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Lou-Rich Business Update – Q1 2024

2024-02-20T10:19:08-06:00February 8th, 2024|Lou-Rich Business Update|

As we approach the beginning of 2024, I am thrilled to share with you the highlights of our journey last year and our exciting plans for the rest of this year. 2023: A Year of Exceptional Achievement It is with immense pride that I announce 2023 as the second-best year in the history of Lou-Rich

Open Capacity Alert: Mazak VTL Turning Centers

2024-02-20T10:19:09-06:00February 8th, 2024|Company Spotlight|

Exciting news from Lou-Rich! We currently have open capacity in our large Mazak VTL Turning Centers and we’re offering competitive pricing on customer quotes. Lou-Rich currently has (2) Mazak MEGA TURN 900 VTL machines in house. These machines excel in heavy-duty cutting of low- to medium-profile workpieces and cater to a diverse range of

Lou-Rich Achieves ISO 9001:2015 Recertification with TUV/SUD Audit

2024-02-20T10:19:10-06:00February 8th, 2024|Company Spotlight|

We are thrilled to announce that Lou-Rich has successfully completed the rigorous audit process for ISO 9001:2015 recertification. This achievement marks another milestone in our commitment to delivering exceptional quality and continuous improvement in our operations. What sets this recertification apart is the collaboration with a different organization, TUV/SUD, which adds a new dimension to

Lou-Rich Business Update – Q3

2024-02-20T10:19:11-06:00September 27th, 2023|Lou-Rich Business Update|

Sales Update So far in 2023 we have experienced a above budget Q1, a slight softening in Q2, and in Q3 production demands have leveled with no sign of dropping any further. Q4 looks to be very similar to Q3 with the possibility of some production upticks. We certainly remain optimistic that 2023 will continue

Reaching New Heights Through Design for Manufacturability

2024-02-20T10:19:12-06:00September 27th, 2023|Company Spotlight|

Imagine a partnership that not only takes your business to new heights but reshapes the way you approach innovation and efficiency. In Lou-Rich’s recent case study, “Reaching New Heights Through Design for Manufacturability,” Tower Solutions shares how Lou-Rich helped optimize their machine processes through Design for Manufacturability (DFM) - reducing machining, assembly time, and costs

Inside the Lou-Rich North Plant: Video Tour & Facility Updates

2024-02-20T10:19:12-06:00September 27th, 2023|Company Spotlight|

About the Lou-Rich North Plant The Lou-Rich North Plant resides approximately 4 miles from our main plant on the North side of Albert Lea. The plant is around 50,000 square feet and specializes in large-scale manufactured products such as large weldments, and high-level assembly cells. Virtually tour the Lou-Rich North Plant in our newest facility

Celebrating National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

2024-02-20T10:19:13-06:00September 27th, 2023|Company Spotlight|

In honor of National Truck Driver Appreciation Week this September 10-14th, employee-owners from Lou-Rich & Innovance created care packages for all the hardworking, dedicated truck drivers that move our freight. Our team had a blast handing out the gift bags throughout the week. Each truck driver was given a thank you letter, flashlight, leather gloves,

Lou-Rich Robotic Welding Cells: Catering to Diverse Welding Needs

2024-02-20T10:19:14-06:00June 29th, 2023|Applications|

GMAW (Mig) robotic welding cells have been used by Lou-Rich for over two decades, and have played a major role in improving welding processes. GMAW (Gas Metal Arc Welding), also known as Mig robotic welding cells, are specialized automated systems that integrate robotic technology with GMAW welding processes. These cells consist of robotic arms or

Case Study: Complex Products, 1 Week Lead Time

2024-02-20T10:19:14-06:00June 29th, 2023|Case Studies|

In the early 2000s, GE HealthCare, a leader in medical technology, sought a reliable partner to help build its C-Arm Mobile Imaging Unit. GE HealthCare needed a partner with diverse capabilities, efficient sourcing strategies, and the ability to meet tight deadlines. That’s when Lou-Rich stepped up to the challenge. “What Lou-Rich provides that other suppliers

Lou-Rich North Plant Team Recognized for Life-Saving Actions

2024-02-20T10:19:15-06:00June 29th, 2023|Employee Spotlight|

This past May, a medical emergency occurred in the Lou-Rich North Plant facility. When faced with this unexpected event, Lou-Rich team members rose to the occasion, demonstrating their quick response, knowledge, and compassion, ultimately saving a life. About the North Plant The Lou-Rich North Plant is one of three separate Lou-Rich facilities located in Southern

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