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 [...]
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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 [...]
By DSI/Dynamatic DSI/Dynamatic considers “sustainability” a forward vision that includes our society and our environment. We ask important questions such as, what does our company look like 10 years from now, 25 years from now or 50 years from now? Are we maintaining the business as it is now? Are we growing? Are we working toward a better planet? What are we doing to support our community and our employees? There are a lot of questions to ask as sustainability doesn’t have one single answer. However, we are diligently conscious of this topic as we continue to increase our growth around [...]
DSI/Dynamatic welcomes Lori Pottinger to the team! Lori brings a solid work ethic and leadership to DSI/Dynamatic, having been an active member of the United States Army as a radar repair technician, and production control specialist and supervisor. Most recently, Pottinger worked as a Test Department Lead for BEI Electronics in Franksville, Wis. She oversaw the monitoring, planning, and execution of work orders as well as supervising and training new employees. Her leadership skills and knowledge of electronics will be a welcome asset to the DSI/Dynamatic team. Gary Steinhart, President and CEO of DSI/Dynamatic said he is excited to have Pottinger [...]
By DSI/Dynamatic There’s no doubt that 2020 will go down in the history books for more than one reason. We saw the rise of a global pandemic, climate crises such as flooding and wildfires, and political turmoil, among other things. Through it all, we had to survive first as humans and then as businesses. How did we manage it all? What have we learned from a year that was so complicated? And how can we do better? “Last year was definitely something,” Marketing Manager Rebecca Hart said. “We learned that much of our work can be, and had to be done [...]