A Traveling Tower – For Your Next Deer Hunting Trip

Reprinted with permission by the  Journal of the Minnesota Precision Manufacturing Association: Deer hunting in Minnesota has long been a passion (an obsession, some might say) for many of us, and how fortunate can we be when our interest & love of the sport can turn into not only a profitable business venture, added manufacturing […]

Share on Facebook

China Manufacturing – Now Returning to the U.S.

July 14, 2011 I was recently speaking with another customer of ours, and I heard still more China stories about some of their experiences and the efforts they had made, and some of their results and ensuing decisions. They had decided that they needed to pursue sourcing some of their parts – both plastic and […]

Share on Facebook

True Cost & Associated Problems – Are They Worth It?

The other day I was visiting a customer, and he told me something very interesting about the way he sources parts, and from where. He told me that he much prefers sourcing parts from the U.S., but he feels a great deal of pricing pressure from his competitors.  He knows that they, his competitors, are […]

Share on Facebook

Energy Conservation – Sage Electrochromics

Reprinted with permission by the  Journal of the Minnesota Precision Manufacturing Association: Faribault, Minn., is home to a new technology, with tremendous energy- saving capabilities that may well revolutionize the exterior window glass industry – it is the home of SAGE Electrochromics.  Since 2004, SAGE has been selling its glazing product into commercial buildings and […]

Share on Facebook

Give Your Concept a “Power Review”

AmeriStar has initiated a new Marketing effort entitled: “Let’s give your Concept A ‘Power Review’” A “Power Review” from AmeriStar includes our working with you to best determine: —How could this part be best made? —Given the use of this part, is it toleranced correctly? —Are there manufacturing processes available that will reduce the cost […]

Share on Facebook

Clean, Green, and Cost Efficient

Reprinted, with permission, from Precision Magazine, Journal of the Minnesota Precision Manufacturing Association “Clean, Green, and Cost Efficient” During the 1970s oil embargo, Marvin Schwan (founder and owner of The Schwan Food Company), wanted to find a reliable, more cost effective method for fueling his large fleet of home delivery route trucks.  Frustrated with seeing his […]

Share on Facebook

Thiele Technology Inc.-PACKAGING INNOVATIONS

Reprinted, with permission, from Precision Magazine, Journal of the Minnesota Precision Manufacturing Association [Author, Bill Remes, who was previously with Thiele Technology from 1988 to 1994] When Ed Thiele founded his company in Hopkins, Minnesota back in 1949, little did he know that today his company would still bear his name, and still be thriving today. […]

Share on Facebook