Major Tool & Machine’s customers look to the company to fill a variety of needs. “What we think we’re known for is our ability to take a large, complex design and manufacture it to exacting standards,” says Rick Wiegand, president of the Indianapolis-based company. “We like to take other people’s dreams and make them a reality.”
For more than 65 years, professional painters and do-it-yourselfers have trusted Kelly-Moore Paints to provide them with high-quality paint products specially suited to their needs. From a single store in California in 1946 to its position today as one of the largest employee-owned paint companies in the United States, Kelly-Moore Paints has grown and evolved over the years thanks in no small part to the strength of its manufacturing operations.
When building grinding systems, manufacturers need to ensure that the machines themselves are resilient enough to do the job long term. Glebar Co. Inc. constantly meets that need for its customers, Executive Vice President and General Manager John Bannayan says. “An effective machine tool has to be very durable, well-designed and built with the end-user in mind,” he states.
The manufacturing and machining business has changed a lot since Duane Geater founded Geater Machining and Manufacturing Co. in 1962. Although the technology certainly has become more advanced, it’s far from the only way in which the industry had changed, according to Vice President of Operations Joe Meier. He says customers have become more focused on cost in recent years, and the high turnover in many companies’ sourcing departments means long-term vendor relationships don’t mean as much as they did in the past. Under these conditions, Meier says, the stakes are higher than they ever have been.
EMAG’s ongoing objective is to supply “the best manufacturing solutions for precision metal components,” and it is confident in its ability to continuously deliver on this goal to the satisfaction of its customers. This confidence stems not only from the fact that EMAG is flexible and fast in its response to customers, and it constantly works to improve clients’ output and quality of their production with reliable, space-saving machinery, but also because the vast EMAG enterprise and extensive capabilities are backed by the knowledge gained from its 145 years in business.
Manufacturing its own composite materials has given C&D Zodiac the edge over competitors. “We are capable of producing high-quality, high-strength, low-weight composite constructions,” points out Tony Guy, vice president and general manager. “We produce many of our own raw materials – honeycomb core and preimpregnated fabrics – and then we also produce the composite constructions that are high-strength and low-weight in our many manufacturing facilities including our Santa Maria, Calif., site.”
Analytical X-ray technology has become an integral tool in today’s research methodology. An industry leader at the forefront of this technology for material analysis, Bruker AXS continually aspires to create more accurate and easy-to-use analytical X-ray instruments.
Boomerang Tube is a world-class producer of oil country tubular goods (OCTG) and line pipe. With 7 percent marketshare and projected 2012 sales of $450 to 500 million, it would appear that success comes easily to the company. In many ways it does – due to a number of unique business strategies and a dedicated focus on customer service, Boomerang Tube has excelled in the market. However, it has had to overcome some crippling setbacks, even before it was officially open for business.