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Lou-Rich Front Street MNSHARP Certification Renewed

2021-10-25T15:23:20+00:00October 25th, 2021|Company Spotlight|

We are pleased to announce that the Lou-Rich Front Street facility completed another OSHA MNSHARP Recertification Audit and will be recommended to the Commissioner of the MN Department of Labor & Industry for a three-year renewal in the program. “The Minnesota Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (MNSHARP) recognizes companies whose managers and employees work

Employee Spotlight: LaVerne Schroeder & Ryan Martens

2021-10-25T15:16:35+00:00October 25th, 2021|Employee Spotlight|

This newsletter’s employee spotlight features two employees critical to the safety and well-being of the employees and various facilities at Innovance, the parent company of Lou-Rich. LaVerne Schroeder (Schultz) LaVerne Schroeder (Schultz) has been a member of the Lou-Rich team for 39 years. He started working at the Lou-Rich Hayward

Lou-Rich’s Haas VF5SS Axis Vertical Mill

2021-10-25T14:58:06+00:00October 25th, 2021|Applications|

The Haas VF5SS Axis Vertical Mill recently replaced one of our older 4 axis machines. This new machine has the capacity for 51 tools, which means we can virtually eliminate set-up times for recurring parts on this machine, and in turn, reduce lead times. The Haas VF5 also has a higher

Lou-Rich Business Update – October 2021

2021-10-25T17:59:56+00:00October 25th, 2021|Lou-Rich Business Update|

Let me start by asking a simple question. Have you ever played the game Whack-A-Mole? You know, where you try your best to hit the pesky rodent when he unexpectedly pops out of a random hole? Well, that is sort of what life has become at Lou-Rich trying to navigate supply chain issues, escalating raw

New Bystronic Fiber Laser Installed at Lou-Rich

2021-08-31T16:03:03+00:00August 30th, 2021|Applications|

We’re increasing our production capabilities with the addition of a new laser to the Lou-Rich facility. We’ve recently purchased and installed a BySmart Fiber 3015; Fiber 10-kilowatt laser and added it to our arsenal of manufacturing equipment. This new laser has 10kw of power and will be replacing two Mazak CO2 laser cutting machines. This

Let’s Talk Lou-Rich: Genesis-Systems Versa 2H Welding Cell

2021-08-30T18:45:30+00:00August 30th, 2021|Applications|

The Genesis Versa 2H robotic welding workcell is a two-station system that consists of a Fanuc robot mounted on a servo driven linear track. This workcell has the ability to accommodate large tool lengths and a high weight capacity. The mounted track allows the robot to access larger parts that need weldments. Lou-Rich utilizes

ISO 9001:2015 Certification Renewed

2021-09-01T15:15:31+00:00August 30th, 2021|Company Spotlight|

We are proud to announce we have completed the audit process for ISO 9001:2015 recertification. Lou-Rich initially achieved this certification in 1998 and we have successfully upheld this certification ever since. Lou-Rich has established a Quality Management System (QMS) that is designed to adhere to our company’s Quality Policy, meet our company’s quality objectives, ensure

Lou-Rich Hayward Facility Awarded 2020 Spirt of Excellence Award

2021-08-30T18:26:40+00:00August 30th, 2021|Company Spotlight|

This June, Hormel Foods announced the Lou-Rich Hayward facility as a recipient of their 2020 Spirit of Excellence Award. “The Spirt of Excellence is a prestigious supplier award presented annually to a select group of business partners who have contributed to the success of the Hormel Foods Corporation. Through our partnership and your company's commitment

A Perfect Fit: Jarraff Industries Case Study

2021-06-23T15:53:35+00:00June 23rd, 2021|Case Studies|

A Perfect Fit: Jarraff Industries Case Study Lou-Rich is proud of the work we are doing with Jarraff Industries, a leader in high-quality, specialized right-of-way maintenance, land clearing, and tree care equipment. In this case study, we discuss the product challenges Jarraff Industries was looking to overcome, our solution, and how this project resulted in

Lou-Rich Business Update: June

2021-06-23T15:54:29+00:00June 21st, 2021|Lou-Rich Business Update|

Some Challenges Behind and Some New Ones Ahead As we already find ourselves halfway through 2021, thankfully life at Lou-Rich has returned to a level of normalcy comparable to early 2020. While some of our covid restrictions remain, many of them have been lifted. Mask mandates are no longer in our facilities. Customer and supplier

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