Case Studies

April 22, 2020

Indian Government Approves MES To Continue Production

During these challenging times, it is not business as usual; it is a time of stress and uncertainty. A moment when our work is most critical as we continue to serve our customers. Fortunately, several of our customers in North America are in operation and committed to run their factories to support essential national products such as PPE (personal protective equipment)...
April 15, 2020

Mold-Tooling Core Pin Designs

The key to a successful die casting is an excellent tool design. One of the hardest components to design and maintain for good tool life is a core pin. A “core” is the separate and replaceable part of the die that forms an internal feature of the casting. Core pins come in all shapes and sizes, but the most commonly used shape design is circular. Core pins may be fixed to the die cavity or to a slide, actuated through the mechanical opening/closing of the die, or by hydraulic cylinder or other means. While core pins are the backbone of good tool design, when not properly designed, it can result in severe downtime and inefficient productivity.
April 2, 2020

High Bay Lithonia JEBL LED Assembly

High Bay JEBL Luminaires from Lithonia Lighting is ideal for industrial spaces. There discreet profiles and other benefits make them suitable for price-sensitive projects and applications without compromising performance. High Bay JEBL Luminaries are engineered for a variety of applications, including light-duty warehouses, manufacturing facilities, general open spaces, and wet locations.
November 18, 2019

Tapping MES Casting Expertise Saves Development Time

Long before it needed help with manufacturing and logistics, a major lighting OEM teamed with MES, Inc. on the development of a new luminaire. As a result of involving MES in the product’s earliest design stages, development time for the new luminaire was shortened dramatically.
October 13, 2019

An Engineered Solution Streamlines Production of Schneider Electric Flange

A flange used globally posed a cost and supply problem for Schneider Electric. The challenge presented to MES was to reduce the flange’s production cost while securing its availability. MES was able to meet Schneider’s needs by delivering an end-to-end engineering solution.
September 13, 2019

Lighting Parts Partnership Features Euro Metrics Sourcing

Fast sourcing turnaround by Euro Metrics Sp. z o.o. allowed a lighting manufacturer, LUG Light Factory Sp. z o.o., to showcase its new lighting product at the 2018 light + building Exhibition in Frankfurt.
August 25, 2019

Answers to China Tariffs: Strategy for Protecting Your Product Costs

Contact MES and let us show you how to avoid tariffs while building out a robust global supply chain for your industrial components!
August 13, 2019

Answers to China Tariffs: Strategy for Protecting Your Product Costs

In January of 2018, President Donald Trump effectively started a trading war with the impending imposition with a series of tariffs on selective products and components produced outside the United States.
May 22, 2019

Tapping MES Casting Expertise Saves Development Time

Long before it needed help with manufacturing and logistics, a major lighting OEM teamed with MES, Inc. on the development of a new luminaire. As a result of involving MES in the product’s earliest design stages, development time for the new luminaire was shortened dramatically.
March 7, 2019

An Engineered Solution Streamlines Production of Schneider Electric Flange

A flange used globally posed a cost and supply problem for Schneider Electric. The challenge presented to MES was to reduce the flange’s production cost while securing its availability. MES was able to meet Schneider’s needs by delivering an end-to-end engineering solution.
December 31, 2018

Lighting Parts Partnership Features Euro Metrics Sourcing

Fast sourcing turnaround by Euro Metrics Sp. z o.o. allowed a lighting manufacturer, LUG Light Factory Sp. z o.o., to showcase its new lighting product at the 2018 light + building Exhibition in Frankfurt.
December 12, 2018

Answers to China Tariffs: Strategy for Protecting Your Product Costs

On September 23rd, President Trump initiated third set of tariffs which increased prices on almost $150 Billion worth of products in a variety of industrial sectors. There was also some military action in South China Sea which shows belligerent Chinese naval ships engaging in skirmishes with US vessels.
September 26, 2018
China Tariffs

Answers to China Tariffs: Strategy for Protecting Your Product Costs

In January of 2018, President Donald Trump effectively started a trading war with the impending imposition with a series of tariffs on selective products and components produced outside the United States.
August 8, 2018
Aluminum Metal and Coatings

Aluminum Metal and Coatings

Aluminum castings have been used in various industrial application for nearly two centuries. As a material, aluminum has inherent qualities that make it a highly desirable material for use in mechanical parts.
June 22, 2018
Zinc Castings Case Study

MES Zinc Castings Case Study

Applications for these zinc alloy castings include flanges, connectors, duct plates, automotive components and housings for electrical products, machine tooling, meters, valves and actuators. These zinc castings are used with products in electrical, telecom, automotive and hydraulic applications.
May 7, 2018
Ephesus case study

High-Performance Engineered Light Housing

On February 4, 2018, all eyes turned to U.S. Bank Stadium, the location of Super Bowl LII. The stadium, which is the home of the Minnesota Vikings, also hosts a wide range of national and international events throughout the year.
January 31, 2018

Iron Casting – Terex Canica Model 2000

Terex Canica 2000 is a crushing impeller which is used to crush items into smaller sizes. Rocks, concrete chunks, and other hard items enter Canica via the feed tube. This application needed very specific engineering specifications:
October 11, 2017
Impeller Blade Casting

New Application: Impeller Blade Casting

MES Inc. was proud to deliver, this past quarter, a one of a kind impeller blade castings for axial fans. Material was carefully chosen by the customer because of excellent strength properties at elevated temperatures.
October 11, 2017

Valve + Coupler + Actuator

Following the acquisition, last year, of the valves and instruments company Salcon, MES Inc. become a supplier of Emerson Automation Solutions based in Mansfield, OH.
January 10, 2017
MES - The Uncertainty of NAFTA

The Uncertainty of NAFTA

MES Inc. decision to expand its operations in Mexico was related to our largest North American clients’ strategic approach to invest in the country. We have started shipments to Mexico in 2011 and by the winter of the same year we were already warehousing and serving our clients out of Monterrey.
January 10, 2017

Case Study – Extrusions

A Case Study on extrusions manufactured for the Lighting and Automotive industries.
November 10, 2016
Disrupting the Dominant Design in Distribution

Disrupting the Dominant Design in Distribution

Presented at the Supply Chain Forum, Friday, October 21, 2016 by the Center for Operational Excellence, Fisher College of Business, The Ohio State University
October 31, 2016

MES Achieves Lead Times Beyond Expectations

At MES, we consider that the lighting industry is the one keeping us on our feet. Unlike automotive programs which take years to kick-off, lighting is extremely fast with short product lifecycles and frequent product introductions.
October 31, 2016
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Betting on Industrial Valves and Fittings

At MES Inc. we acknowledge the importance and relevance of industrial valves and fittings manufacturing for a myriad of industries in North America.
October 31, 2016
mes oxygen free copper

MES Takes On a New Challenge: Oxygen Free Copper

At MES Inc. we love to take on new challenges and no challenge is too big for us. When one of our oldest clients presented us with a request for oxygen free copper to be used in vacuum interrupters, the sourcing team took on the almost impossible task of finding a supplier for the highly restrictive material.
June 14, 2016
Iron Forecast Over 2017

Iron Forecast Over 2017

Check out our detailed analysis of the iron, iron ore, and steel metal markets.  This article reviews these markets' performance over the past 5 years with a forecast for 2017 and beyond.