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Engineering & Design | March 2024The A-TeamThe A-Team

Engineering & Design | March 2024

The A-Team

The A-Team

Headquartered in California, Barnum Mechanical Inc. provides sanitary process and utility piping design-build services to a diverse clientele across the U.S. Now well into its fifth decade of business, Barnum is growing rapidly. Director of Business Development Andy Hooper says that the ongoing success of the business is directly correlated to the growth and success of the industries it serves, from food and beverage (F&B), to alternative proteins, water and wastewater treatment.

Automation & Technology | February 2024Seizing National and Global OpportunitiesThe Bucket Shop

Automation & Technology | February 2024

Seizing National and Global Opportunities

The Bucket Shop

Don’t let the name fool you; The Bucket Shop (TBS) does not deal in mop buckets. The company’s name has seen it through its humble beginnings in the early 1990s, operating out of a garage as a smaller welding shop, all the way to its transformation into a modern-day mining equipment operation with over 100 employees. The family-owned business run by Ross and Paul Woodward with Sharon Michaud, President and Vice Presidents, respectively, has continued to expand its offerings.

Automation & Technology | February 2024Powering Today’s Most-Wanted ProductsZierick Manufacturing Corporation

Automation & Technology | February 2024

Powering Today’s Most-Wanted Products

Zierick Manufacturing Corporation

Zierick Manufacturing Corporation (ZMC) is a third-generation, family-owned manufacturing company with over a century of expertise in electronics and semiconductors. Zierick began life as a small company in southern Manhattan off Canal Street, an industrial area close to the famous Wall Street, and first worked as a parts fabricator for early radio sets. Then known as F.R. Zierick Machine Works, its early specialty was in cat’s whisker receivers, so named because of the thin and fine wire it was made of.

December 2023 / January 2024 | In Focus | Michigan's Manufacturing RevolutionAt the Forefront of Industrial RevolutionMichigan Manufacturing Technology Center

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

At the Forefront of Industrial Revolution

Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center

The Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center (MMTC) was founded around 32 years ago with the inception of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). At that time and into the mid-2000s, there was a growing apprehension regarding the loss of manufacturers and small-to-medium businesses across America. To combat this, a manufacturing extension partnership (MEP) was launched in every U.S. state and Puerto Rico, creating a network of organizations. The MMTC won the bid to become the official MEP for the state of Michigan.

In Focus | National Tooling and Machining Association (NTMA) | November 2023Team Effort and Automation Win the DayChick Machine Company

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

Team Effort and Automation Win the Day

Chick Machine Company

Chick Machine Company is celebrating its 52nd anniversary as one of Pennsylvania’s most well-known and reliable machine shops. The company’s story began in August 1971, with its namesake Jim Chick realizing his vision on roughly 300 acres near the city of Butler, part of rural western Pennsylvania. The business was an idea Chick had after he left a machining position in the area to pursue his fortunes. This decision coincided with a business venture by friends of his, who had just started a local precision laser company, now a multi-billion-dollar outfit in nearby Saxonburg.

November 2023Grand Innovation on the Infinitesimal ScaleMicrorobots and Nanobots

November 2023

Grand Innovation on the Infinitesimal Scale

Microrobots and Nanobots

Robotics is an ever-growing field across a bevy of disciplines, including within manufacturing and its partner industries. More and more companies are beginning to see the benefits of adopting automated solutions to factory processes, fabrication, and more. Beyond the facility floors of various production lines, great strides are being made towards robotics that can fit on the tip of a finger, which is where the fields of micro and nanorobotics come in to evolve the future of automation potentially further in manufacturing.

Manufacturing in FocusThe Final FrontierSpacecraft Manufacturing

Manufacturing in Focus

The Final Frontier

Spacecraft Manufacturing

As technology continues to improve and develop rapidly across all business sectors and global regions, there is still a great deal of interest in developing the technology that will usher humanity into the next generation of space travel. This development includes the manufacturing sector, as present-day methods are coming together to produce some of the most sophisticated and advanced vehicles and spacefaring technology the world has ever seen.

Engineering & Design | March 2024The A-TeamThe A-Team

Engineering & Design | September 2023

The A-Team

The A-Team

Headquartered in California, Barnum Mechanical Inc. provides sanitary process and utility piping design-build services to a diverse clientele across the U.S. Now well into its fifth decade of business, Barnum is growing rapidly. Director of Business Development Andy Hooper says that the ongoing success of the business is directly correlated to the growth and success of the industries it serves, from food and beverage (F&B), to alternative proteins, water and wastewater treatment.

Manufacturing in FocusPlanes, Trains, and AutomobilesThe Making of Mass Transit

Manufacturing in Focus

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles

The Making of Mass Transit

The manufacturing industry is no stranger to change, as materials, technologies, safety requirements, and customer demands evolve over time. Lately, the automotive sector in particular has been adapting to the new age of electric over gasoline in our very car-centric culture across North America. However, the demand for innovation in mass transit vehicles remains high on the global scale, and the sector is seeing similar evolution on the manufacturing side.

Automation | July 2023Celebrating a Decade of People-Led SuccessVector Controls and Automation Group

Automation | July 2023

Celebrating a Decade of People-Led Success

Vector Controls and Automation Group

Vector Controls and Automation Group (Vector CAG) is an established representative, distributor, service and solution partner for several manufacturers. The company was born on March 6, 2013 from a concept that took two years to fully realize after President and Managing Partner Jared Boudreaux, having worked for Endress+Hauser, working with their leadership and consultants to consolidate representatives in the market and geography.

In Focus | June 2023 | The Canadian Tooling & Machining AssociationBringing Attention and Support to Canada’s Tooling IndustryThe Canadian Tooling & Machining Association (CTMA)

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

Bringing Attention and Support to Canada’s Tooling Industry

The Canadian Tooling & Machining Association (CTMA)

The Canadian Tooling & Machining Association (CTMA) is dedicated to supporting the interests and promotion of the trades and industries of its namesake affiliations. It began operations in 1963 by uniting various trade associations into one organization, with the lasting goal of better representing the tooling industry in Canada. This includes businesses and service providers within the precision metalworking industry, including those that design, manufacture, repair, or assemble tools, dies, moulds, models, patterns, jigs, fixtures, gauges, machinery, machining systems, robotics, automation equipment, machine shop products, and cutting tools.

In Focus | June 2023 | The Canadian Tooling & Machining AssociationLiving a LegacyElliott Matsuura Canada

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

Living a Legacy

Elliott Matsuura Canada

Elliott Matsuura Canada Inc., a branch of the global machine tool supplier Matsuura Machinery Corporation, is based in Oakville, Ontario. Its rich history began in 1905 with founder Hugo Frye, a German engineer, who opened his first manufacturing company upon moving to the United Kingdom. He later married Beatrice Elliott, and together the two founded the B. Elliott Group, from which the Elliott group of companies would spring.

2023 | MarchCelebrating a Decade of People-Led SuccessVector Controls and Automation Group

2023 | March

Celebrating a Decade of People-Led Success

Vector Controls and Automation Group

Vector Controls and Automation Group (Vector CAG) is an established representative, distributor, service and solution partner for several manufacturers. The company was born on March 6, 2013 from a concept that took two years to fully realize after President and Managing Partner Jared Boudreaux, having worked for Endress+Hauser, working with their leadership and consultants to consolidate representatives in the market and geography.

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