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Helping an Automobile Manufacturer Develop a Forklift-Free Facility

June 30, 2019

Helping an Automobile Manufacturer Develop a Forklift-Free Facility

The Situation:

An automobile manufacturer wanted to move toward a forklift-free facility. Their goal was to reduce operational and maintenance costs as well as improve workplace safety by reducing injuries. As the process was implemented,...

Caster Concepts Honored as One of the 2018 “Michigan 50 Companies to Watch”

March 21, 2018

Caster Concepts Honored as One of the 2018 “Michigan 50 Companies to Watch”

(Albion) – Caster Concepts has been recognized as one of the 2018 “Michigan 50 Companies to Watch,” an awards program presented by Michigan Celebrates Small Business. Caster Concepts will be honored at an awards ceremony during the fourteenth annual Michigan Celebrates Small Business gala event, May 3, 2018 in Lansing, Mich. The leader in heavy […]

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Case Study: Oil Refinery Testing System

January 30, 2018

Case Study: Oil Refinery Testing System

A manufacturer of testing systems for oil refineries developed an equipment testing machine for testing valves on oil pipelines. The test machine utilizes large steel plates that are 4 feet in diameter and weigh about 3000 lbs. These plates move b...

Case Study: Major Marine Product Manufacturer

January 30, 2018

Case Study: Major Marine Product Manufacturer

A major manufacturer of marine products was designing a deck dolly to move a prototyped component of a new 68-foot luxury boat through their facility. Having the ability to build larger products would be a game-changer for this manufacturer.

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Case Study: Leading Tire Manufacturer

January 30, 2018

Case Study: Leading Tire Manufacturer

A leading tire manufacturer had a problem with an important piece of equipment at their facility: the large tread trucks used for moving rubber by hand around the plant had become exceedingly heavy – too much for one person to push alone saf...

Case Study: Timely Manufacturing for Conveyor Power Drive Rollers

January 30, 2018

Case Study: Timely Manufacturing for Conveyor Power Drive Rollers

An automobile assembly plant needed to replace the power drive rollers on a conveyor in a timely manner, but the parts were being manufactured in Italy which meant lengthy lead ...

Case Study: Heavy-Duty Dolly Issues in Automotive Facility

January 30, 2018

Case Study: Heavy-Duty Dolly Issues in Automotive Facility

An automotive manufacturer was having difficulty controlling the steering and excessive noise of a heavy duty dolly used in their facility. These issues were leading to inefficiencies and safety issues in the facility as the hard-to-manage dollies...

Case Study: Custom Heavy-Duty Casters and Exceptional Client Support

January 30, 2018

Case Study: Custom Heavy-Duty Casters and Exceptional Client Support

Building trust has always been a tenet of Caster Concepts business. So when an American manufacturer of Automation Systems is let down by a competitor’s product and customer support, it provides the perfect opportunity for Caster Concepts’ pro...

Case Study: Finding a Long-Term Cost-Saving Solution for Food Processor Use

January 30, 2018

Case Study: Finding a Long-Term Cost-Saving Solution for Food Processor Use

In a classic case of low cost versus total cost of ownership, a large food processor was experiencing frequent caster and wheel failures which shortened the life cycle on wash-down carts being used in operations. The caster failure was that the be...

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