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Reshoring Initiative Receives Frost & Sullivan Leadership Award

Thursday, April 3, 2014
 
Frost & Sullivan’s Manufacturing Leadership Council has honored The Reshoring Initiative, Chicago, IL, as one of the winners of its 2014 Manufacturing Leadership Awards, in the category of industry advocacy. The awards program honors companies and people that are “shaping the future of global manufacturing,” in 11 categories. The Reshoring Initiative helps companies accurately assess their total cost of offshoring, to shift collective thinking from “offshoring is cheaper” to “local reduces the total cost of ownership”; www.reshorenow.org/. Here’s more information on the Frost & Sullivan awards program.

Machining Coolant Earns Boeing Seal of Approval

Thursday, April 3, 2014
 
Fuchs Lubricants’ (Harvey, IL) Ecocool S 761 B premium machining coolant has been approved under Boeing’s BAC-5008 specification covering machining of heattreated steels, dissimilar-metal stackups, titanium, and non-exterior aluminum components. The coolant underwent extensive testing for galvanic corrosion and microstructural defects; www.fuchs.com/.

McNeilus Steel Adds Fourth Stretcher-Leveling Line

Wednesday, April 2, 2014
 
The McNeilus Steel service center in Fond Du Lac, WI, has commissioned a ½-in.-capacity Red Bud Industries cut-to-length (CTL) line, the fourth Red Bud stretcher-leveling line that McNeilus has installed. The firm operates two Red Bud lines at its facility in Dodge Center, MN, and one line at its plant in Fargo, ND. Featured on the latest CTL line: the ability to run in start-stop and looping modes, and a heavy-gauge drop stacker mounted directly to a variable-rake shear. More at www.redbudindustries.com/.

 

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