IMTS: International Manufacturing Technology Show 2014

IMTS_Logo_2014The 2014 IMTS: International Manufacturing Technology Show was held in Chicago this September. “The International Manufacturing Technology Show is one of the largest industrial trade shows in the world, featuring more than 2,000 exhibiting companies and 114,147 registrants. The event is held every two years in September at McCormick Place, Chicago.”

Team Leaders of Bowden Manufacturing, Andy McCartney and Wes Holder, had the opportunity to attend the show this fall. Read more for the full interview with Andy McCartney about this years show!  Continue reading “IMTS: International Manufacturing Technology Show 2014”

Throwback Thursday: Office Space

Talk about flashback! Here is a trip down memory lane with a picture of Bowden Manufacturing’s office space from the 60’s!

What is your fondest memory from the 1960’s!?

Notice the trendy flooring and Royal typewriters! Our office gals here were hard at work and that is no different today!

With Christmas and the New Year just around the corner there is an excitement in the air! Bowden Manufacturing is heading into 2015 with a positive outlook and a confident game-plan! We have a troop of new Customers and sophisticated products ahead of us.  It is sure to pose a challenge, but our Technically Skilled and Patient, Team Players are ready to embrace the task at hand!

Call Bowden Manufacturing  – 440.946.1770

 


 

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I see what you do, but what are you REALLY good at?

As we prepared to launch a new blog on our website, our Leadership Team was wrestling with a question posed to one of our sales reps by a prospective Customer.  After describing the CNC machining and laser-marking of a wide variety of materials for a wide variety of industries, our rep was questioned in a very direct way….”You’ve told me what you do, but what are you really good at?” this question came with very heavy emphasis on the word “really”.  He wanted to know, in an extremely concise way, what distinguished us from the multitude of machine shops out there.  I thought this was a great exercise for our Team and we spent some time together discussing how to boil down Bowden Manufacturing to our essence.  Though the result wasn’t quite as concise as I had hoped, I think it definitely captures who we are and what we are really good at:

       Honest – Friendly – Manufacturing – Partners

         Honest – Faith-Based Integrity is Our Foundation

         Friendly – A People Business and We Enjoy it!

         Manufacturing – Solving Problems & Developing Processes

         Partners – Uncommon Win-Win Spirit & Communication

 

So, welcome to our new blog.  We’ve got a plan to provide regular content to tell Our Story as we strive to Establish, Maintain and Grow Long-term, Mutually Beneficial Partnerships with our Customers, our Teammates & their Families, our Suppliers and our Community.  We hope you’ll enjoy getting to know us a little better and we will welcome your feedback as we embark on our continuing journey.  Thanks very much, Andy McCartney

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Andrew McCartney was honored with a Pillar Award

Bowden’s own Andrew McCartney was honored with a Pillar Award at the 2013 Ronald McDonald House annual meeting. The Pillar Award is presented to companies, groups and individuals who have given quietly and generously to the House on a long-term basis. This award recognizes the commitment and constant support, allowing the Ronald McDonald House to sustain its mission.