By DSI/Dynamatic Diversity and inclusion in a workforce can lead to a highly competitive advantage in manufacturing. We might think of “diversity” as a singular thing, as ethnicity or race, but diversity is defined by Oxford Languages as “the practice or quality of including or involving people from a range of different social and ethnic backgrounds of different genders, sexual orientations, etc.” Inclusion is the feeling of being respected, acknowledged, and valued – in this case, in the workplace. Supportive leaders in manufacturing provide an energy and commitment that encourage employees to do their best work, which can lead to higher [...]
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by Shannon Simpson-Digital Marketing Specialist, DuraTech Industries & DSI/Dynamatic, Inc. Like many industries, U.S. Manufacturing was not spared from the disruption of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Manufacturers faced significant challenges during the pandemic, from forced factory shut downs to shifting to solely producing essential supplies. Product shortages and capacity constraints implicated supply chains. The safety and wellbeing of the essential workforce created changes to Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) requirements, as well as health and environmental policies. Many companies moved non-production workforce to remote sites, mainly worker’s homes. Nobody was prepared for this pandemic and the impact is not over. So, where does [...]
by DSI/Dynamatic and IQS Directory Part of an eddy current drive is its motor. Our drives consists of two parts: an AC motor and the eddy current product to vary its speed and the torque for the equipment it's moving. AC motors lend to the efficiency of eddy current drives and are easy to maintain. In this month's blog, we enlisted writers from IQS Directory to help us explain AC motors on their page. Click here to read the article. Find our IQS Directory listing here. Photo: Parts of an eddy current drive.
by DSI/Dynamatic, Inc. When the #USAMfgHour hashtag was born on Twitter in early 2020, it had been inspired by something from the U.K. manufacturing circles. Two chats aptly named the #UKMfgHour and #MIBHour (Made in Britain) already had a following on Twitter. Those who were in manufacturing and marketing were joining together to share ideas within their industry. Dan Bigger, Director of Marketing for Chenango Valley Technologies in Sherburne, New York, was a founding member of the community in the U.S. He had been watching and participating in the U.K. chats and thought the same should be happening in his [...]
By DSI/Dynamatic There’s no doubt that down time is costly. Not only do you have to count the operator wages, but overtime hours should also be considered, as well as any expedited shipping fees to ensure your orders arrive as quickly as possible. In the pulp and paper manufacturing industry, for instance, that could cost as much as $25,000 an hour, or even more! Who wants to pay that cost? Of course, it’s not difficult to minimize down time in your facility. You should note the age of your equipment. If it has a Dynamatic nameplate, it’s generally good for several [...]
Sturtevant, Wis., April 2021 – DSI/Dynamatic® has named Michael Puder as a Mechanical Assembly Technician. Michael brings over 18 years of automotive technician experience to this role. Michael’s strong work ethic, eagerness to learn and ability to diagnose issues in motors will lend to his expertise with Dynamatic drives, brakes and clutches. Mike DeFranco, Operations Manager for DSI/Dynamatic, said he is pleased to have Puder on board. “Mike will be a great asset to our team,” he said. “His background in automotive, attention to detail, and willingness to do the job right will be essential to this role. We are excited [...]
Sturtevant, Wis., April 2021 – DSI/Dynamatic® has named Rose Bartkowiak as Chief Financial Officer. Rose is joining the DSI/Dynamatic® team with 28 years of experience in the manufacturing industry having worked most recently as a Chief Financial Officer and HR Officer for CDM Took & Manufacturing Co., LLC. Rose’s core competencies include budgeting and pricing strategies, cash management and banking relations, customer, vendor and supplier relationships and financial statement preparation and analysis. She is a hands-on leader skilled at streamlining general and administrative procedures. Her experience and skillset will bring positive and effective strategies to the collaborative environment of DSI/Dynamatic. Gary [...]
Courtesy of Guest Blogger Gina M. Tabasso, marketing director with dar-tech, inc., a specialty chemical and raw material distributor for the Midwestern U.S. 5 reasons for supply chain shortages There is no industry or person left untouched by the course of events during the past year. Most recently, manufacturers started experiencing an inability to source necessary materials to maintain production quotas due, in large part, to these five factors: COVID-19 impacts that caused shutdowns and shifts in production, as well as temporary trade restrictions. A U.S.-China trade war, which triggered pressure to increase domestic production and employment. Truck driver shortages that [...]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Sturtevant, Wis., March 2021 – DSI/Dynamatic® has named Steve Jackson as Material Logistics Coordinator. Steve is joining the DSI/Dynamatic® team with six years of experience working first-hand with product in warehouse facilities. He graduated from Indian Trail Academy in 2013 and started his employment as a picker for Kiefer Swim Products in Zion, Illinois. He was quickly promoted to a leadership role in Shipping & Receiving and then as a Material Handler at Power Brace in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Gary Steinhart, President and CEO of DSI/Dynamatic said he is pleased to have Jackson on board. “Steve brings a [...]
March 2020 - DSI/Dynamatic, Inc. has announced its support for the National Association of Manufacturers’ (NAM) Vaccine Acceptance Campaign, “This Is Our Shot.” The campaign encourages those in the manufacturing industry to consider getting a COVID-19 vaccination when it’s available to help end the pandemic. In a public service announcement from NAM entitled “I Love Frank,” people in the manufacturing industry discuss their reasons for getting the COVID-19 vaccination. The NAM website also provides resources for employers, individuals and families, including where to find a vaccine in your area. DSI/Dynamatic, Inc. is committed to ending the pandemic and encourages all of [...]