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 [...]
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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 [...]
By Rebecca Hart, Marketing Manager The year was 1943. Martin P. Winther filed a patent with the United States Patent Office for an “Eddy-Current Apparatus” that would eventually launch what is now the Dynamatic brand. On that date in June, it was filed specifically for dynamometers – equipment used to measure torque and rotational speed of a motor or engine. The patent was filed as an improvement on other constructions from Charles T. Hayes and Ernest Bernard, who filed patents for “electromagnetic apparatuses.” The patent was filed because Winther noticed a problem with the existing mechanical devices. With his entrepreneurial mindset [...]
By DSI/Dynamatic Temporary shutdowns, which usually occur the week between Christmas and New Year’s, are scheduled breaks in manufacturing facilities where activities such as inventory, preventative maintenance, upgrades and process improvements occur. They’re not necessarily a negative thing, though they sometimes carry negative connotation. During most shutdowns, managers and most laborers are off the floor of the facility, leaving time available to schedule routine maintenance on facility equipment, among other things. A skeleton crew can work efficiently and without much disruption from the production lines. Planned shutdowns can lead to improvements in the performance of equipment and processes. The Michigan Economic [...]
By DSI/Dynamatic There’s no doubt that equipment will break down from time to time. Breakdowns seem to happen at the most inconvenient times, too, leaving you at a standstill that costs a lot of money. It becomes very stressful when you experience down times due to equipment breakdowns as other machinery, processes, and functions are reliant on that one piece of equipment to function properly. Equipment breakdowns can happen to anyone, but prevention is ultimately your best line of defense. So, how do you avoid an equipment breakdown? We’ll lead you through a few simple steps to make sure you’re doing [...]
By Rebecca Hart, Marketing Manager and Greg Ostrowski, Engineering Manager We all know that electronic controls may not work from time to time. If we’re lucky, we will install a control and never have to call for repair. There are times when a little troubleshooting will go a long way. If you know what to do, you won’t have to make a service call. Our EC-2000 is our newest control that functions not only with Dynamatic® brand products, but many other brands as well. If you run into a problem, it’s best to start at the control to see if the [...]