Bowden Blog: 2-Second Lean – Changing Out Windows During Improvement Time

We’ve got a new Team in action for our 30-minute improvement time – Replacing machine windows.

This is a big example of what Paul Akers describes in his book, 2-Second Lean, of FIXING WHAT BUGS YOU!

It’s so much nicer and more effective to have clean windows….and it doesn’t cost that much to do it.

Check out Tony, Adam, Jeremy and Brent in action!

Positive Story of the Week: tecsis LP

Bowden Manufacturing had a very encouraging visit with Jim Siebold and Judy Fox from tecsis LP. Located in Worthington, Ohio, near Columbus,  Tecsis specializes in pressure transducers and sensors, load cells, and various custom engineered sensors. You can find Tecsis sensors in the oil and gas industry, automotive and off-road manufacturing, systems integration, aerospace, military, and in general manufacturing installations everywhere. They are appreciative of the work we’ve done for them and we are excited about working with them in the future.

—“We’ve done work with Tecsis in the past and it was great that they made the time to visit us.  We are all hoping that their business can continue to grow and we’re excited to be helpful along those lines.  They have highly-engineered products that typically require milling and turning, a combination which has been a good fit for us” says Andy McCartney, President of Bowden Manufacturing.

For inquiries about our machining solutions:

call us: 440-946-1770 or email us: sales@bowdenMFG.com
Pictured Left to Right: Matt Hollis - Bowden MFG, Wes Holder - Bowden MFG, Judy Fox - Tecsis LP, Jim Siebold - Tecsis LP
Pictured Left to Right: Matt Hollis – Bowden MFG, Wes Holder – Bowden MFG, Judy Fox – tecsis LP, Jim Siebold – tecsis LP

Click here for a full list of our: 7 Qualities of a Bowden Customer Partnership

 

 

 

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: Bowden’s Building and The Three Little Pigs

Bowden Manufacturing has been a cornerstone in the Willoughby City as well as the machining and manufacturing industry for decades. Since 1957,  Bowden has been located in the same building at 4590 Beidler Road in Willoughby, OH.

The building’s brick structure portrays a quaint symbolism of the company’s strength, and endurance for over 50 Years! Similar to the brick house in the Three Little Pigs Fable, Bowden Manufacturing has stood strong, withstanding outside turbulence. The test of time has fortified Bowden’s reputation as a ‘go-to’ manufacturer in the industry.

As with all seasoned structures, Bowden Manufacturing is only as good as its foundation. Our Teammates, Leadership and the Relationships we build serves as the groundwork on which we build our business upon. Bowden Manufacturing employees are Trust-worthy, Safety-Conscious and Dependable. They are a true testament and representation of the philosophy we operate by.

At Bowden Manufacturing we build our relationships with the same values: To Establish, Maintain and Grow Long-term, Mutually Beneficial Relationships with our Customers, our Teammates & their Families, our Suppliers and our Community.

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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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