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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.

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.

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.

In Focus | Packaging | September 2023Complete Automated SolutionsMainway Handling Systems

In Focus | Packaging | September 2023

Complete Automated Solutions

Mainway Handling Systems

Since 1988, Mainway Handling Systems has been creating dependable, advanced conveyor systems and automated warehouse solutions from its headquarters in Burlington, Ontario. Mainway provides systems design, installation, and integration services for multiple logistics industries including warehousing and distribution, logistics, freight, parcel, food, beverage, automotive and manufacturing. “Mainway and our dedicated team offer a complete service,” says Marketing Specialist Matthew Pereira. The company’s one-stop, turnkey approach has helped the business earn its place in the industry.

August 2023 | In Focus | Packaging90 Years of Packaging VisionPMMI: The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies

August 2023 | In Focus | Packaging

90 Years of Packaging Vision

PMMI: The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies

In a global market where sustainability increasingly drives everything from consumption to manufacturing, creating sustainable packaging while keeping stakeholders connected is often a more complex matter than one might imagine. James Pittas, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies (PMMI), shares some thoughts on the realities that underscore innovative packaging—specifically plastic, its lifecycle, and what it takes to keep stakeholders across the U.S., Canada, and Mexico engaged.

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