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Automation & Technology | February 2024Precision Profile ExtrusionWisconsin Plastic Products

Automation & Technology | 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.

February 2024Harvesting the SunStoring and Preserving Solar Energy

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.

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