shutters Direct Offers Versatile Range of Attractive and Elegant Wooden Shutters at Reasonable Prices

Wooden Shutters Direct is now offering a versatile range of attractive and elegant wooden shutters at reasonable prices. The company houses superlative quality wooden shutters that are available in different types of woods MDF, ABS and Basewood, Hardwood, and many more materials. The company uses only high-end quality wood for creating mesmerizing wooden shutters that are also standing firmly on the grounds of practicality. They provide wooden shutters in different colors and patterns that cater everyone's needs and taste. In order to provide longevity to their shutters, the company uses mortise and ten joints in their shutters to make them stronger.

StepperOnline Now Offering Bipolar Stepper Motor and Driver at Competitive Prices

StepperOnline comes out to be an ideal resource online for people who want to buy high quality stepper motors and related products at best possible prices. The online store boasts to have a huge inventory of over 10,000 products that include stepper motor encoder, driver, power supply and CNC router kits. The online store is involved in the distribution of stepper motors ever since its humble beginning in 2005.

Hytrol Conveyor Celebrates December Employee Anniversaries Emphasizing Customer Service as Priority

Hytrol Conveyor Company, Inc., manufacturers of advanced conveyor systems, controls, and solutions, is proud to recognize the employees celebrating their anniversary of dedicated service. Randy Manis, Hytrol Customer Care Facilitator, celebrating 29 years of service commented, "I came to work at Hytrol because I had family that worked here. At Hytrol, I found security in my job, and was able to provide for my own family. I love helping the customers at Hytrol. Delivering the best customer experience is important to me, and it helps the company continue to grow."

20th Progressive Energy and Manufacturing Summits a Great Success

The end of 2014 was marked by the Progressive Energy, Environment & Sustainability #20 and Manufacturing Summit. Both Summits took place at the Westin Buckhead Atlanta introducing topics ranging from energy efficiency, cost reduction and environmental remediation to continuous improvement and lean manufacturing; the two tracks presented simultaneously. 25 Solution Providers had the opportunity to interact with over 150 Delegates interested in various technologies and services presented at the Summit. Over 400 one-on-one meetings were scheduled yielding ample opportunities for networking and relationship building.

Magline Provides News Resource for Route Delivery Distribution Industry

LogoDelivering Excellence, a newsletter which provides industry leaders with flexible solutions to meet a variety of route distribution needs, based on experience with a range of applications and industries. Delivery routes with a variety of lightweight and ergonomically-designed solutions allow companies to move more loads with less physical stress delivering workplace safety and productivity.

New Material Handling Newsletter Sees Remarkable Increase in Readership

LogoPicking Perfection's readership has increased 1000%. Some of the central themes include organizing warehouse operations with care. Dividing a distribution center facility by zones based on the pick type simplifies order picking and re-slotting because similar items with similar storage and picking methods are grouped together.

Cables: Global Industry Guide - New Study Released

LogoGlobal Cables industry guide provides top-line qualitative and quantitative summary information including: market size (value 2010-14, and forecast to 2019). The guide also contains descriptions of the leading players including key financial metrics and analysis of competitive pressures within the market.

Aluminum "The Future of Tough" Says Ford Automotive. Cruise Car, Inc. One Step Ahead

LogoFord Motor Co. made a landmark decision to convert the primary material of their top selling vehicle, the F-150, from steel to aluminum on all their 2015 models. While everyone, including CEO Mark Fields, agrees that this move is a risk for the best-selling truck in the United States, aluminum is undoubtedly the smarter long-term choice. Companies like Audi and Cruise Car, Inc. have been utilizing the lighter and stronger aluminum material on their vehicles for years.

TN Ladder Co Takes Aim at Improving Stepladder Steps

LogoMatthew Ladders of Maryville, TN is Shooting Holes in Ladder Safety™.  The company Chairman/CEO, M.S. Matthew, is a cowboy at heart with a penchant for guns, hot rods and developing innovative tools and processes.  M.S. Matthew's latest project is making it safer and more comfortable to work with stepladders. The company's most recent ladder safety invention to hit the market is Safe Step® .

Richard C. Rayos and Team Starts Rocket Hub Crowdfunding Campaign to Complete the Development of (EO)2 Multi Use Fastener

Logo(EO)2® is a new technology that promises to be the most revolutionary and multi utility fastener since Velcro®. Designed for fun as well as serious applications, the present t line of carriers and mounting systems offered by (EO)2® is a diverse one. After the completion of its development, (EO)2® will be the world's first carrier system capable of storing stuffs safely on walls or ceilings, and carrying them in cars, boats, or any other sports vehicle. (EO)2® will also make it possible to carry them as luggage in the plains planes with the same mounting system.

Food and Beverage Sector Reports Rampant Inferior AGV Automation Implementations

The No Risk Automation newsletter reported that automation equipment is capable of handling loads of raw material; work in progress such as beer, soft drinks, cereals, candy, snack foods; and finished and more than eighty percent (80%) of food firms experience defective or inferior automation implementations because an objective material handling operations strategy and process solutions within the food facility has not been carefully analyze and developed before selecting an AGV vendor. Suppliers of end-of-line automation and material handling in the food sector have a distinct scope of technology to consider, including various types of palletizing robots, stretch wrapping equipment, labeling systems, pallet control systems and laser-guided automatic vehicles.

Lean Manufacturing and Employee Communication Addressed in Manufacturers Pain Points News

Manufacturing management practices such as just-in-time (JIT) manufacturing, total quality management (TQM), statistical process control (SPC), and employee involvement (El) were created more than two decades ago. Manufacturers' Pain Points, a weekly newsletter, will address compliance challenges in the upcoming issue. The weekly e-newsletter identifies manufacturing pain points that many industrial leaders are facing.

Quality Assurance Experts Critical for Future Food Industry Growth

LogoTraceGains, a web-based, full-service supplier, compliance, and regulatory document management solution, discussed the increasing demand for Quality Assurance food safety experts in the company blog. Jenn Brusco, TraceGains' Marketing Specialist commented, "The vast SKU proliferation much discussed in the past year has yielded more than a million new food products in assorted sizes, shapes, colors, packaging configurations, and each has introduce another opportunity to contaminate food safety. The result of all these permutations is the demand of food safety experts with a knowledge of food safety and quality regulatory demands introduced by FSMA (Food Safety Modernization Act)."

Success Training Strategies Improve Route Delivery Driver Recruitment and Retention

LogoThe Delivering Excellence newsletter profiled Maines Paper & Food Service and Ben E. Keith Foods and shared some of their successful training strategies. A foodservice delivery driver commonly makes 15 stops on a daily route, lifts hundreds of cases of product during that route, rotates inventory at customer locations, adheres to rules of the cold chain, interfaces with restaurant staff, and drives a truck. The training for becoming a professional foodservice delivery driver is very different from that of becoming an over-the-road trucker. In the case of foodservice drivers, this add-on training is key to maintaining exceptional customer service.

Mis-Picks Cost Manufacturers Profits and Consumer Confidence

LogoThe Picking Perfection newsletter reported the cost of a mis-pick is expensive for manufacturers. Reshipping costs alone consume any profitability in the initial B2C (Business to Consumer) omni-channel order. Implementing automated storage and retrieval equipment--such as horizontal carousels, vertical carousels, and vertical lift modules--multiple areas of a manufacturing or distribution facility will generate savings in inventory accessibility, floor space, time, improved ergonomics, and better accuracy. Ultimately some of the simple and least expensive solutions to ensure perfect and profitable picks are Pick-to-light (PTL) solutions. The modular, flexible, easily deployed (and redeployed for seasonal picks) PTL solutions have among the most rapid ROI of any materials handling technologies.

Critical Impacts of Forecast Errors Requires Kaizen Lean Manufacturing Process Review

LogoThe recent Forecast Errors newsletter reviewed a comprehensive research about demand forecasting process evaluation. Fifteen Brazilian companies were extensively examined including the critical impacts of forecast errors. The four dimensions of analysis were functional integration, application, system and forecasting errors, and the findings were that only 35% met satisfactory levels. When two-thirds of these participants are at unsatisfactory levels there is a mandatory process review in order. The authors suggest that forecasting demand is of fundamental importance to the competitiveness of a productive system. Answering questions such as "how much," "when," and, "what" to produce and buy, guides professionals from various segments to improve their forecasting techniques.

Quality Digest Series Highlights Lean Journey at Hytrol Conveyor

Hytrol Conveyor Company, Inc., was featured in Quality Digest in the first of a series of articles highlighting a deep dive inquiry among members of the organization about their lean journey. Justin Cline, safety coordinator at Hytrol discussed his experience in the lean continuous improvement process at the company.

Global Syn-Turf Announces Big Blowout Sale on All Natural-75 Artificial Grass

Global Sy-Turf, Inc. announced a big blowout sale on All Natural-75 artificial grass, one of the top sellers in the United States. The demand for the synthetic grass, which looks natural and feels like real, is rapidly growing in communities. Discounts are available throughout the country.

Huge Quantity of New Self-Dumping Hoppers Arrive at WarehouseRack.Com purchases huge quantity of new self-dumping hoppers to meet customer demand. Self-dumping hoppers have many applications in a warehouse environment. Sales Manager, Richard Robbins, says that used hoppers have been in such high demand that has always struggled to keep sufficient stock.

Delivering Excellence Newsletter Benefits Supply Chain Distribution Industry

LogoDelivering Excellence provides industry leaders with flexible solutions to meet a variety of route distribution needs, based on experience with a range of applications and industries. Delivery routes with a variety of lightweight and ergonomically-designed solutions allow companies to move more loads with less physical stress delivering workplace safety and productivity.

John Hayes Automation Referee Explained Labor and Equipment of New Projects Overlooked

The typical factions that require an automation referee are cost centers. John Hayes, founder and CEO of No Risk Automation explained, "Typically a project is adopted by a department and is found to be beneficial but the impact on other departments is overlooked. This impact can be added cost for labor or equipment to interface with the new automation. In general this cost is low, but all good managers want to stay within budget. In most cases, this is easily mitigated by having a discussion with senior management to assess the total benefit to the company by shifting budgets and responsibilities. The project then takes on a more holistic, collaborative approach."

Female Manufacturing Leadership at Lowest Point Since 1971

The current issue of Manufacturers' Pain Points reported women lost more manufacturing roles than they gained. In fact, women's share of the manufacturing sector is currently just over 27 percent – the lowest level since 1971. This means that while women represent nearly half of the total U.S. labor force, they only constitute approximately a quarter of the U.S. manufacturing workforce.