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3 Tips on How to Properly Read a Blueprint

June 6, 2018

By Stacey Marler, Project Manager for Missouri Enterprise & President of the Rolla Tech. Inst., Drafting Technology Board Blueprinting is the universal language in manufacturing— because it is all about measurements. Reading and applying it correctly in your operations ensures accuracy, which ensures happy customers and suppliers. Not knowing how to read blueprints is like not understanding the language in
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3 Tips to Save Energy/$ in Your Facility

May 18, 2018

By Bob Beckmann, Certified Energy Manager & Engineer for Missouri Enterprise We are all here in Missouri together—which means we are used to the everchanging and unpredictable weather. It rains one day, followed by a heatwave and then our week is capped off with…what…snow?! This is all pretty typical for us Missourians. We may not be able to accurately forecast
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Product Development: Are You a Gatekeeper or Keymaster?

December 11, 2016

By Bob Beckmann, Missouri Enterprise Project Manager and Certified Energy Manager Are you a gatekeeper who monitors and assesses ideas before you let them pass through to the next stage of development…or are you the keymaster, the one who holds all the keys and tells people “get this into production and sell it?” Both approaches can work of course, but the
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LSC Communications

October 19, 2016

www.lsccom.com Using Lean to Gain a Competitive Edge LSC Communications is a global supplier of innovative technologies to enhance digital and print communications. LSC Communications itself is a $3 billion-dollar company focused on providing printing, fulfillment and supply chain solutions for publishers, merchandisers and retailers. Their Union Missouri location is a leading manufacturer of index cards manila file folders, hanging file folders
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Unitherm Furnace

July 12, 2016

www.unithermfurnace.comMarketing Tool Heat Up Sales Headquartered in Wentzville, MO, Unitherm Furnace is an ISO 9001 and ISO/IEC 17025 accredited manufacturer of custom thermal processing equipment, including industrial furnaces, ovens, kilns, crucibles and more.  They design and build custom solutions for almost any type of heat treating process. They also rebuild, retrofit, modify and upgrade existing equipment, which enables customers to
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Foster Manufacturing Company

July 12, 2016

https://www.zsi-foster.com/ ISO-Values, Values and Victory Foster Manufacturing Company of Springfield, Missouri manufactures quick connect pneumatic couplings and a variety of other products for compressed air, pneumatic and hydraulic equipment.  With over 70 years of experience, the company’s ZSI-Foster product line has earned them a reputation for quality, and they’re known for their ability to respond to industry needs with new
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FormPak, Inc.

July 12, 2016

Bootcamp Basics www.formpakinc.com In 1968, several engineers started a company to provide outsourced equipment, formulations (Form) and packaging (Pak), thus creating the name FormPak for their company. They quickly evolved into one of the strongest Manufacturer’s Rep firms in the Midwest, with product lines focused on equipment for bulk bag handling, filling and discharging, as well as conveyance and batching
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Carmeco, Inc.

July 12, 2016

www.carmeco.com ISO – Like Riding a Bike CARMECO is a closely-held family business spanning three generations of ownership.  Based in Lebanon, Missouri, their extensive capabilities include laser cutting, welding, painting, precision tooling and stamping, making them a one-stop source for the manufacture of almost any type of metal component.  They run an impressive 88,000 square foot facility, with over 55,000
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Brewer Science

July 12, 2016

www.brewerscience.comRolla Rolla-based Brewer Science is an innovative technology firm that develops and manufactures advanced materials for the reliable fabrication of cutting-edge microdevices used in electronics.  Company founder, Dr. Terry Brewer, invented specialized anti-reflective coatings (ARC®) that revolutionized the microelectronics industry by helping solve the problem of light reflection on microscopic circuit patterns on the surface of silicon wafers.  The company
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Livers Bronze

June 21, 2016

www.liversbronze.comKansas City The Livers Bronze Co. started in 1946, and is celebrating its 70th year in business. Specializing in the design and manufacturing of custom railings and architectural metal fabrication using a variety of metals, they run a state-of-the art manufacturing facility and have decades of knowledge and expertise that makes them a recognized leader in their industry. Over the years, the
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