Modern Metals Magazine Interviews John West
Green Bay, WI – September 2006
Modern Metals magazine writer Lauren Duensing did an in-depth article on the benefits of the new laser cutting system supplied by MC Machinery Systems. The article is an interview of Fox Valley Metal-Tech., Inc.’s President, John West. The article covers the history and growth of FVMT, the markets served and they type of work that is performed so that the reader can understand the type of work that is being performed using the new system. Key elements of the article cover the increased productivity as a result of the new investment and other areas including improved quality and customer satisfaction.
Productivity gains come from the automation of the system which allows one operator to run two laser cutters at the same time and the increased power which provides faster cutting speeds. Wasted material handling time is eliminated due to the 91 shelf storage and retrieval system that has materials waiting for the next job. The robotic system does the heavy lifting and loads and off-loads the material and parts which has eliminated the scratches and bends caused by other lifting equipment in the past. The quality of parts coming off the system has improved as a result of the automation. Quicker deliveries and better quality of parts has made customers very satisfied.
Fox Valley Metal-Tech., Inc. provides sheet metal fabrication services to produce quality custom parts, fabrications and assemblies for stainless steel, aluminum and steel. Capabilities include laser and water jet cutting, CNC precision press brake forming, welding to AWS and military standards, metal finishing, and other related services. Industries currently served include custom machine builders, paper industry, packaging equipment, car wash equipment, food handling and processing equipment, water treatment, safety equipment, marine and shipbuilding, construction, crane industry, electrical enclosure, and drying equipment. Fox Valley Metal-Tech., Inc. is a privately held S-Corporation established in 1989. For further information, please contact John West, Fox Valley Metal-Tech., Inc., 1201 Parkview Road, Green Bay, WI 54304, Phone 1 (800) 469-9004. Company Website, www.fvmt.com.