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Production Machining Industry News: Jan. 16, 2020

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Alro Steel Announces Construction of New Facility

Alro Steel has announced construction of a new 200,000 square foot facility in Oshkosh (3970 Poberezny St., Oshkosh, Wisconsin) to be completed in February 2020.

Alro Steel has announced construction of a new 200,000 square foot facility in Oshkosh (3970 Poberezny St., Oshkosh, Wisconsin) to be completed in February 2020. The new building will replace its current 54,000 square foot facility in Oshkosh (43 E. Tenth Ave, Oshkosh, Wisconsin). The company says the new facility will enable it to expand its product offerings and processing capabilities, as well as focus on cut-to-size metals with next-day delivery to customers in Wisconsin. 

Alro Steel was founded in 1948 by brothers Al and Robert Glick. The company is a distributor of metals, industrial supplies, and engineering plastics. Alro is focused on offering cut-to-size metals and plastics with next day delivery
to 25,000 customers in North America. Alro operates over 70 locations in 12 states and provides a broad inventory of products under the following companies: Alro Steel, Alro Metals, Alro Metals Outlet, Alro Industrial Supply, and Alro Plastics. 




Unison Adds to Senior Management Team

Robert Baker has been promoted to general manager of Unison Corporation.

Robert Baker

Robert Baker has joined Unison’s senior management team as the company’s general manager.

Unison Corporation, a builder of precision grinding equipment, announces that it has promoted Robert Baker to its senior management team. As the new general manager, Mr. Baker will be responsible for the company’s manufacturing operations as well as assisting in the sales and service of its equipment. 

Mr. Baker has been employed with Unison for more than 25 years, with experience in all areas of the company. “I am looking forward to my new leadership responsibilities at Unison, given the tremendous growth opportunities for the company,” he says.




Big Kaiser Ramps Up Green Initiatives

By switching to unleaded steel and recyclable packaging, the company will reduce both its own environmental footprint and that of its customers.

Metal parts

Big Kaiser is stepping up its green initiatives by switching to unleaded steel and recyclable packaging. 

As part of an ongoing effort to make processes and products more environmentally friendly, Big Kaiser is making modifications to production materials and packaging. Specifically, the company has switched to unleaded steel and recyclable packaging. The new steel uses a Bismuth composite instead of lead. Additionally, new boring head packaging will use cardboard or recyclable PET instead of Quadro packs with polypropylene.

“These adjustments to our materials and packaging will go a long way toward reducing the environmental footprint of our business and, more importantly, our customers’,” Jack Burley, VP of sales and engineering says. “It’s part of company-wide commitment to care for our customers without sacrificing quality or performance.”

Big Kaiser was recently recognized by the Village of Hoffman Estates for the green efforts at its U.S. headquarters. These include recycling, reducing paper usage, energy and water efficiency, and HVAC monitoring.   


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