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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

Lou-Rich Electronic Material Tracking Process

2021-06-24T14:04:25+00:00June 21st, 2021|Applications|

Lou-Rich Electronic Material Tracking Process This past year Lou-Rich implemented an electronic material movement tracking process at the 505 Front Street location. This new process will track material movements from point A to point B. Similar to a road atlas, our plant’s location numbering scheme is based on a building location layout. The sections of

Lou-Rich Places in The Fabricator’s 2021 FAB 40 List

2021-06-24T13:53:55+00:00June 21st, 2021|Company Spotlight|

Lou-Rich Places in The Fabricator’s 2021 FAB 40 List This year, Lou-Rich was listed as 18th place on The FABRICATOR’s 2021 FAB 40 list. This is one place higher than Lou-Rich’s position on the list last year. The FABRICATOR is a leading magazine for the metal forming and fabricating industry in North America. Their publications

Employee-Spotlight: Anthony (AJ) Krowiorz

2021-06-23T15:54:49+00:00June 21st, 2021|Employee Spotlight|

Anthony (AJ) Krowiorz has worked on the Lou-Rich team for 4 years. AJ was recently promoted from Fabrication Planner to Buyer and began working as a Buyer full-time last month. As a Buyer, he is responsible for the procurement of a wide array of commodities such as castings, electronics, and plastic parts. He will be

Lou-Rich Business Update: April

2021-04-29T13:26:43+00:00April 29th, 2021|Lou-Rich Business Update|

Lou-Rich recently held several Business Review meetings with some of our customers and the feedback was quite interesting. Most of them are doing quite well and they are seeing increased demands driving up both short-term and long-term forecasts. The industries represented include power generation, medical equipment, heavy industrial equipment, foodservice equipment, agriculture, and casting companies.

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