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March 2015 - E & O Celebrates Springs Arrival

E & O celebrated the arrival of spring and some warm weather by going all out with a fish fry.  Dave Powers and others supplied the fish as well as the frying equipment.  Steve Carty jumped in and became the assistant cook.  They did an excellent job , because the end result tasted fantastic!


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November 2013 - We added a new 600-Ton Hybrid Injection Molding Press in our Monterrey Mexico facility

In November of 2013 we also added a new 600-Ton Hybrid Injection Molding Press in our Monterrey Mexico facility, increasing our press range. We are seeing an increasing need for larger tonnage molding in the region and we have received several opportunities because of this addition.

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November 2013 - We moved our Monterrey facility

In November of 2013 we moved our Monterrey facility two blocks down the street into a larger facility. We moved from a 20,000 sq. ft. building into a 48,000 sq. ft. building. We are extremely proud of our staff in Monterrey. They were able to move the whole facility, and have all presses operational in less than 4 weeks. The move will allow us to grow, add more presses, and be more flexible in responding to our customer needs.

 

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August 2013 - We opened a new facility in Rogers, Minnesota

In August of 2013 we took a big step in the next phase of our development as a company. We opened a new facility in Rogers, Minnesota and installed 3 large tonnage presses. We have (2) new 1124 Ton Hybrid presses and (1) 600 Ton Hybrid press that have been operational since October. By increasing the size of available press tonnage we have put ourselves in position to acquire new customers. Larger tonnage presses are playing a big role in our long term plans. We are excited and confident that we are headed in the right direction.

The first picture if of one of the 1124 Ton presses in operation.

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January of 2013, our plant in Monterrey added a new 90 Ton Haitian Hybrid Press

In January of 2013, our plant in Monterrey added a new 90 Ton Haitian Hybrid Press. Our requirements for this press size has continued to increase over the last 12 months and we needed to generate more capacity. We are excited to be adding more capacity as well as venturing into a relationship with a new press manufacturer. This is our first purchase of a Haitian press. We are looking forward to seeing the benefits associated with Haitian presses.

 

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December of 2012, E&O purchased and installed an OGP vision system

In December of 2012, E&O purchased and installed an OGP vision system. The system is in operation and functioning well. We expect that the vision system will have an immediate impact by lessening the ?in process? measurement burden on our (2) programmable CMM?s. In turn, we will have more time available for Capability Studies and special measurement requests!

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December we received shipment of a new 115 Ton Hybrid Rotary Press

In December we received shipment of a new 115 Ton Hybrid Rotary Press from Nissei for our Elk River operation. We purchased this press in part to replace an older machine, but also due to an increase in our insert molding requirements. We have several new projects that will run in this machine. Its high precision and improved efficiencies will be a real benefit to our employees and our customers.

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December - Christmas in Monterrey

In the beginning of December in Monterrey we took time out of the schedule to observe the Christmas Holiday. Gary Pearson and Tim Osterman flew down from Minnesota for the festivities. We celebrated with food, prizes, and dancing. Everyone had a good time. Thank you to all of our staff on Monterrey for all of their hard work and sacrifice.

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December 14th - Christmas in Elk River

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On December 14th we celebrated Christmas with our staff in Elk River. We enjoyed a good meal and played games. Such as Christmas Trivia, Bingo, and even a few rounds of Deal or No Deal. We are really proud of our staff. They have done a tremendous job and we are looking forward to 2013!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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2012 Open House Monterrey

On September 29th 2012 our Monterrey facility conducted an open house. Each employee was given the opportunity to bring 3 family members or friends to receive a short seminar on who E & O is and what we do. We then took all of them on a tour.

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After the tour all of our guests were treated to some food and entertainment. Thank you to all of our staff for their efforts on a successful day!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Kaizen Events 2012

E & O Tool and Plastics has always felt that Kaizen Events are a tremendous way to make improvements in our company.  From April to July we conducted 3 Kaizen events.  They were as follows:

  • 4/1/12  We developed and implemented a procedure that will produce a level of accuracy in our cycle counting that will eliminate the need for physical inventories in our Elk River facility.  We did this in conjunction with our financial auditing firm in order to satisfy our company’s financial reporting requirements of 98% accuracy.  We were successful and will enjoy a less stressful Christmas season!
  • 6/20/12  We conducted a Kaizen to reduce to amount of blended contaminated material.  This involved reorganizing the Material Handling area, and reformatting the data collection to improve accuracy and efficiency.  The net result is a 50% reduction in contaminated material.
  • 7/16/12  We conducted a Kaizen to reduce the sheer number of production related transactions in our MRP system.  The net result was a 79% reduction in daily system transactions and an overall 956 labor hours per year saved!!