November 2023

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 | November 2023 | The Electronic Components Industry Association (ECIA)The Spirit of SuccessSpirit Electronics

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

The Spirit of Success

Spirit Electronics

Spirit Electronics is a value-added supplier of high-reliability components and superior supply-chain solutions for the aerospace and defense sectors. The veteran-owned, woman-owned business has been growing steadily since we profiled the company in December 2019, so we sat down with owner and CEO Marti McCurdy again this month to hear the latest news and developments

Equipment Manufacturing | November 2023Proof That Top-Class Automated Packaging Takes Top-Class PeopleViking Masek

Equipment Manufacturing | November 2023

Proof That Top-Class Automated Packaging Takes Top-Class People

Viking Masek

When Leonhard Packaging Solutions (LPS) was founded by Robb Leonhard and his older brother Rick in 2002, the company started small, with Rick serving as President and Robb filling the role of Vice President. The brothers had the drive and talent for finding the right people and empowering others, a quality they brought to the newly formed business. In the next few years they brought in RC Huhn and Scott Miller to the ownership team. Both brought strong skill sets that complemented the team.

Engineering & Design | November 2023Smooth Operators – Innovations in Noise and Friction ControlVibraSystems Inc.

Engineering & Design | November 2023

Smooth Operators – Innovations in Noise and Friction Control

VibraSystems Inc.

Vibrations are all around us and, by and large, we may not think much of them when we are exposed to them for a couple of seconds. But they can be a serious problem in many ways for manufacturers. Consider the impact of imbalanced rotating parts, uneven friction, or the meshing of gear teeth. Vibrations like these can cause a number of issues for manufacturing equipment that can hurt productivity and the bottom line. And when employee safety and comfort are a top priority, you also need to protect shop-floor workers who operate machines with noise and vibration issues.

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.

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.

In Focus | National Tooling and Machining Association (NTMA) | November 2023Mission Possible: Growth and Success Through Brand PromiseSirois Tool Co. Inc.

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

Mission Possible: Growth and Success Through Brand Promise

Sirois Tool Co. Inc.

Whether clients require standard parts or specialized engineering, Sirois Tool Co. Inc. offers a wide range of build capabilities. The company’s experienced tool and gage makers, apprentices, and staff members turn, mill, grind, and EDM products, all while keeping to its mission statement, “To be a preferred vendor to all our customers, a fair and generous employer, and a good neighbor to our community,” top of mind.

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