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Automation & Technology | Current | February 2024Precision Profile ExtrusionWisconsin Plastic Products

Automation & Technology | Current | February 2024

Precision Profile Extrusion

Wisconsin Plastic Products

While the economic and supply chain mayhem of recent years meant nothing but struggle for some businesses, others soared. One such superstar is Wisconsin Plastic Products, Inc., a profile extrusion leader that expanded its sales by around 60 percent from 2020 to 2021—a phenomenal growth trajectory followed by a 34 percent rate in 2021/2022. Naturally, this has made tremendous company history and brought continued success, contrasting a healthy traditional annual growth of 10 to 15 percent.

Current | February 2024Harvesting the SunStoring and Preserving Solar Energy

Current | February 2024

Harvesting the Sun

Storing and Preserving Solar Energy

Learning to make apricot jam from my grandfather one blazing African summer, I recall being surprised by what appeared to be asbestos hands. While carefully filling each jar with molten delight, he held the boiling jars of jam bare-handed, like popsicles. Once every jar was full and covered, washed and lined up, shining like precious amber gems, it occurred to me that he had, ultimately, just taught me to preserve sunshine to light up the gloom of winter months.

December 2023 / January 2024Now and AgainA Budding New Manufacturing Reality: Embracing E-Waste

December 2023 / January 2024

Now and Again

A Budding New Manufacturing Reality: Embracing E-Waste

Upgrading electronic devices has become second nature for most, while correctly disposing of related materials for recycling has, in many places, become “the right thing to do.” But what do statistics tell us about the realities of electronics disposal? Is recycling all that it is made out to be and are materials reaching manufacturers? How could the electronics waste (e-waste) repurposing loop be improved?

Automation & Technology | December 2023 / January 2024A Team You Can Count OnLeonhardt Manufacturing

Automation & Technology | December 2023 / January 2024

A Team You Can Count On

Leonhardt Manufacturing

In the ever-evolving world of manufacturing, not all metal tubing parts are created equal. Leonhardt Manufacturing, a prominent player in the industry, stands out as a testament to the power of innovation and the importance of workforce development. Leonhardt Manufacturing has consistently demonstrated its mastery of metal tube bending and manufacturing, earning a reputation for excellence.

December 2023 / January 2024 | In Focus | Michigan's Manufacturing RevolutionMaking Manufacturing CoolAtlas Technologies

December 2023 / January 2024 | In Focus | Michigan's Manufacturing Revolution

Making Manufacturing Cool

Atlas Technologies

If one could highlight a single manufacturer in Michigan for being innovative and fresh in the way it approaches the field, it would be Atlas Technologies. As a division of Stonebridge Technical Enterprises, Atlas Technologies goes above and beyond to make careers in manufacturing the envy of many in the trades and in other fields. Moreover, the Michigan-based company has achieved double-digit annual growth in the wake of tremendous transformation over the past three years.

In Focus | November 2023 | The Electronic Components Industry Association (ECIA)Protecting North American ElectronicsThe Electronic Components Industry Association (ECIA)

In Focus | November 2023 | The Electronic Components Industry Association (ECIA)

Protecting North American Electronics

The Electronic Components Industry Association (ECIA)

The Electronic Components Industry Association (ECIA) is a source of guidance and best practices for companies seeking optimum performance within this highly competitive industry. It is also an advocate for helping North American electronic components manufacturers understand and manage through the regulations and standards needed to serve the wave of companies looking to establish or re-establish facilities in the U.S.

In Focus | November 2023 | The Electronic Components Industry Association (ECIA)The Midas Touch of Stocking Distribution FlexibilityMasline Electronics

In Focus | November 2023 | The Electronic Components Industry Association (ECIA)

The Midas Touch of Stocking Distribution Flexibility

Masline Electronics

As a leader in distributing passive and electromechanical components, Masline Electronics is on a growth trajectory following the COVID-19 pandemic. Helping to drive customers’ bottom lines through effective product distribution, logistics, and custom, value-added services, Masline’s team delivers personalized service on a level uncommon in this industry. That is why loyal customers keep coming back for more.

In Focus | National Tooling and Machining Association (NTMA) | November 2023Achieving Gold Standards Through People and CultureHirsh Precision

In Focus | National Tooling and Machining Association (NTMA) | November 2023

Achieving Gold Standards Through People and Culture

Hirsh Precision

A well-known presence in the complete fabrication space, Hirsh Precision is home to a welcoming, detail-driven team. As Hirsh is popular amongst some of the country’s best-known brands in medical and aerospace fabrication, clients insist on partnering with its people to take their projects from start to completion seamlessly. From complex medical devices to rocket engines, scientists and developers from North America and beyond turn to the company with their designs for efficient service and intelligent manufacturing that deliver time savings, value, and impressive returns on investment.

In Focus | National Tooling and Machining Association (NTMA) | November 2023Where Excellence and Precision MeetJV Manufacturing

In Focus | National Tooling and Machining Association (NTMA) | November 2023

Where Excellence and Precision Meet

JV Manufacturing

After nearly half a century specializing in carbide stamping die fabrication, JV Manufacturing knows that providing competitive precision engineering and solid value earns customers more revenue while saving costs on replacement. It is no surprise then that this team of 125 industry experts is well known internationally in its field for cutting-edge quality and innovation. The demand for the company’s products is so high that around half of its annual product is shipped abroad, chiefly to Europe, making its easy airport access a necessity when hosting overseas customers and their representatives.

Fabrication & Machining | October 2023The U.S. Manufacturer for U.S. ManufacturersARCH Cutting Tools

Fabrication & Machining | October 2023

The U.S. Manufacturer for U.S. Manufacturers

ARCH Cutting Tools

Established in 2011, ARCH Cutting Tools may be a comparatively young manufacturer of highly engineered metalworking solutions, but it is big for its age. Manufacturing a broad offering, from innovative solid carbide and indexable tools to complex, custom multi-functional tooling the company has built great depth in its capabilities and knowledge—all while remaining surprisingly adaptable for its size, thanks to its 16 facilities throughout the Midwest and Northeast.

Manufacturing Solutions | October 2023Health & Safety Driven by TechnologyClean Air Industries

Manufacturing Solutions | October 2023

Health & Safety Driven by Technology

Clean Air Industries

After three decades in the air filtration industry, September 11 of this year saw Clean Air America starting its next epoch in business as Clean Air Industries. The leading developer, fabricator, and installer of complete next-generation air filtration systems to extract smoke, oil mist, other fumes, and dust from ambient air has successfully concluded a merger with Amtech LC in Russellville, Kentucky, heralding a vastly expanded product offering and a notable shift in its company culture.

Automation | September 2023Taking Automation Integration to New LevelsRAMP, Inc.

Automation | September 2023

Taking Automation Integration to New Levels

RAMP, Inc.

Specializing in custom automation design-build and equipment fabrication, RAMP, Inc. has turned itself into a veritable powerhouse of innovation, harnessing technology to fabricate next-generation manufacturing equipment and inspection and material handling systems for customers in industries like consumer goods, medical devices, transportation, and others around the globe. Recession-proof and self-sufficient to its core, this company is set to be around for many decades to come.

Fabrication & Machining | September 2023A Premium Fit for 40 YearsRathburn Tool & Manufacturing

Fabrication & Machining | September 2023

A Premium Fit for 40 Years

Rathburn Tool & Manufacturing

Following COVID-19, supply chain issues made North America and the rest of the world realize the dangers of exporting fabrication. As a result, premium prototype-to-production, with the latest in computer numerical control (CNC) machining services, done on home soil has become sought after, and offers opportunity for local fabrication companies and the local economies that depend on their success.


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