The Source

August 2016

Demand Innovation

Traditional press puller systems typically use hydraulics and chains to transmit power and pull extrusions down the leadout table. These aluminum extrusion systems tend to run into trouble from chain-stretch (slack), and process control issues. As they age, maintenance issues surrounding the ...

Doing Things Differently

Over the next ten years, there will be approximately two million job openings in manufacturing nationwide. Sadly, students and their parents are hearing repeatedly that attending a four-year college is in the best interest of the children, regardless of what the market needs. What many may not ...

Service Spotlight

The new TMC E-series injection-molding presses at our facility in Wheaton, Minn., combine innovative engineering and easy-to-use programmable control technology. Adding another level of flexibility, the new presses will accommodate a range of component features and meet tight tolerance ...

People Making a Difference

It might seem like some people are natural born leaders, while others have to work hard at becoming one. At Alexandria Industries, every employee has the potential and the opportunity to be a great leader. Think of leadership as a verb. It is an action word. We must do something to make it ...

Announcements

It is with great sadness that we announce the recent loss of a dear friend, co-worker and board member of Alexandria Industries. H. Dan Ness (78) passed away peacefully in his home in the presence of his family. Dan previously served as Alexandria Industries' chief financial officer, and up ...

Customer's Voice

The Hardest Fun You'll Ever Have Fast growing FIRST Robotics gets students interested in STEM subjects and careers—science, technology, engineering and math—using the excitement of sports combined with the rigors of science and technology. For the 2015-16 school year, approximately 75,000 ...

In The News

The following feature story was published in Industrial Maintenance and Plant Operation© magazine (March 2016), on addressing the skills gap in manufacturing.

Community Unity

We are People Making a Difference in the Fight Against Cancer! The first six months of every year, the employees in Alexandria Industries organize and host events to raise money for the American Cancer Society Relay For Life. Company sponsored events include designated jean days, an Ice Fishing ...