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Congratulations! 2019 Mission Builder Award Winners

Posted by Mari-Elen Sammon on Apr 17, 2019 11:10:00 AM

Since 1990, Manufacturing Works (originally as WIRE-Net) has recognized leaders in our manufacturing community.

In 2000, to honor our expanding mission, WIRE-Net established our Mission Builder Award to recognize industrial companies that exemplify our mission.

This year, keeping the focus on the three pillars of excellence outlined in our 2020 Vision, our award winners were chosen for their success in workforce development, industrial technology, and leadership succession.

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Topics: Mission Builder Award, Annual Meeting, Lincoln Electric, Great Lakes Brewing Company, Bowden Manufacturing, Buschman Corporation

IoT in a Job Shop. Really?

Posted by Ed Weston on Oct 17, 2018 11:40:30 AM

“If the machines are cutting, there’s a chance to make money.”  But how much are the machines in a job shop actually running?  How much uptime are you actually getting?  And how do you learn how to measure what you thought your capacity was compared to your actual capacity?

According to Andy McCartney, President of Willoughby’s Bowden Manufacturing, these are problems that have bugged him for 19 ½ years since he took over the company.  But, as he explained in recent Lunch n Learn, an investment a year ago in a new digital technology is providing him data that’s making a difference for his business.

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Topics: Manufacturing Events, Internet of Things, Cleveland Foundation, Technology, Bowden Manufacturing, Industry 4.0, MUT Technology, Sensors, Andrew McCartney

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