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Summer Intern Field Trip- National Standard

Posted by Marketing Manager at Davies Molding

Aug 18, 2015 9:30:00 AM

A couple of weeks ago, our marketing intern, Claudia, took a field trip with 11 other Heico interns to Niles, Michigan to tour National Standard.  

National Standard is a 108 year old wire production factory that is one of our sister companies.  They have 180 employees and work 3 shifts.  Their machines are running all day long.  From a raw and rusted spool of steel, they make a zinc covered wire.  National Standard's wire making process takes about 4 days to complete one spool.  Each month, they make close to 10,000 tons of wire.

This field trip was a great learning experience for our interns.  They were able to see another Heico company and learn about their manufacturing processes.

 

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RoHS Compliance: What does it mean?

Posted by Marketing Manager at Davies Molding

Aug 13, 2015 10:30:00 AM

Davies Molding products are RoHS-2 compliant. What exactly does that mean?

According to the RoHS guide website, www.rohsguide.com, RoHS is an acronym for Restriction of Hazardous Substances. RoHS originated in the European Union and it restricts the use of specific hazardous materials found in electrical and electronic products.

RoHS regulations were put in place to help eliminate dangerous substances. The substances that are tested for RoHS compliance are Lead, Cadium, Mercury, Hexavalent chronium, Polybrominated biphenyls and Polybrominated diphenyl ethers.

Why is RoHS compliance important?

It's important to us at Davies Molding because we want to eliminate the risks these elements create for the environment along with the health dangers.

To get a copy of our certificate of compliance for RoHS, please email info@daviesmolding.com.

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Meet the Davies Molding Team- George

Posted by Marketing Manager at Davies Molding

Jul 21, 2015 9:17:30 AM

We would like to introduce you to another Davies Molding team member.  Meet George, our Inside Sales Specialist.  He has been at Davies for over 8 years.

George previously attended College of DuPage and currently lives in Carol Stream, IL.  He enjoys spending time with family, participating in outdoor sport activities, swimming and watching soccer.

 

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Safety First- CPR & First Aid Training

Posted by Marketing Manager at Davies Molding

Jul 16, 2015 9:30:00 AM

Did you know that about 92% of sudden cardiac arrest victims die before reaching the hospital, but statistics prove that if more people knew CPR, more lives could be saved?  Immediate CPR can double, or even triple, a victims's chance of survival.  This is according to the American Heart Association website www.heart.org

Safety of our employees is something that we take very seriously here at Davies Molding.  We understand the importance and that is why we just held a CPR and first aid training course for our employees.

We certified a group of employees in CPR and first aid through the American Heart Association.  The training course taught us how to handle emergency situations that could arise at our plant.  We were taught first aid techniques for injuries and were trained in performing CPR and operating an AED machine.  These are all very important things that can help save lives as we wait for the medical professionals to arrive. This knowledge is something we will have available to use both at Davies and outside of work.

For more information on CPR and first aid training, please visit www.heart.org.  Think safety first!

 

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Meet the Davies Molding Team- Jim

Posted by Marketing Manager at Davies Molding

Jul 14, 2015 11:30:00 AM

We would like to introduce you to another Davies Molding team member.  Meet Jim, our Senior Product Estimator.  He has been at Davies for over 12 years and has worked in plastics and plastics molding for 40 years.

Jim is a graduate of Benet Academy and Illinois Benedictine College.  He has lived in the Chicago area his entire life and currently resides in Naperville, IL.

Outside of work at Davies, Jim enjoys playing golf, working out at the gym and following current events.  Jim says that he looks just like George Clooney!

 

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Meet the Davies Molding Team- Veronica

Posted by Marketing Manager at Davies Molding

Jul 6, 2015 3:44:10 PM

Here is another member of the Davies Molding Customer Service and Order Entry team we would like to introduce you to.

Veronica is one of our customer service representatives.  She grew up in Addison, IL, but moved to Lake Geneva, WI for 10 years before she came back to the Chicagoland area.

When Veronica is not busy working, she likes to spend time with her son.  She also enjoys going to movies (scary ones are her favorite), taking walks and just spending time outdoors.

 

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Meet the Davies Molding Team- Tina

Posted by Marketing Manager at Davies Molding

Jun 30, 2015 9:11:18 AM

We have another member of the Davies Molding Customer Service and Order Entry Team that we would like for you to meet.

Tina is our newest customer service representative at Davies.  She grew up in Elgin, IL.  Tina previously studied business management at University of Phoenix and in 2013, she graduated with a Medical Assistant Certificate.

When Tina isn't working, she enjoys spending time with her kids.  She likes to be outdoors and you you will probably find her attending various community events during the weekends.

 

Tina

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Let There Be Light- New State of the Art Lighting Improvements

Posted by Marketing Manager at Davies Molding

Jun 19, 2015 12:29:00 PM

We have been in the process of making state of the art lighting improvements in our plant.  We removed the halogen lighting throughout and have been replacing it with LED lighting.  It's much brighter and moves us closer to our goal of being a "Smart" production facility.  

Advantages of our new LED lights:

  • Reduce energy consumption 56%
  • Reduce annual energy costs and maintenance
  • Increased lamp life from 20,000 to 60,000 hours
  • Meet special lighting requirements from customers

The project is just about finished and we couldn't be happier with our brighter, more efficient lighting.  We have seen the light!

 

Check on the new lights on the left and the old lights on the right.

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Meet the Davies Molding Team- Lyndsay

Posted by Marketing Manager at Davies Molding

Jun 16, 2015 11:43:00 AM

We wanted to introduce you to the Davies Molding Customer Service and Order Entry Team.  We've got a great group and I'm sure that many of you have had the pleasure of working with these talented individuals.
Lyndsay handles all of the order entry and assists customer service.  She is currently studying marketing/communications with a minor in fashion merchandising at College of DuPage.
When Lyndsay is not at work, you will find her either at the gym working out or outdoors doing something adventurous.  She has traveled the world and loves to visit new places.
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Forklift Safety Day

Posted by Marketing Manager at Davies Molding

Jun 10, 2015 11:35:49 AM

June 9 was National Forklift Safety Day.  We were so excited when our friends at Toyota Equipment brought this day to our attention.  We use forklifts at Davies Molding every day and being safe when operating them is important to us.  

We decided to do something educational and fun for National Forklift Safety Day 2015.  We had a forklift operator talk about key features on the forklift and go over safety points.  We also handed out a forklift safety quiz that many of our employees got all answers correct.  To top it all off, we had donuts for the group to enjoy.  It was a fun and educational event!

Forklift Fun Facts

  • While the Tructractor doesn't fit the true definition of the forklift, it paved the way for the future by introducing a new way to move materials around a plant
  • The first prototype of the modern forklift was invented by Yale Materials Handling Corporation in 1923
  • The counterbalanced forklift is the most common type of forklift used for all types of lifting operations
  • Skilled forklift operators annually compete in obstacle and timed challenges at regional forklift rodeos
  • When traveling forward on a forklift and turning the steering wheel, the speed of the rear end swing will be 3 times the forward speed of the forklift

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