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Modernized: Michigan Aluminum-Service Center

Tuesday, July 8, 2014
 
The Ashland Aluminum processing facility in Fowlerville, MI (40 miles east of Detroit), is flush with recent technology upgrades—an energy-efficient furnace, new electronics, upgraded gauge controls and environmental improvements. Its rolling mill provides coil in three alloys—1100, 3003 and 5052, from 0.010 to 0.190 in. thick and 4.00 to 20.00 in. wide. More at www.ashlandaluminum.com/.

Baldor Stamping Plant Named Top Workplace

Monday, July 7, 2014
 
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch recently named the Baldor metal-stamping plant in St. Louis, MO, a 2014 Top Workplace. The plant, which supplies stamped parts for five Baldor U.S. motor-manufacturing facilities, produces more than 700 million steel laminations and 5 million motor parts per year, and employs 250 workers. The Top Workplace program (www.topworkplaces.com/) is based on surveys of company employees. Baldor employees relayed to company managers, via the survey, their appreciation for the firm’s no-layoff strategy, profit-sharing plan and tuition-reimbursement program.

Global Shop Solutions Expands in Southeast Asia

Thursday, July 3, 2014
 
Singapore is the home of a new office for ERP-software provider Global Shop Solutions, The Woodlands, TX. Working in tandem with its location in Jakarta, Indonesia, the new office will provide technical and customer support to the market in Southeast Asia. Taking the reins of the new office is veteran employee William William, a native of Indonesia; www.globalshopsolutions.com/.

 

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