News

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

MPS Trenton Anchors Achieve Production Improvement Through Kanban

In January of 2016, the Anchors Value Stream at Trenton installed a new piece of equipment to produce hubs for Power Hub anchors. An increase in throughput and efficiency was needed in the drill and tap operation due to excessive downtime on aging equipment. » Read More

Friday, September 2, 2016

MPS Fort Mill Facility Hosts Value Stream Planning Kaizen

In February 2016, the Fort Mill, South Carolina office hosted a Value Stream Planning (VSP) Kaizen for their Credit and Return Authorization (RA) process. This event was co-facilitated by members of the OT Team and LEAN Professional students a couple of weeks after their first LEAN Professional class. » Read More

Monday, August 22, 2016

PWK SMED on Vertical Press F3

PWK colleagues were active in going Lean during the month of February 2016. The Workshop performed a 3-day SMED event on one of the vertical presses responsible for Inner Ball Joint Housings. A SMED was previously performed on a neighboring machine and changes were implemented on both machines. » Read More

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

MacLean Anchors Division Charging into 2016

The MacLean anchors team has been non-stop in 2016. Anchor team members have participated in trade shows, product testing and business development opportunities in several markets. Having travelled across the United States and South America, our team is excited about the opportunities 2016 bring with the uptake in construction projects. » Read More

Friday, July 29, 2016

MacLean-Fogg Lockthread Solves Problems

In the fall of 2015, a large diesel engine customer was encountering issues fastening a turbo in a high temperature and vibration application in which the joint was failing during testing. The Maynard engineering staff traveled to the customer's headquarters and presented the MacLean-Fogg Lockthread technology to the engineering team. » Read More

Thursday, September 24, 2015

MacLean-Fogg Passes Presidential Torch to the Next Generation

Barry L. MacLean, chief executive officer and chairman of MacLean-Fogg, announced the appointment of Duncan A. L. MacLean to president of MacLean-Fogg effective August 15, 2015. Duncan MacLean will remain president of MacLean-Fogg Component Solutions and, on October 15, 2015, will assume the role of president of MacLean Power Systems. » Read More