February 2024

February 2024 | Michigan's Manufacturing RevolutionWhere History and Technology MeetTemperform

February 2024 | Michigan's Manufacturing Revolution

Where History and Technology Meet


For over 50 years, Detroit-based Temperform has provided customers with high-quality heat, abrasion, and corrosion-resistant castings and machined components. Manufacturing no-bake sand mold steel and stainless steel castings weighing from just two pounds all the way to 5,500 pounds, award-winning Temperform is renowned for its high customer satisfaction, on-time delivery, and robust safety initiatives.

Engineering & Design | February 2024Light It Up: Bright Days Ahead for MetalumenMetalumen Manufacturing Inc.

Engineering & Design | February 2024

Light It Up: Bright Days Ahead for Metalumen

Metalumen Manufacturing Inc.

By paying close attention to surrounding architectural contexts to guarantee the ideal lighting solution is created, Guelph, Ontario-based Metalumen Manufacturing Inc. creates, develops, and produces lighting solutions and products that marry cutting-edge trends with traditional styles, combining form and function to fulfill clients’ needs while also expressing the designer’s vision.

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.

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.

Automation & Technology | February 2024On the Cutting EdgeDorian Tool International

Automation & Technology | February 2024

On the Cutting Edge

Dorian Tool International

The current manufacturing landscape has very little in common with the state of the industry four decades ago. Today, it is a highly competitive global industry, not one for the faint of heart. Leaders of manufacturing businesses have a decision to make: is the only option to compete on the basis of price with low-cost manufacturers overseas? Or is it better to focus on innovation, using the best technology and talent available to provide a high quality product at the best possible price?

Automation & Technology | February 2024Mark of ExcellenceGravotech USA

Automation & Technology | February 2024

Mark of Excellence

Gravotech USA

Gravotech is celebrating its 85th anniversary. As the global leader in permanent marking solutions, the company designs, manufactures, and distributes market-leading engraving, marking, and cutting products. With more than eight decades of growth and success behind it, the company maintains an active presence in 18 countries and serves customers in over 70 countries around the world. Its global headquarters is located in Lyon, France.

Construction Services | February 2024Exceeding ExpectationsThe RiteScreen Company

Construction Services | February 2024

Exceeding Expectations

The RiteScreen Company

For almost 80 years, RiteScreen, headquartered in Elizabethville, Pennsylvania, has solidified its reputation as a leader in the screen solutions business. Committed to customers and suppliers, and accountable to its team, RiteScreen remains focused on continuous improvement and meeting the needs of the ever-evolving door and window market. This commitment to customers and suppliers was never more apparent than in 2014, when RiteScreen was purchased by Seven Point Equity Partners, placing a heightened emphasis on the company’s manufacturing efficiency and product innovation.


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