Made in Illinois Featured Company: JDS Labs

Posted by Marketing Support on Jan 16, 2019 2:00:00 PM

JDS Labs brings you headphone amplification true to sound, all made in the USA. JDS labs strives to present music in the crystal clear quality that it was recorded in. They utilize high quality audio analyzers to provide quality sound, and focus on clarifying the overall sound quality to provide the most natural sound possible. They do this by limiting noise and distortion to deliver objectively transparent audio.

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Is Your Focus on You, or Your Customer?

Posted by Andrea Olson on Jan 10, 2019 10:32:05 AM

Written by Andrea Belk Olsen, MSC and CEO of Pragmadik
https://www.linkedin.com/in/olsonandrea1/

We often over simplify what we believe a customer’s need is, often due to the fact that many organizations view customer needs through an internal lens.

“Because we sell widgets, our customer must need widgets. Our customers must want them to perform reliably, have them delivered on time, and at least meet a minimum quality standard.”

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Made in Chicago Featured Company: A & W Tool, Inc.

Posted by Marketing Support on Jan 3, 2019 10:55:49 AM

A&W Tool Inc. has been providing high quality carbide and high speed steel cutting tools since their founding in 1989. Whether it’s a standard off the shelf end mill you need, or a custom profile cutting tool, they strive to provide you with exactly what you need.

Located in McHenry County, they specializes in the manufacturing, modification and repair/re-sharpening of carbide and high speed steel cutting tools. From a single tool, short run, or batch production, A&W provides.

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Required Poster for Employers Regarding ISERRA

Posted by Lori Amerman on Dec 21, 2018 10:49:10 AM

Have you checked lately that your workplace has all of the current required postings?

There are a lot of nice and easy options out there to buy an attractive package of the posters. You can also be just as compliant printing your own for the cost of ink and paper.

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Illinois CPA Shares Expert View on How New Interest Write-Off Rule Will Affect Manufacturers

Posted by Simone Erskine on Dec 20, 2018 1:48:05 PM

This is an original article written by Lydia O'Neal.

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Made in Illinois Featured Company: J.H. Botts, LLC

Posted by Marketing Support on Dec 19, 2018 2:30:00 PM

Established in 1973, J. H. Botts, LLC. is a valuable source to many industries. Their manufacturing facility in Joliet, Illinois was built in 1995 and houses a variety of threading and manufacturing equipment. J.H. Botts remains to be a substantial source for Melted and Manufactured Anchoring Systems. They also wrote the ASTM specification for the Anchor Bolt Standard.

J.H. Botts, LLC is a specialist in manufacturing. They stock many 1/2″ to 3 1/2″ diameter round bars in 20′-0 to 40′-0 lengths. Additionally, they can manufacture parts using many different grades of material including ASTM A615 rebar, stainless steel rods, and other assorted carbon steel grades. They produce within the tolerances prescribed by the American National Standards Institute (A.N.S.I.) to provide high quality materials.

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Made in Chicago Featured Company: Ace Machine & Tool, Inc.

Posted by Marketing Support on Dec 14, 2018 1:16:58 PM

For over 10 years, Ace Machine & Tool, Inc has provided quality products whether it be 1 piece or 10,000 pieces. Specializing in CNC Machining, Design, Engineering and Manufacturing of Custom, Prototype and Production parts with high tolerance in low volume (1-1000), delivered on time by engaged, service oriented team members. They assist industries such as Aviation, Automation, Medical, Food and more.

In 2016, they purchased an existing machine shop in Cortland Illinois. With that, they acquired many more machines, a client base, and the capacity to expand even more. Their goal is to provide existing clients, and any new clients, with the best customer care and service by “doing what it takes” to get the job done.

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The Fundamentals to Begin a Lean Transformation

Posted by Simone Erskine on Dec 13, 2018 2:29:03 PM

Lean manufacturing techniques are proven to eliminate wastes in manufacturing processes, leading to sustained improved efficiencies and systems. However, it is important for organizations to understand that lean manufacturing is more than just a set of tools, but it is also an attitude that begins with the culture. It is a continuous improvement process that requires discipline from everyone in the organization - a lean company culture. For that to occur, the principles & benefits of lean manufacturing must be understood by those involved in the manufacturing process.

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Made in Illinois Featured Company: Filter Services, Inc.

Posted by Marketing Support on Dec 5, 2018 2:15:00 PM

Filter Services, Inc. offers commercial and industrial filtration products for air, liquid, paint booth, compressor and dust collection systems. Their service team strives to offer a variety of maintenance schedules to meet any need. The boundaries of their service area extend from Chicago: North to Milwaukee/Madison, South to Champaign/Decatur, West to the Quad Cities, and East to South Bend.

FSI’s filter service on a regular cycle is an extension of the normal HVAC preventative maintenance program. During their filter change-out service, their service technicians perform a visual inspection of the HVAC system and report any problems or recommendations to ensure proper operations. Filter Service’s utilizes state-of-the-art filtration components and materials from manufacturers that are recognized for quality, innovation and technological advancement.

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Simplify Your Grease Lubrication Program

Posted by Emily Lee on Nov 28, 2018 2:17:33 PM

Shared by Adam McMurtrey, Industrial Field Engineer with ExxonMobil Fuels & Lubricants Company.

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