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8 Stage Wash System and Industrial Powder Coating

2022-03-28T15:49:48+00:00March 21st, 2022|Applications|

At Lou-Rich we have a cutting-edge 8 stage wash and paint system that can handle a wide variety of powder coat paints. With finishes ranging from textured to semi-gloss, rest assured our industrial powder coating experts will get your project finished just the way you need it. Paint line department supervisor, Joe McBeain says,

Employee Spotlight: Chris Williams

2022-01-26T15:59:18+00:00January 26th, 2022|Employee Spotlight|

Chris Williams has worked on the Lou-Rich team for 25 years. In 1997, he started as the 2nd Shift Laser Operator and within two years became the 2nd shift Lead. After that, in 2003, Chris became the Weld Tech for the fabrication department, and in 2018 he evolved into our Fabrication Department Supervisor. As Fabrication

Measuring Customer Satisfaction in 2022

2022-01-26T19:28:50+00:00January 26th, 2022|Customer Spotlight|

For 50 years now, Lou-Rich has been making a wide variety of parts for a customer base just as varied as the components we build. The one constant in everything we do, is operating with the customers success in mind. Yes, we measure all kinds of things internally that can give insight into likely customer

The Year Ahead: Lou-Rich 2022 Capital Investments

2022-01-26T16:04:40+00:00January 26th, 2022|Applications|

This year, Lou-Rich has budgeted 3.3 million dollars for capital investments in 2022. Some of this year’s budget will go towards updating our current infrastructure and rearranging some of our equipment and workflows. However, most of the 3.3 million will be spent on purchasing new equipment for our various facilities to increase product quality, capacity,

Lou-Rich Business Update – January 2022

2022-01-26T15:12:10+00:00January 26th, 2022|Lou-Rich Business Update|

And just like that, it is 2022! What a year 2021 was. It feels like 2021 was a constant blur with all the challenges it presented us. Through all the challenges that came our way, our team persevered and had a great year, exceeding our budgeted overall sales goals. I want to thank all our

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

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