New Robotic Press Brakes, Lasers & Towers Coming On-Line

The first half of the year was about growing our family of employees. The second half is about getting the additional capacity and automation that we’ve purchased on-line and producing. We’ve made significant investments in our future. The robotic press brake will fabricate small parts and increase our ability to produce high volume parts with simple bends so that our craftsman can fabricate more complex parts.

The new 6000-watt fiber laser with automatic loading and unloading will increase our cutting capacity by 30% and precisely cut materials up to 3/4”. Our automatic wrapping equipment has improved our packing capability and increased the speed with which we can load trucks for shipment.

ISO 9001:2015 is in the Books

As many of you know, ISO 9001 is the world’s most popular and most commonly used standard for quality management systems. In 2014, Metalworking Solutions was certified under the ISO 9001:2008 standard in an effort to increase customer satisfaction. Our team has embraced its principles, which has led to our achievement of a Net Promoter Score of 71 (Apple is 70), and this past year we shipped 99.85% of the parts to our customers with zero defects.

In August we achieved our ISO 9001:2015 Certification. The audit was performed by SAI Global and found zero non-conformances and zero observations for improvement. A tremendous testament to how uniformly our team has adopted our quality standards. I want to thank our team for doing what it takes to serve all of our stakeholders. We always say “People Matter” and this is just another way that our professionals demonstrate that belief.

We Believe in Miracles

Brayden is the courageous and fearless son of
Matthew Hobbs, one of our employees. He was diagnosed with SMA ( Spinal
Muscular Atrophy ) at age two and has been battling ever since.

SMA affects approximately 1 in 10,000 babies, and about 1 in
every 40 people are unknowing carriers. Critical functions that are impacted by
SMA are things most people take for granted such as walking, swallowing, head
and neck control.

At the time of Brayden’s diagnosis, there was no cure or treatment, but the FDA has now approved the very first treatment for SMA, called Spinraza. Brayden has been receiving the treatment for a few months and is showing signs of improvement. You can imagine the joy of everyone to see him take his first steps. Brayden will have to receive this treatment for the rest of his life. The hope is that this treatment will continue to build the necessary protein that is missing in kids with SMA. If you would like to make a donation to go toward Brayden’s treatments there is a Go Fund Me account at:

Holiday Schedule

As we enter the last three months of the year
we want to provide our holiday schedule so that our customers and suppliers can
plan appropriately. We will be closed for Thanksgiving on November 23 and 24.
We will be shut down for the Christmas Holidays from December 25 through
January 1.

As we enter Q4, here is
wishing all of our friends and families a successful and safe finish in 2017.