Manufacturing Press Releases

AM&E Recycling Partners with BizIQ

AM&E Recycling, a steel and aluminum recycling center in Kent, WA, has announced an online marketing partnership with BizIQ, a digital marketing firm specializing in local search optimization for small businesses throughout North America.

February Employee Anniversaries Totaling 420 Years of Service Celebrated at Hytrol Conveyor

Hytrol Conveyor Company, Inc. is proud to recognize the employees celebrating their anniversary of dedicated service to Hytrol. Employees with a February anniversary start date have more than 420 years of service.

TraceGains 2015 Customer Conference Next Week Attracts Major Food Supply Companies

LogoTraceGains, the leading automated supplier, compliance, and regulatory document management solution for the food supply chain, is hosting the second annual Customer Conference for customers of TraceGains. The conference is March 4-5 at Grand Hyatt - Downtown Denver. March 4th attendees will choose the best track that meets their needs. Business Process Track supports how to best use all of the basic and advanced features, dashboards, and aspects of TraceGains. The Technical Track assists how to configure business rules, user accounts, eNotifications, and other technical elements of TraceGains.

Magline Promotions Featured in Materials Management and Distribution

LogoMagline announcement of executive promotions where profiled in Materials Management and Distribution (MM&D) sponsored by Canada's Supply Chain Magazine. According to the MM&D staff writer, Magline, Inc. has promoted Bill Joseph to vice-president of sales. He brings over 25 years of experience as an executive in sales, including directing and growing sales territories and opportunities. Joseph has served Magline since 2007, where he leads the company's sales expansion and channel development.

Manufacturing Corporate Citizenship Increases Employee Engagement

Manufacturers' Pain Points newsletter reported manufacturing high tech companies are capturing employee engagement via corporate citizenship. Profiling Intuit, makers of Quicken, the company's "We Care and Give Back Program" includes "Dollars for Doers," donation matching, and team grants. The motivation behind this program was to better engage the staff. Most companies set a Dollars for Doers amount of about $15-20 per hour starting at 10 hours, sometimes starting as high as 50 hours! Intuit got rid of the 10-hour threshold and said, "Every hour you volunteer deserves a match."

Eric Cameron Bastian Solutions VP of Sales Talks Omni-Channel Order Fulfillment

Eric Cameron, VP of sales at Bastian Solutions shared that the adoption of omni-channel order fulfillment allows companies to consolidate all order types, whether larger orders intended for businesses or smaller orders intended for specific consumers, into one facility. Advanced order fulfillment technologies (software, conveyor, automated storage and retrieval, robotics) can be more easily justified since the new technologies are being used for multiple order types. A company can create one distribution center with one automation system to service their entire demand, justifying the cost for automated fulfillment equipment and software.

Hytrol Conveyor and Mexican Integration Partner DILCO SA See Materials Handling Growth

Hytrol Conveyor Company, Inc., manufacturer of advanced conveyor systems, controls, and solutions attributes the international integration partner network critical to the company's success. DILCO SA in Mexico ensures high quality and lean manufacturing best practices are available to Mexican manufacturers and distribution centers throughout the supply chain.

Prototype Casting Now Offers Various Processes for Manufacturing Parts

LogoPrototype Casting now offers various kinds of processes for manufacturing different parts. Selecting a suitable process is based upon the design requirements of the customer. From production to rapid investment casting, the company provides processes to fit every job. In rapid investment casting, a lost wax process is used for making permanent molding, tiny portions of rubber plaster mold and direct metal laser sintering helps in making production quantities. If the parts are comparatively large for lost wax investment and do not justify hard tooling, the company offers casting using a sand mold process. They are also capable of machining parts from stock.

DualDraw, an Air Filtration Equipment Manufacturer Now Offers Downdraft Systems at an Affordable Price

LogoWith an intention to make it easier for people to breathe, DualDraw, an air filtration equipment manufacturer, is now offering Downdraft Systems at an affordable price. The company offers various kinds of products such as walk-in clean air stations, wet dust collectors, downdraft tables and booths, custom products, self-cleaning cartridge collectors, DualDraw homeland security and stand-alone portable filter systems. They are widely used domestically as well as internationally. The efficient function and design of these products makes the company stand out in the market.

DaulDraw, a Supplier of Air Filtration Equipment Now Offers Uniquely Designed Downdraft Booths

LogoTo make it easier for people to breathe properly at the work place, DualDraw, a manufacturer and supplier of air filtration equipment, now offers uniquely designed downdraft booths at an affordable price. The company has designed these booths with a patented perforated work surface along with vented back stop for capturing fumes and dust from the environment. The filtration system is configured on the basis of its application. It is not restricted to water filtration, bag filtration for dust, self-cleaning cartridge filtration and HEPA filtration. The company offers various kinds of downdraft booths such as wet downdraft booths, filters for self-cleaning and dry downdraft booths for the purpose of dust collection.

Case Study Demonstrates How Automated Warehouse Can Eliminate Mis-Picks

LogoThere are some interesting case studies that demonstrate how mis-picks can be eliminated by the numbers. ici Paris, for example, automated their warehouse which included 25,000 SKUs. There were 2600 bulk locations and 2200 "fast movers" which were the focus on the Pick-to-light (PTL) warehouse automation. Those FMCG (fast moving consumer goods) included up to 600 picks per hour; up to 400 totes per hour. 20,200 slow movers were relegated to eight zones. Picking Perfection newsletter is reporting weekly how these trends are changing the growth of various picking tools increase efficiency.

GunSafes.com Now Announces the Availability of Biometric Gun Safes from Eminent Manufacturer

LogoGunSafes.com is now announcing the availability of a wide range of biometric gun safes from big brands. The company stocks best-in-class functionality biometric gun safes. These gun safes belong to top-notch manufacturers such as Browning, Liberty Gun, Fortress and many more. Their Browning M40F Gun Safe Medallion Series: 22-43 is very attractive and comes with optional accessories such as drawer, barrel rack, pistol rack, jewelry box and so on. This biometric gun safe by Browning is made with solid steel and has a highly attractive enamel gloss finish.

Carlos Lopez and Jason Reilley Unveil Brand New Crowdfunding Platform ToyBacker

LogoThings are getting serious in the toy business. When raising funds for new toy designs or toy-related ideas, potential crowdfunders had their choice between Kickstarter and Indiegogo – until now. Startup ToyBacker is focused on the toy industry to give toy designers, inventors and creators a crowdfunding platform to call their own. "I see this as a masterstroke in the evolution of the crowdfunding world," according to Howard Sherman, considered one of the foremost experts on the crowdfunding industry. "What Carlos and Jason have created here is the ultimate toy store," he added.

Calculating Consumer Demand Forces Retailers to Rethink Fulfillment Strategy

LogoForecast Errors newsletter reported that in today's omni-channel environment, calculating demand is more challenging than ever. The huge growth in online shopping (and expensive delivery costs) has forced retailers to rethink fulfillment strategy. Retailers are trying to deliver items to online shoppers as quickly as possible, and to do this efficiently, they are beginning to turn stores into mini-fulfillment centers. Often, it is faster and less expensive to fulfill an order from a local store, rather than from the distribution center located across the county.

Renowned E-Commerce Organization 11Main Approves SAFE Collecting Supplies as a Featured Merchant

SAFE® Collecting Supplies is a Doylestown, Pennsylvania-based organization working as a trusted source for collecting supplies accommodating a wide variety of different collectibles. They have recently been chosen as a featured supplier for 11Main.com, a new e-commerce organization sponsored and started by e-commerce global leader, Alibaba.

Hytrol Conveyor Director of International Business Development Talks Business in Mexico

George Reyher, Hytrol Conveyor Director of International Business Development, discussed the importance of Mexico business. Reyher explained, "Mexico is quickly becoming a major player in world-wide economy. The reasons to do business there are irrefutable, and companies in the U.S. should seize the opportunities available.

Distribution Centers Increasingly Told Automated Guided Vehicles Best Choice

LogoDistribution Centers are told consistently AGVs (Automated Guided Vehicles) or driverless pallet jacks are the best choice. Devising a formula for ROI (return-on-investment) is often difficult, even impossible. While the powers argue about the efficacy of the new technology more warehouse managers are finding immediately low cost alternatives. Pallet dollies move pallets with great ease, no training, and improved ergonomic implications. Since more than 80% of all DCs have <100,000 square feet of space, a few pallet dollies often prove far more efficacious than retooling a distribution center with tape, lasers, or unmanned vehicles to move pallet contents to the dock. Delivering Excellence newsletter is reporting weekly how these trends are changing the growth of various same day delivery programs and organizations.

Rigorous Daily Sales Forecasting Lead Manufacturers Due Diligence During Peak Retail Season

LogoForecast Errors newsletter reported that sales forecasts are not just toting numbers and planning for a peak retail season has been fine-tuned to the last detail.

Wasatch-Contract-Manufacturing (Custom Skin Care Vendor) Solidifies T-I-P-S (Total Ingredient Polarization Synapse) Technology for Hair Care Product Development

LogoWasatch Product Development is focused on providing the most responsive and flexible service in the industry and has a diverse clientele ranging from leading global companies to virtual and emerging entities. With unmatched technical expertise, innovative equipment and regulatory knowledge, Wasatch maintains a demonstrated record with the FDA as well as with its customers; many of whom have outsourced with the company for over ten years. The Wasatch Product Development's lab is compliant with Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) along with being registered and certified by the ATF, and FDA. Wasatch has been developing and manufacturing several unique products for many of the World's most successful consumer product companies since 1998.

Wasatch-Contract-Manufacturing (Private Label Liquid Supplier) Presents G-O-a-L (Gross Oxidation Abstract Looping) Technology for Cosmeceutical Product Development

LogoWasatch Product Development is focused on providing the most responsive and flexible service in the industry and has a diverse clientele ranging from leading global companies to virtual and emerging entities. With unmatched technical expertise, innovative equipment and regulatory knowledge, Wasatch maintains a demonstrated record with the FDA as well as with its customers; many of whom have outsourced with the company for over ten years. The Wasatch Product Development's lab is compliant with Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) along with being registered and certified by the ATF, and FDA. Wasatch has been developing and manufacturing several unique products for many of the World's most successful consumer product companies since 1998.

Delivering Bottled Water Drives Product Innovation

LogoDelivering Excellence newsletter reported bottled water is comprehensively regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a packaged food product. By law, the FDA regulations for bottled water must be at least as stringent as the Environmental Protection Agency standards for tap water. Delivering this safe and beneficial water has driven product innovation, including a trayless bottled water truck. Bottled water has an impressive safety record; there have been no major outbreaks of illness or serious safety concerns associated with bottled water in the past decade; this is even more impressive as EPA researchers reported an estimated 16.4 million cases of acute gastrointestinal illness per year are caused by tap water. Bottled water is often stored as part of an emergency kit in case of natural disaster. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) says the "safest" and "most reliable" source of drinking water is store bought bottled water.

Loss of Trays Eliminated with Paperless Dispatch System Reports Pcdata USA

LogoOperating on thin margins creates serious supply chain challenges. Ironically one of the most costly areas of profit loss is the loss of trays. Tracking and tracing all trays is most useful when implemented as a paperless dispatch system especially developed for an environment where a large range of products needs to be dispatched in a short time, such as perishable goods. Delivery of these products must provide a mechanism or the ability to track exactly how many crates, racks and dollies sent to customers and how many returned. The elimination of lost trays, racks, and dollies, is one of the most obvious lean Six Sigma projects to access. It is a variable cost that can be quickly eliminated. Picking Perfection newsletter is reporting weekly how these trends are changing the growth of various picking tools increase efficiency.

Right-to-Work States Attracting US Manufacturing Where Unionization Less Likely

Manufacturers' Pain Points newsletter reported that Birmingham's Brasfield & Gorrie, one of the largest privately-held construction firms in the U.S., has been on the forefront, and benefited from, the migration of the manufacturing industry. Major manufacturers like Nissan, Boeing, and Lockheed Martin continue to move new construction and operations to right-to-work states where unionization is less likely. But while manufacturing continues to be a high-growth economic opportunity in the region — in Georgia and Tennessee, manufacturing employment grew 3 percent last year ending in October, nearly twice the national average of 1.6 percent, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Factory employment was above average in Alabama (2.9 percent), South Carolina (2.4 percent) and Mississippi (2 percent) as well — the labor force in the North is not keeping up the pace.

Wire Technologies Now Offering Wire EDM Machining for Medical Device Manufacturing

LogoDesigning a prototype for a medical device can be a stressful and time-consuming project. In comparison to conventional machining methods, Wire Technologies is pleased to announce they are using their innovative Wire EDM machining for the manufacturing and machining of medical devices. The medical industry sets forth distinct and precise specifications for their parts, and Wire EDM machining is a more cost-effective, as well as a more precise technique for machining parts over conventional methods.

Hydrojet Aquires a 5-Axis Universal Machining Center

LogoComposite machining projects are a big part of the military, industrial and medical fields, so investing in state of the art manufacturing equipment to make the precise cuts is necessary for supplying companies. Thus, to provide the highest quality machining composites, Hydrojet Inc. acquired a Hwacheon M2-5AX High-Speed Precision CNC Machine Center. The 5-axis machining center makes complex parts on one machine, as opposed to several, by cutting chips on multiple sides of a part at the same time. In addition, the process reduces idle times, increases accuracy, and increases the overall speed of production. Thus, Hydrojet, Inc. can continue passing on savings to their customers while accommodating for more complex parts and tools.

Indian AGV Company Comes to ProMat with Omni-Channel Solution

The fast-moving, fast-paced, ever-changing B2C (business to consumer) omni-channel is not well served by traditional AGV (automated guided vehicle) companies. The market opportunity to provide material handling robotics at an affordable price is going to be the hallmark of ProMat 2015 in Chicago next month. India-based Hi-Tech Robotic Systemz is well-positioned to capture maximum market share.

System Integrators Highlight Best Practices for Equipment and Processes

When designing a material handling system, it is important to refer to best practices to ensure that all the equipment and processes—including manual, semi-automated and automated—in a facility work together as a unified, system. By analyzing the goals of the material handling process and aligning them to guidelines, such as the 10 Principles of Material Handling, a properly designed system will improve customer service, reduce inventory, shorten delivery time, and lower overall handling costs in manufacturing, distribution and transportation. System Integration News newsletter explores many material handling best practices for industry leaders in this issue.