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Obergs Chambers Earns NTMA Training Award
At its recent Fall Conference, the National Tooling & Machining Association (NTMA) awarded Greg Chambers, environmental, health and safety manager and 33-year employee of Oberg Industries with its William E. Hardman Award for Excellence in Training. This award is reserved for an individual or member company who has demonstrated consistently strong support and active participation in structured training for the precision custom-manufacturing industry.
Oberg Industries is a manufacturer of precision components, headquartered in Freeport, PA. Chambers has overseen Oberg’s apprentice program as well as the health and safety of Oberg’s employees, but he has also been instrumental in promoting manufacturing as a successful career choice among youth both locally and nationally. Chambers served as past president of the National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS) as well as the past president of the American Apprenticeship Roundtable.
He also has been an active leader of the Precision Machining Competition at the annual Skills USA National Leadership and Skills conferences for the past decade and spends much of his free time involved with community affairs including his participation as a recruitment liaison and guest speaker with many high schools, colleges, universities and business organizations in Western Pennsylvania and throughout the United States.
New Cut-to-Length Line at RC Trailer
Coe Press Equipment has designed, shipped and installed a CTLMaster cut-to-length line with film-applicator station at RC Trailer, Middlebury, IN, to help manufacture aluminum trailers. The 54-in. wide line is comprised of a standard, motorized coil reel and servo roll feed with the special film-applicator station as well as a pull-through straightener with nonmarking chrome finish rolls, and electro-mechanical shear and hydraulic scissor-lift table.
“RC Trailer produces a variety of trailer styles requiring blanks in many different sizes,” says Steve Donnay, Coe’s director of sales and marketing. “By having this new blanking line inhouse, it can better control its operations, and reduce inventory and processing costs.”
The line can process 40,000-psi aluminum coil from 0.030 to 0.040 in. thick, and produce blanks from 57 to 102 in. long and 24 to 49 in. wide. In addition to the equipment, Coe provided installation, startup services and training.
For more information on Coe’s cut-to-length systems, visit www.coepress.com.
New VP of Product Strategy for MFG.com
MFG.com, an online manufacturing marketplace, has hired Allan Sweatt as its vice president of product strategy. In this role, he will focus on the firm’s global online manufacturing marketplace and develop enhancements designed to improve members’ experiences, increase their returns on investment (ROI) and help them discover new revenue streams.
MFG.com enables sourcing professionals and engineers to locate manufacturers for CNC machining, injection molding, metal stamping, metal fabrication and many other processes.