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Dry Cleaning Company Expands Beyond Home Market with Home and Office Delivery

LogoMW Cleaners is expanding outside its home base of Houston. It is seeking to capture market share in Austin three ways: 1) home and office route delivery, 2) a locker-based exchange system serving office buildings and apartment complexes, and 3) dry cleaning services offered at all 12 Men's Wearhouse/JOS Bank retail locations. Delivering Excellence newsletter is reporting weekly how these trends are changing the growth of various same day delivery programs and organizations.

Fast Growing Mexican Materials Handling Market Served by Hytrol Conveyor and DILCO SA

Hytrol Conveyor Company, Inc., manufacturer of advanced conveyor systems, controls, and solutions attributes the international integration partner network critical to the company's success. One of the leading Mexican integration partner, DILCO SA, ensures high quality and lean manufacturing best practices are available to Mexican manufacturers and distribution centers throughout the supply chain.

Leading System Integrator Bastian Solutions Demonstrates Best Practices in Automation Solutions

System integrators like Bastian Solutions assist in developing best practice automation solutions. The variety of solutions is matched by the eclectic industries served. Bastian Solutions may suggest a robotic machine tending cell designed to deburr aluminum castings. The cell includes a Fanuc LR mate robot with an ATI radially compliant deburring tool designed for manual intervention. A protective door closes and the robot moves to a tool lubrication location and then guides the tool until deburring is complete. Once finished the door will open, the operator will remove the finished part and the cycle begins again.

Cutting Edge Material Handling Solutions from India Make First Appearance in Chicago at ProMat

Hi-Tech Robotic Systemz is the only Indian Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) solution provider that has helped the manufacturing sector increase productivity multi-fold and work in a clean pollution-free environment. With more than 100 AGVs installed and commissioned in the last three years for manufacturing applications for Engine Assembly, Kitting application, Mobile Assembly Stations, the company expanded into warehousing specifically for omni-channel fulfillment using mobile robots addressing main challenges faced by them today including, extreme peak season/day volumes, small number of items per order, large number of SKUs, high rate of customer return and optimal use of Space among others.

Aftermarket OEMs Turn to TCCI Manufacturing for Heavy Duty Air Conditioning Compressors

T/CCI provides the industry with the latest in innovative compressor designs, testing, manufacturing, and quality assurance. Companies look to T/CCI for performance and durability with fewer failures, 2 – 3 times longer life cycles and lower costs. Advanced testing and validation processes are part of the lean manufacturing continuous process improvement, ensuring optimal product performance, durability, and best-practices data driven results. T/CCI President Richard Demirjian recently shared, "We have an aggressive growth strategy globally that includes a focus on expanding our manufacturing, warehousing and sales footprint worldwide. We are committed to developing new market opportunities, supporting aftermarket distribution as well as expanding logistics to meet the global product delivery needs of our OEM customers."

Continuous Learning Critical to Manufacturing Employee Retention

Many talented people feel that they do not have anything new to learn in their chosen field. They believe what got them there is enough. Those who are determined and who work hard often spend a lot of time and effort to learn new skills and maintain existing ones. They display the most current knowledge of new technology and ideas. Having employees who will improve themselves over and above the company-sponsored training is critical to a manufacturing organization wanting to innovate and improve.

Pcdata Pick-to-Light Solution Best for Omni-Channel Large Vitamin Retailer

LogoEurope's largest retailer of vitamins and herbal food supplements again chose Pcdata, to modernize and expand their pick-to-light order handling system at their main United Kingdom Burton on Trent distribution center. The same pick-to-light technology is being used by customers in North America via Pcdata USA. Pcdata was profiled in Material Handling & Logistics.

Planning and Engineering Foodservice Facilities Increasingly Complex

LogoPlanning and engineering of foodservice facilities has become more complex driving new processes that include the study of human factors engineering, time–motion studies, and workflow design. According to Delivering Excellence newsletter, foodservice facility planning concerns like space programming, incorporation of new technologies, documentation of utility services and project management reflect the changing foodservice environment challenges. Updated OSHA regulations, concerns with injuries from repetitive movements, and product safety and liability issues all point to workplace ergonomics as an important aspect of any facility planning effort.

Bastian Solutions Uniquely Positioned to Win Cuba Material Handling Market

Bastian Solutions which has strong ties through Mexico, Central, and South America is uniquely positioned to capture the swiftly expanding trade ties with Cuba; the Obama administration opened the door to easier travel and a wide range of new export opportunities. The U.S. is now "one step closer to replacing out-of-date policies," Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew said. White House spokesman Josh Earnest said the new rules "immediately enable the American people to provide more resources to empower the Cuban population to become less dependent upon the state-driven economy."

Latest Backflow Enclosure Cage Cover Provides Premium Protection in Style

It has been reported that the domestic households bear the biggest brunt of the declining economy. One of the most common occurrences has been the widespread theft of the backflow devices. Statistics show that the number of thefts will increase at an alarming rate if it is left unattended by the concerned owners.

Casavva Team out of Brooklyn on a Quest to Crowdfund a Better Casual Shirt

LogoThe button-down shirt is an essential in every guy's wardrobe – it's classy, comfortable and versatile to countless different outfits. However, the selection out there can be disappointing. Most of our wardrobes have shirts that are too boxy, too loud, lacking in useful design features or made of thin, cheap material on a mass production line. That's what inspired the team at Casavva to embark on a journey to create that perfect, go-to shirt with well-researched design, immense attention to detail and only the best quality materials and craftsmanship, all done here in America.