Workholding Provider Adopts “Green” Quoting Process
Master WorkHolding (Morganton, North Carolina) invites customers to take advantage of its new project quoting process, which includes cost-effective “green” product options and a recycling plan for the reuse of obsolete fixtures. The company says customers can now discount their fixture price by selecting energy-saving options, including recycled and rebuilt hydraulic components; optional black oxide; un-machined edges on non-critical surfaces; exterior hydraulic plumbing; hardened components on only sliding or part-touching details; and electronic drawings rather than paper drawings.
Second Thoughts On Foreign Sourcing
Will a returning tide lift U.S. manufacturing? One consulting firm says companies are reevaluating their sourcing strategies with an eye toward more domestic production. A company that serves domestic machining facilities clearly sees the same trend.
Vertical Machining Centers For Volume Production
At this model plant for lean manufacturing, Parker Hannifin personnel became convinced that the simple approach was the strongest choice for the application. Part of the lesson learned at this plant is that the most difficult part of going lean may lie in the discussion.