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Ice Cream Manufacturer Climbs New Heights

Ice Cream Manufacturer Climbs New Heights

Central Smith Creamery is a leading manufacturer of premium ice-cream, sherbet, frozen yogurt and frozen desserts.  Their products are shipped and enjoyed across Canada. Central Smith is a co-packer for some of Canada’s most recognized brands. The problem: Rooftop...

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Material Sourcing and Production Costs

Material Sourcing and Production Costs

We once had a customer ask us to make a truck box out of stainless steel. The material costs alone made the customer decide the project wasn't worth pursuing. The fact is, sourcing the right material for the job, has a critical impact on costs and we routinely are...

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Check Your Machine Guarding

Earlier this month, the Ontaio Ministry of Labour announced that their focus on inspections for February and March 2019 will be machine guarding. We work with many different types of equipment that require guarding and lockouts. Each presenting their own unique...

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Maintaining Gearboxes

Maintaining Gearboxes

Industrial equipment powertrains are critical for keeping operations running and product flowing. The costs and reliability of powertrains are important factors to consider for any company using equipment in their production. One common component found in industrial...

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