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2021 | August 2021 | Engineering & Design | In FocusFarming For the Future: New Developments, Facilities and Labor PracticesCLAAS of America

2021 | August 2021 | Engineering & Design | In Focus

Farming For the Future: New Developments, Facilities and Labor Practices

CLAAS of America

In an era marked by changing climates and a rising global population, the world’s food producers need new tools to raise efficiency and output. From its U.S. headquarters in Omaha, Nebraska, CLAAS of America is dedicated to its mission of improving efficiency and reducing losses using over a century of industrial experience. With new machines, new facilities, and new leadership, CLAAS and its North American division offer the latest in farming machinery.

2021 | August 2021 | In Focus | Modern Methods & MaterialsFinding the Perfect Precision Grinding Machine Needn’t Be a GrindDCM Tech

2021 | August 2021 | In Focus | Modern Methods & Materials

Finding the Perfect Precision Grinding Machine Needn’t Be a Grind

DCM Tech

To navigate the precise and demanding field of precision grinding, an experienced touch is often required. As a result of the need for manufacturers to meet tight specifications, it can be difficult for businesses to locate and acquire the machines that fit their specific needs. In Winona, Minnesota, DCM Tech is proving that machines that are good for grinding are good for business.

2021 | In Focus | July 2021The Best of Both WorldsArgent International and Argent Tape & Label

2021 | In Focus | July 2021

The Best of Both Worlds

Argent International and Argent Tape & Label

As the American economy looks forward to a post-COVID future, it is tempting for businesses to return to their pre-pandemic operations. But companies across all sectors are now faced with an opportunity—to experiment with new practices to increase growth and retention in a very different world. In Plymouth, Michigan, Argent International and its strategic partner Argent Tape & Label are developing a closer working relationship while maintaining the autonomy to do what each company does best and working to advance women in leadership positions. The result is a symbiotic relationship that also benefits the industry as a whole.

Manufacturing in FocusBringing High Quality and Stewardship to Food ProductionPacMoore

Manufacturing in Focus

Bringing High Quality and Stewardship to Food Production


As our planet enters 2020, we need better, more ethical methods of food production to accommodate a growing population, and in America’s heartland, PacMoore Products, Inc. has engaged in this type of quality contract food production since 1989. Chief Executive Officer Bill Moore and his leadership team see the company as stewards, bringing a focus on employee caretaking and a wealth of advanced food processing techniques such as spray drying, extrusion, and both dry and liquid blending.

Manufacturing in FocusJust-In-Time PrecisionArgent International

Manufacturing in Focus

Just-In-Time Precision

Argent International

Celebrating over forty years in business, Argent International has expanded from a single press to 26, employing over 125 highly skilled full-time workers in Michigan. This 3M Preferred Converter is a proudly veteran-owned small business, supporting the automotive and many other industries through its custom engineered adhesive die-cut solutions. Having mastered this precise manufacturing process, Argent is now expanding into new markets, applying both its rapid prototyping and full production services to new sectors.

Manufacturing in FocusTaking Risks to Foster New GrowthAnderson Dahlen

Manufacturing in Focus

Taking Risks to Foster New Growth

Anderson Dahlen

Risk: a popular board game and a double-edged sword, particularly in business. While it is tempting to remain in one’s ‘comfort zone,’ especially with shareholders and many other variables to consider, the act of taking risks is essential to bring forth new ideas and growth. In Ramsey, Minnesota, just north of Minneapolis, Anderson Dahlen is embracing risk while engaging in custom manufacturing that helps its clients overcome barriers with precise solutions.

Manufacturing in FocusFreeing Manufacturers to Focus on the Big PictureAMPCO Manufacturers Inc.

Manufacturing in Focus

Freeing Manufacturers to Focus on the Big Picture

AMPCO Manufacturers Inc.

“If you want it done right, do it yourself.” But when you’ve got no time, no personnel, or the scale is simply too big? That’s where AMPCO Manufacturers Inc.’s experience takes up the slack. AMPCO is an acronym for The Advanced Manufacturing & Printing Company and it has been achieving a Standard of Excellence for over 50 years. AMPCO makes quality components such as labels, decals, nameplates, overlays and membrane switches for companies worldwide, letting them focus on what’s important.


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