July 2024

Current | July 2024Under the SeaA New Frontier for 3D Technologies

Current | July 2024

Under the Sea

A New Frontier for 3D Technologies

Many manufacturing and construction careers are fraught with risk. This is especially true when it comes to projects that take workers below the water’s surface into the cold, dark depths. With this new environment comes a new set of challenges and risks that requires added skills like scuba certification, as well as immense mental and physical fortitude.

Current | IMTS | July 2024A Better Signaling SolutionWERMA

Current | IMTS | July 2024

A Better Signaling Solution


WERMA delivers intelligent signal technology to keep operations running safely and efficiently. Founded in 1950, the German-based business boasts subsidiaries throughout Europe as well as in China and the United States. Manufacturing in Focus sat down with Udo Skarke, General Manager of WERMA USA, located in Norcross, Georgia, to learn more about the company’s latest technology and strategies for success.

Current | July 2024 | Products & ServicesIndustrial Solutions for SuccessC.H. Reed

Current | July 2024 | Products & Services

Industrial Solutions for Success

C.H. Reed

In 1948, Charles Harold Reed launched C.H. Reed as an automotive parts supplier in Hanover, Pennsylvania. He quickly recognized a market need for industrial equipment ranging from compressors and pneumatic tools to paint spray products and pumps. “So, in the 1950s, he shifted from an automotive supplier to an industrial supplier,” says Marketing Manager Shane Vrankin. “We’ve been tackling the Pennsylvania market ever since then, and it continues to grow.”

Current | July 2024 | Products & ServicesNature May Abhor a Vacuum, but Industry Loves ItNAVAC

Current | July 2024 | Products & Services

Nature May Abhor a Vacuum, but Industry Loves It


True singularity in the industrial vacuum market is a rare find. Yet NAVAC has achieved just that. While reducing the carbon footprint of vacuum pumps operating in the market, this disruptor is cornering the market in revolutionary ways. Globally recognized as the largest international manufacturer of rotary vane pumps, producing a phenomenal 1,000 units daily on average and introducing many world firsts in this field, NAVAC’s name is synonymous with innovation and unwavering value.

Current | July 2024 | Products & ServicesThis Family Firm Is in Growth Mode After Passing the Century MarkPremier Gear & Machine Works

Current | July 2024 | Products & Services

This Family Firm Is in Growth Mode After Passing the Century Mark

Premier Gear & Machine Works

Premier Gear & Machine Works, a family-run firm in Canby, Oregon, is on the upswing after enduring some tough times. Founded over a century ago, the company performs fabrication, machining, manufacturing, and wire electrical discharge machining (EDM). It also repairs motors, gearboxes, and wind turbine gears and services and sells machinery for wood processing.


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