Manufacturing Success: Changing the Way the Manufacturing Industry Communicates

 

Since its launch on January 15, 2008, Manufacturing Success (MS) is the largest regional manufacturing information community resource for metal, plastic, and wood manufacturing companies. Supporting the growth and success of non-profit associations is one of MS’s primary goals along with directly supporting the success of manufacturing companies and educational institutions. MS is fully funded by vendor partners allowing shops, educational institutions and non-profit trade association free access to great resources and marketing that would normally only be accessible to large companies.

To exploit existing supplier connections and distribution outlets, the company recently purchased OverSeasMfg, known for their fashionable jewelry lines sold primarily in online stores. Their huge success is related to their incredibly popular silver & gold choker collar necklaces sold by SiammPatra.com. This acquisition in the high-end jewelry market was board decision with broad upper management support. It follows on the heels of our purchase of OrigamiMommie, the NYC based fashion and accessories marketer.


The content on this page is from the site's 2011-2012 pages.


Vision

To create a community that communicates directly with EVERY small and medium size manufacturing companies, assuring that ALL companies are aware of activities, programs or associations that support their SUCCESS in their area.


Industry Mission

To support the growth and professionalism of the regional manufacturing industry through activities and tools that unite and educate the whole industry. 


Member Mission

To support the success of manufacturing companies and non-profit associations by providing great marketing opportunities and resource tools.

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DMG MORI SEIKI INNOVATION DAYS 2011

 Three days of cutting-edge manufacturing technologies - machines, suppliers, seminars and more - all in one place.

 

Kapco to move into Polaris plant in Osceola

Kapco will have up to 70 workers making components for Polaris products Kapco Inc., a Grafton, Wis.-based metal fabricator, will run a much smaller operation at the Osceola plant that Polaris Industries is vacating, according to a report in the St. Paul Pioneer Press. Kapco will have up to 70 workers making components for Polaris products. Polaris (NYSE: PII) plans to lay off nearly 500 workers, with the Medina-based snowmobile and all-terrain vehicle maker expecting to end Osceola operations in March.

 

ISO 9001 Certifications Surpass 1 Million

More than 28,000 certifications to the international quality management standard have been issued in the United States.

If your manufacturing plant or company is ISO 9001 certified, you are one in a million. Or more accurately, you are one in more than a million, according to recently released figures.

ISO 9001, the family of standards for quality management, reached a milestone in 2009. The cumulative number of certifications issued for these global standards surpassed the 1 million mark in 2009, an 8% increase in ISO 9001 certificates.

Approximately 1.1 million certifications had been issued in 178 countries and economies by year’s end 2009, according to theInternational Organization for Standardization, the Geneva-based organization that develops and publishes international standards. It is comprised of the national standards institutes of 163 countries.

The organization recently released its 2009 ISO survey highlights, which include data not only for ISO 9001, but also for additional families of standards.

 

TSMA November Bulletin

Company of the Month: Minncor Industries

October table of Content:
 

  • Company of the month: Minncor Industries
  • TSMA November meeting
  • ICeBerG meeting
  • State of Manufacturing 2011
  • Meadowbrook Safety Day
  • Scholarship Opportunity

 

Economic Trends in US Manufacturing

Despite recent worries over a slowdown, the manufacturing sector still has some legs, which could boost the overall economy, too.

 

Minnesota Manufacturers Week in Progress

Spreading the message about the importance of manufacturing in your community or region is an essential part of any successful Manufacturers Week events.

To recognize the importance of manufacturing to the state's economy, the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce,and the Minnesota Precision Manufacturing Association and the Minnesota Manufacturers Coalition are sponsoring Minnesota Manufacturers Week.

During the week of October 25-29, they'll recognize, celebrate and promote our manufacturing industries with a variety of events.

They encourage communities, local and regional Chambers of Commerce, trade associations, individual companies and others to join together and mark Manufacturers Week with special events to raise public awareness of manufacturing, highlight the impact in their own communities and regions, and to honor area manufacturers.

 

Google Cars Drive Themselves, in Traffic

The car is a project of Google, which has been working in secret but in plain view on vehicles that can drive themselves, using artificial-intelligence software that can sense anything near the car and mimic the decisions made by a human driver.

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Anyone driving the twists of Highway 1 between San Francisco and Los Angeles recently may have glimpsed a Toyota Prius with a curious funnel-like cylinder on the roof. Harder to notice was that the person at the wheel was not actually driving.

The car is a project of Google, which has been working in secret but in plain view on vehicles that can drive themselves, using artificial-intelligence software that can sense anything near the car and mimic the decisions made by a human driver.

 

TSMA October Bulletin

Company of the Month:: Douglas Alexandria Finishing

October table of Content:
 

  • Table Top Trade Show
  • Tour of Manufacturing
  • MN Manufacturers Summit
  • ICeBurG meeting
  • Scholarship program
  • Board of Director election

 

Donaldson driving into liquid-filter market

the company expects to be a $5 billion company in a decade.

Donaldson Co. Inc. wants to become more liquid.

No, the 95-year-old filter manufacturer isn’t trying to raise cash by selling off assets. Instead, it’s spending more of the green stuff to expand its liquid-filtration business.

“There is a huge liquid opportunity,” Chairman, President and CEO Bill Cook said during a recent conference call with investors as he described the company’s desire to diversify beyond its traditional market of air filters.

 

Is It Time to Try Direct Digital Manufacturing?

Companies are applying digital manufacturing more and more to manufacturing applications, and with each success, they prove that it is a viable alternative

Tech Briefs, September 2010:

Over the past 20 years, additive manufacturing technology has migrated from use in rapid prototyping to a full-fledged manufacturing solution, which is referred to as “direct digital manufacturing” (or rapid manufacturing). Increasingly, companies are applying it to manufacturing applications, and with each success, they prove that it is a viable alternative. While the general concept of additive manufacturing is the same as when it was introduced 20 years ago, the change is in its intended use — production, not just prototyping. So while the concept has been around for a while, in the minds of many, direct digital manufacturing (DDM) is a new and difficult concept to understand.

 

The Association For Manufacturing Technology Applauds Enactment of Small Business Jobs Bill

The forever recession

3-D Printing Spurs a Manufacturing Revolution

Senator Al Franken Visited STEM Day at the State Fair

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Next Events (more)

 

May 17, 2011- May 19, 2011 EASTEC 2011 Exposition

Loc.: Eastern States Exposition, W Springfield MA USA

Org.: SME

May 17, 2011- May 19, 2011Plant Maintenance and Design Engineering Show 2011

Loc.: Place Bonaventure, Montréal QC CAN

Org.: SME

May 24, 2011- May 26, 2011Manufacturing Innovations - Medical

Loc.: Hyatt Regency Minneapolis, Minneapolis MN USA

Org.: SME

May 24, 2011- May 26, 2011RAPID 2011 and 3D IMAGING Conference & Exposition

Loc.: Hyatt Regency Minneapolis, Minneapolis MN USA

Org.: SME

May 24, 2011- May 26, 2011Manufacturing Innovations - Medical (US)

Loc.: Hyatt Regency Minneapolis, Minneapolis MN USA

Org.: SME

Jun 5, 2011- Jun 7, 2011Society of Manufacturing Engineers Annual Conference

Loc.: Hyatt Regency Bellevue, Bellevue WA USA

Org.: SME

Jun 7, 2011- Jun 9, 2011Western Manufacturing Technology Show 2011

Loc.: Northlands Park - AgriCom, Edmonton AB CAN

Org.: SME

Jun 14, 2011- Jun 16, 2011Western Manufacturing Technology Show 2011

Loc.: Northlands Park - AgriCom, Edmonton AB CAN

Org.: SME

Jun 21, 2011- Jun 23, 2011Atlantic Manufacturing Technology Show

Loc.: Exhibition Park, Halifax NS CAN

Org.: SME

Sep 12, 2011- Sep 14, 2011imX - Interactive Manufacturing Experience

Loc.: Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas NV USA

Org.: SME

Oct 11, 2011- Oct 13, 2011SOUTH-TEC 2011 Exposition

Loc.: Charlotte Convention Center, Charlotte NC USA

Org.: SME

Oct 17, 2011- Oct 20, 2011Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show 2011

Loc.: Direct Energy Centre, Toronto ON CAN

Org.: SME

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