The Source

November 2013

Demand Innovation

Preparing Leaders of Tomorrow Leadership development is a critical strategy for any organization. As Alexandria Industries underwent a five-year visioning process, and grew both organically and through acquisitions, we recognized the toll this can take on our leadership. We also realized we are an...

Doing Things Differently

Early Supplier Involvement Taking a new product idea from concept to commercialization can be a long, and often times, challenging process. But when our OEM customers bring us into the development process early in the design stage, the opportunity to identify roadblocks before they become major ...

Service Spotlight

Ranges From 3.5-inches to 10-inches We knew a larger press was something we needed to fit the requirements of our aluminum extrusion customers, so in June of 2012, we added Alexandria Extrusion MidAmerica to our list of facilities. This addition allowed us to expand our aluminum extrusion press ...

People Making a Difference

Guiding Our Actions In 2011, we developed our Five Year Vision, a months-long process to develop a plan for our growth and longevity. Our Vision includes a roadmap focused on acquisitions, new offerings and initiatives, along with core values that govern the heartbeat of Alexandria Industries. As ...

Announcements

Celebrating the Holidays At Thanksgiving more than ever, our thoughts turn gratefully to those who
have made our progress possible.  And in this spirit we say, simply but sincerely, "May you enjoy a bountiful Thanksgiving, a joyous Christmas and a healthy and happy New Year!" Oh, give ...

Customer's Voice

Really Listening Over the past year, our CEO, Tom Schabel, traveled to meet with 34 customers, listening closely to understand how things are going for them and the challenges they may be experiencing. During these listening tours, we learned many things about the struggles of today’s ...

In The News

Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief, Medical Design Technology (October 2013) Medical device designers can select from any array of component fabrication
processes for the necessary parts for a project, such as molding, machining, and even 3D printing. While extrusion may be most often associated...

Community Unity

Scientific Research: From Air Pressure to Candles Alexandria Industries has long supported the communities in which it lives and
works—through fundraising, donations and volunteering. Our latest activity was allowing employees time away from their normal work duties to serve as judges ...