Made in Chicago Featured Company: Telegartner

Posted by Marketing Support on Jul 19, 2018 11:06:43 AM

As a family-owned company, the Telegartner Group has developed to an international network of affiliated companies specializing in intermediate and end products for telecommunications and data communications. For the last 70 years they have been providing products for customers with even the most exacting demands for high-tech applications.

As a leading technologically and innovation-driven company, Telegärtner Karl Gärtner GmbH develops and manufactures products for use all over the world and in many different industries. Some of these industries include automotive, broadcast, renewable energy, medical application, mobile communication, and more. In order to maintain its pioneering role in building the future, Telegartner is primarily focused on their compliance with high quality standards and consistent environmental protection. They are a proud manufacturer of RF and Data/Voice connectivity products and solutions in addition to customized cable assemblies.

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How Efficient is Your Quick Changeover?

Posted by Simone Erskine on Jul 18, 2018 9:36:00 AM

What can you accomplish with the time saved on machine or product setup? A quick changeover plan or Single Minute Exchange of Dies (SMED) is a lean manufacturing technique intended to improve process efficiencies. Let’s take a look at how quick changeover is applied on the racetrack.

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Small Changes, Huge Results

Posted by Simone Erskine on Jul 17, 2018 3:22:46 PM

 

There is always room to improve any process or operation. By equipping team members to apply lean manufacturing principles and techniques, companies gain a competitive edge internally and externally. Continuous improvement is a method designed to implement incremental changes that will improve efficiency, increase profits and eliminate waste.

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Made in Illinois Featured Company: StarTek Lighting America

Posted by Marketing Support on Jul 17, 2018 1:46:44 PM

StarTek Lighting America designs, engineers, and manufactures top quality LED lighting solutions in for commercial, industrial, institutional and recreational applications.

Entering the market in 2012 as a custom design, USA based lighting company, StarTek focused on the increasing demand for solid-state electronic lighting. This new era of LED systems presented StarTek with the opportunity to engineer smart, higher performance fixtures with sleek, fashionable designs. As a major manufacturer of LED fixtures in 2017, StarTek produces a full line of top products ready for immediate delivery. 

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Made in Chicago Featured Company: Rock Buttons

Posted by Marketing Support on Jul 12, 2018 3:37:24 PM

RockButtons is a local Chicago button printer and manufacturer that specializes in promotional merchandise. Rock Buttons takes pride in their ability to provide a variety of high quality button and magnet products.

They offer you the ability to create your own custom buttons quickly, with high quality, and with prices you can afford! Their custom buttons are some of the most popular sizes today, and they aim to provide customers with a service that allows them to express their creativity.

All of their products are Made in the U.S.A. Rock Buttons has also made buttons for some of the biggest brands, organizations, bands, and schools. No job is too big or small in their eyes. Combined with their outstanding customer service, they strive to treat customers right from start to finish.

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5 Biggest Healthcare Cybersecurity Breaches

Posted by Simone Erskine on Jul 10, 2018 10:09:00 AM

 This is an original article written by Alpine Security.

The number of healthcare cybersecurity breaches is on the rise with tens of millions affected in larger breaches, but hackers may target even regional insurers, smaller healthcare facilities, pharmacies, and individual physician’s offices. These breaches put medical facilities, insurers, and practitioners in the hot seat because they are liable for the security of the information they gather. 

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Made in Illinois Featured Company: Cristaux International

Posted by Marketing Support on Jul 10, 2018 9:21:51 AM

Cristaux helps organizations drive success through custom, brand-centric creations for celebrating people and commemorating accomplishments. They have achieved success by working with factories all over the world, housing their own dedicated artists and designers, owning many forms of different machinery, offering warehousing and fulfillment for their bespoke clients, and essentially becoming the new standard in the awards and recognition marketplace.

By identifying every opportunity in each project, they seek meaningful and continual improvement, ultimately bringing each unique vision to life. Producing the highest quality, custom crafted awards and objects of recognition is a collaborative affair. Cristaux’s attitude of mixing engineering with styling, allows for strategic collaborations with corporations worldwide – each with a story to capture and a unique set of needs and values. They continuously strive to align with global industry advances but also set their own trends and high standards.

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Made in Chicago Featured Company: Comprehensive Logistics

Posted by Marketing Support on Jul 5, 2018 12:00:00 PM

Comprehensive Logistics is redefining how logistics and synchronous contract manufacturing get done. They start by analyzing the most-vexing challenges that automotive and industrial OEMs face in their high-volume, high-velocity manufacturing environments.

They then determine the optimal fit between our wide range of services: warehouse management, contract manufacturing, dedicated shuttles, transportation management, and yard management and OEM needs.

Next, they develop highly engineered processes and customized solutions, incorporating structured control methodologies, quality management systems, uniform operating procedures, and quality and safety protocols.

Comprehensive Logistic’s on-time start-ups and precision execution are backed by a proprietary, Web-enabled warehouse management system and an unwavering commitment to process perfection and continuous improvement, enabling them to produce consistently superior results and maximize cost savings.

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Made in Illinois Featured Company: PCR Machining, Inc.

Posted by Marketing Support on Jul 2, 2018 2:00:00 PM

Established in 1923, PCR Machining, Inc. serves local and national markets, including: oil & natural gas, air & gas compressor, refrigeration, fluid power, agriculture, industrial pump, automotive aftermarket, and racingThey specialize in the custom manufacture of connecting rods, compressor crankcases, and heads for OEM application.

Their high-tech CNC machining centers run low to medium volume production in a variety of materials. MasterCam CAD/CAM software is also used to facilitate prototyping as well as in-house design and construction of fixtures. PCR also offer value-added services such as materials procurement, supply chain management, and complete turnkey solutions.

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Two Keys to Stopping Cyber Attacks

Posted by Simone Erskine on Jul 2, 2018 1:42:42 PM

This is an original article written by Alpine Security


Protecting your agency or company from cyber crime is critical to keeping your business running smoothly and profitably in the digital age.

What are two of the most likely areas of vulnerability in your cyber defense strategy?

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