The modern manufacturing industry has been in existence since the Industrial Revolution and continues to turn raw materials into finished goods. These goods include aircrafts, vehicles, appliances, as well as other components that are used to make more complex products. Once a thriving, economy-sustaining industry, the publicized increase of offshoring and resulting reductions in U.S. based operations has led to the misconception that manufacturing is a dead industry. Not so. With events such as Manufacturing Day, the goal is to educate the public regarding the manufacturing industry and increase the impact of technological innovations. This isn’t the same industry it was 50 years ago.
In order to address these common misperceptions regarding the manufacturing industry, Manufacturing Day gives all manufacturers a chance to invite the public into their world. This one day, national event, enables manufacturers to come together to inform the public about the work they do, the careers available, and the importance of a strong U.S. manufacturing industry for future generations. Computers have changed the way we work and manufacturing is no different. Manufacturing matters and seeing the advanced technologies such as CNC and CAD/CAM in action is a powerful force for students and the community.
Co-produced by the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, International®, Manufacturing Day is taking place on October 2nd with events scheduled across the country. As steel has been premier material for manufacturing from its earliest days, Macuch Steel is a proud supporter of the Manufacturing Day movement. Steel is an integral part of the construction industry and most large structures such as buildings, bridges, and stadiums are made with structural steel. In vehicle manufacturing, steel is still the main material for all types of fabrications.
The manufacturing industry continues to push on toward the future and events like those taking place during this year’s Manufacturing Day highlight the positive impact the manufacturing industry has on the future. Our steel products and capabilities have been supporting the manufacturing and construction industries for years and will continue to do so. Making it in America offers a world of opportunities!
At Macuch Steel, we have always prided ourselves on our exceptional customer service. We consistently deliver great products and services to the construction industry with the highest quality structural steel fabrications. Realizing that there is currently an underserved sector of the construction industry, we are expanding our customer service offerings to fill this gap. With our new Steel Convenience Center, the focus is on the needs of the local market to make sure all of your structural steel fabrication needs will be met.
Harkening back to the days when companies were responsive to the needs of their customers, our Steel Convenience Center will do just that. By bringing back services that are driven by the needs of the customer, we return to a level of service that seems to have been lost in corporate takeovers and big businesses. We are here to meet your schedules and deadlines and to fulfill and deliver orders as requested.
The Convenience Center will deliver a “turn-key” product—bring in your drawings, your “napkin sketches”, or just that idea that’s been floating around in your head. We will sit down with you, discuss your needs, present you with a quick and fair price, and deliver your fabricated, finished product when you need it, and ON TIME!
Even though this is a new department and service, we would only trust the running of it to experienced and established personnel. Dan Bolen, a 10-year member of the Macuch family and a 30+ year veteran of the steel industry, and MaryAnne Hill, our wonderful 20+ year Service Center manager are joining together to bring their expert knowledge and professionalism to all aspects of this new venture.
Macuch Steel’s newest department—Steel Convenience Center—is here to serve YOU. Give us a call today!
As a “Family of Steel”, we want to make sure our family stays healthy and happy, which is why our company has started a new wellness program this year. The basis of our program started with Humana’s Vitality program. Macuch Steel contributes to the HSA based on employee’s involvement with the program. Everyone can earn different status levels: bronze, silver, gold, and platinum. Those levels determine how much the company contributes.
In addition to motivating employees through HSA contributions, Macuch Steel has also been planning events throughout the year to encourage more healthy habits. Our company participated in the American Heart Association Fit Walk as well as the Champ Camp in Atlanta. We have also installed a walking track at work so employees can easily get in more steps to meet their goals. The New York Times released an article that says “a new study finds that even gentle lunchtime strolls can perceptibly — and immediately — buoy people’s moods and ability to handle stress at work.” We have more and more employees who are tracking their miles and working more on preventative care.
To learn more about Macuch Steel and our “Family of Steel” you can visit our website. We also post more company updates and steel industry news on our Twitter and LinkedIn pages.
Although we previously had an extensive safety program in place, we’re always striving to create a safer environment. We have spent the past year revamping our safety program. OSHA, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, sets the minimum requirement by law for safety in the workplace with standards such as OSHA 1910 and OSHA 1926. Although we’ve always exceeded OSHA’s minimum standards, our Executive Team decided to take our safety program to the next level.
To improve our already stellar program, we first conducted mock OSHA inspections at all our facilities to find potential deficiencies and liabilities. Any potential deficiencies were quickly corrected. Our maintenance crew and production facilities also diligently worked (and continue to work) to correct any potential issues so all our facilities are OSHA compliant. We continue to hold weekly and bi-weekly safety training sessions to ensure all our employees are up-to-date and aware of the latest safety measures.
Additionally, we have upgraded and enhanced our audio and visual safety measures. These improvements have allowed us to further our safety precautions on the production floor and throughout the entire property to ensure the utmost care is taken in regards to personal safety and traffic to protect employees in the facility and while out in the yard. This includes measures such as adding additional stop signs.
We have also gone beyond workplace safety and have begun holding safety seminars to continue fostering a culture of safety at our facility. We recently brought in a representative from AT&T who presented on distracted driving and what is involved in safe driving. Attendees had the opportunity to use a simulator, which showed them how dangerous distracted driving is and what the repercussions can be.
At Macuch Steel our goal has always been safety. We will continue to offer our employees the opportunity to improve as well as ensure they always have the latest safety and equipment certifications. To learn more, visit our website. We also provide more company news on Twitter and LinkedIn.