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December 2023 / January 2024 | Fabrication & MachiningThis Family-Run Iron Hardware Firm Forges AheadAcorn Manufacturing

December 2023 / January 2024 | Fabrication & Machining

This Family-Run Iron Hardware Firm Forges Ahead

Acorn Manufacturing

Acorn Manufacturing Company, Inc. is a decades-old family business in Mansfield, Massachusetts that manufactures and distributes forged iron builders’ hardware across the United States and abroad. Builders’ hardware refers to metal hardware products used to decorate or protect properties, or to enhance convenience. The company is proud that its goods are made in Mansfield and reflect the heritage of New England.

Engineering & Design | November 2023Leaders in Recycled RubberEco-Flex

Engineering & Design | November 2023

Leaders in Recycled Rubber

Eco-Flex

Eco-Flex of Sturgeon County, Alberta, marked its 30th anniversary last year as a leader in the recycled rubber product market. The company is well-poised for future growth with products that appeal to clients looking for quality eco-friendly goods. Eco-Flex’s proprietary wares include an innovative sound barrier/residential wall as well as items for work sites, homes, and barns, all made from recycled rubber tires.

Engineering & Design | October 2023Metal Stamping Press SuccessStamtec

Engineering & Design | October 2023

Metal Stamping Press Success

Stamtec

Stamtec, of Manchester, Tennessee, sells industry-leading metal stamping presses and forming equipment. These wares are manufactured by a parent company in Taiwan in ISO-certified facilities, shipped to the U.S., and then sold by Stamtec to end users in a variety of sectors. Along with presses and other products, the company offers turnkey integration and comprehensive customer support.

In Focus | June 2023 | The Canadian Tooling & Machining AssociationWorld-Class Tooling, World-Class TrainingMax Die Group

In Focus | June 2023 | The Canadian Tooling & Machining Association

World-Class Tooling, World-Class Training

Max Die Group

With roots going back a century, the Max Die Group designs and builds automotive stamping tools, prototype parts, and low volume production parts, and runs a training centre for young apprentices. The group consists of three locations—Manor Tool and Die Ltd. (Manor) and its Sigma Division, which are based in Oldcastle, Ontario; and Lakeshore Stamping, Inc., based in Tecumseh, Ontario. This powerhouse trio, each with its specialties, is strategically located near the North American automotive epicentre of Detroit, Michigan.

Logistics | May 2023Moving Forward Without a DriverAutomated Work Trucks

Logistics | May 2023

Moving Forward Without a Driver

Automated Work Trucks

On November 8, 2021, Walmart—the largest grocery retailer in America—made high-tech history in its hometown of Bentonville, Arkansas. Walmart announced it had successfully used fully autonomous vehicles (AVs) to transport goods along a two-mile route. This driverless pilot program, which saw Walmart partnering with AV firm, Gatik, began in August 2021.

April | AutomationAutomated Control Systems, Human RelationshipsThink-PLC

April | Automation

Automated Control Systems, Human Relationships

Think-PLC

Think-PLC designs and builds new automation control systems and keeps legacy control systems running long after they were installed. Among key services offered by this Lexington, North Carolina-based company are installation, fabrication, manufacturing, consultation, training, maintenance, and repairs. The company is also a solutions partner with German technology giant Siemens, and works with clients worldwide in manufacturing, machine building and other sectors.

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