Third of our lives is spent at work. We continue to try to have a very engaged, open and inviting place to work where associates can continue to get better, take ownership of their work, continue to grow and improve their skills with a good work-life balance. To keep the workforce engage and attach with each other, it’s important that as individuals and as a team, we learn to manage our emotions and help others manage theirs. Ohio team went through an “Emotional Intelligence” training today to make us all better in this regards.
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.
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. THE CHALLENGE The Schneider component consisted of a nut and a flange. Both parts were stainless steel, a relatively expensive option that had originally been chosen in order to withstand outdoor applications where potential exposure to moisture, cold or chemical environments could otherwise result in corrosion and component failure. The nut had been brazed to the flange. The use of stainless steel and the added production step of brazing meant increasingly higher production costs for the component, and Schneider was seeking an alternative that would reduce cost without compromising the durability of the finished part. THE SOLUTION MES proposed an engineering solution that would lower the component’s manufacturing […]
We are honored to announce MES President & CEO Hiten Shah was a guest on the Angel Investor’s Network podcast with Laura Rubinstein, of Social Buzz Club. During the interview with Laura Rubinstein, the host of the show, president and CEO of MES, Inc – Hiten talked about his positive spin on failure and how it could always be turned into a lesson on developing better long-term strategies. Hiten also spoke about the importance of defining what you do well, and what you better than anyone else, and how it is critical to redefine that, as clients and the market change continually. Hiten Shah believes that human beings have unlimited potential and he is the living proof. Having started his career as a plastics engineer, Hiten knew very little about overseeing a global supply chain. But with experience as a key manager, process engineer, engineering manager then director of engineering, vice […]
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. Aluminum is a lightweight, easily machinable metal with good thermal and electrical conductivity, Aluminum also has several drawbacks. It quickly oxidizes and wears rapidly. Because aluminum is relatively soft, it is susceptible to dings, scratches and galling. Adding a protective coating is one means of overcoming the negative aspects of aluminum, although each coating option comes with its own consequences. The options for coating aluminum include: 1] Anodizing 2] Plating – Nickel, Gold and Chrome, 3] Chemical Films 4] Powder Coating Anodizing Anodizing is a process by which the surface of the aluminum is artificially oxidized to create a protective coating. Oxidized aluminum is extremely durable. Chemically, it is inert, as demonstrated by its relationship to alternative forms of the […]