Amada Miyachi America Inc., manufacturer of resistance
welding, laser welding, marking, cutting, and micromachining equipment and systems in Monrovia, Calif., has completed
the ISO 9001 recertification process for its quality management system.
As part of recertification, the company validated each manufacturing process and operation, determined best methods
for each, and developed guidelines for ensuring the process
would remain consistent and repeatable.
that its Fitchburg, Mass., facility is now ISO
9001:2015 certified for the manufacture, sale, and distribution of band saw
blade products worldwide.
In addition to Fitchburg, Simonds blades are manufactured
in Melsungen, Germany, by WESPA®, the company’s band saw
blade technology division.
Mayville Eng. Co.
named to Wisconsin 75
Mayville Eng. Co. Inc. (MEC), Mayville,
Wis., has been named to the Wisconsin 75 as one of the largest closely held
companies in the state. The firm has
Wisconsin manufacturing facilities in
Mayville, Beaver Dam, Neillsville, and
Wautoma, as well as 16 facilities in five
states with more than 2 million sq. ft. of
manufacturing. The firm is 100 percent
employee owned with more than 2,000
The Wisconsin 75 program recognizes
business contributions to the communities in which the firms are located, the
people who build the business, and the
overall Wisconsin economy. MEC has
made the list 13 years in a row.
The company offers complete metal
fabrication, laser and plasma cutting,
stamping, forming, machining, welding,
tube bending and forming, painting,
polishing, brazing, cleaning, assembly
and kitting, prototyping, and product
testing and validation.
Dana Inc. opens
axle production facility in Ohio
Dana Inc. has announced the opening
of an axle production facility in Toledo,
Ohio. The site originally was home to
Willys-Overland Motors, which developed the original Jeep.
The 300,000-sq.-ft. facility was built
to support a number of new light-vehi-cle programs, including the new Jeep
Wrangler, which will be manufactured
less than three miles away at FCA US
LLC’s Toledo Assembly Complex.
The company anticipates that by
2020, the facility will be supporting four
vehicle programs and employing more
than 350 people.
AHB Tooling & Machinery
acquires Westbrook Eng. division
Roseville, Mich.-based metalworking
distributor AHB Tooling & Machinery
Inc. has announced the acquisition of
Westbrook Eng.’s new machinery sales
division. The new AHB will provide a
broader range of metalworking machinery, including band and cold saws, CNC
press brakes and shears, ironworkers,
lasers, plasmas, tube benders, waterjets, CNC punches, rolls, automated
structural equipment, and machine consumables, from a variety of suppliers.
Randy Szarek, former co-owner of
Westbrook, will serve as director—new
machine sales for AHB. Joel Hays, director—service, now will focus on expanding machinery repairs and refurbish and
preventive maintenance programs. Don
Will, director—fluids, filtration, and waterjet, will continue to provide waterjet
machinery, parts, and consumables.