What’s New at Major

MTM at IMTS  September 14, 2012

IMTS 2012 was held September, 10-15 in Chicago. At IMTS, MTM was featured at the Siemens booth in a video production at our facilities. The video showcases MTM’s commitment to increased performance and productivity through the implementation of cutting edge machine control technology. To experience MTM’s commitment first hand, click the arrow.

BIG Happenings at Major Tool!  August 10, 2012

Major Tool & Machine recently said good-bye to a part that required a semi-truck pulling 4 beds to allow the part to sit level while being wheeled to South Carolina. The part weighed in at 175,000 pounds and was 20feet x 6feet. The semi and beds had 19 axels and 72 wheels, required a police escort, and entailed lots of coordination between the teams at MTM, the carrier, and the customer!

 

MTM’s approved to work to NQA-1 2008 w/ 2009 addenda.  July 18, 2012

Savannah River Site recently completed the audit and approval of the Major Tool & Machine’s systems and personnel for compliance to NQA-1 2008 w/ 2009 addenda. We are exceptionally pleased in passing this audit from a Key DOE site. This should strengthen our opportunities to meet the needs of other DOE sites around the country. The approval affects work in the following areas,

—  • NPT – Stamp

               Class 1, 2, 3, CS, MC, TC & CS Fabrication without design responsibility.

—  • N – Stamp

              Class 1, 2, 3, & MC – Vessels

              Class 1, 2, 3 – Piping Systems

             Class 2 & 3 – Storage Tanks

—  • N3 – Stamp

             Class TC Transportation Containments & Class CS Storage Containments

—  • NS – Stamp

              Class 1, 2, 3 & MC Fabrication of Supports without design responsibility

—  • Radiograph Inspection

—  • Vacuum Testing

—  • Liquid Penetrant Inspection

—  • Complex Mechanical Assembly

MTM is Featured Manufacturer of the Week  July 2, 2012

Major Tool & Machine was featured during the week of July 2, 2012 in the “Made in Indiana” page of Purdue University’s Manufacturing Extension Partnership web site. The site showcases Indiana’s vast array of products and the companies that are in manufacturing. Their objective is to highlight the contributions manufacturing makes to the state’s economy and to feature companies that are customer focused, forward thinking, continuously improving their productivity, and desire to grow and compete both locally and globally. We’d like to thank Purdue University for considering Major Tool & Machine for the Manufacturer of the Week!

(http://www.mep.purdue.edu/made/default.aspx )

MTM’s President /COO was the keynote speaker at the Felege Hiywot Center Yearly Garden Party  June 5, 2012

Rick Wiegand told the crowd at the 2nd Annual Garden Party that as a resident of the neighborhood MTM has the social and moral responsibility to be active in and contribute to it. MTM has been strong and active supporters of The Felege Hiywot Center where their Mission is; “We, the Felege Hiywot Center, serve urban youth of Indianapolis, second generation Ethiopians in Indianapolis, and orphans in Ethiopia. We teach gardening and environmental preservation. We encourage youth to embrace the virtues of community service. We perform this mission as an expression of our Christian faith.” At Major Tool and Machine our charitable philosophy is simple in that we support community organizations local to our campus and groups that our employees are active in. We work with well-known community partners such as Habitat for Humanity, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, and Indiana Blood Center as well as organizations such as Felege Hiywot Children’s Center, Oaks Academy, and local student organizations and athletic teams.” Click here to read the speech.

MTM has been recognized for more than 17 years as having one of the best in industry safety records and again has received the 2011 safety award  May 14, 2012

Major Tool & Machine has received the NTMA Safety Award Certificate, based on performance for 2011. Each year National NTMA awards Safety Awards based on the NTMA Safety Award Survey. The survey is a facsimile of the OSHA Form 300A, which is a Federal law that requires companies with more than 10 employees to complete and post in their plants. Eligibility to receive an NTMA Safety Award Certificate is determined by calculating the number of injuries versus the total number of man-hours working in that calendar year.

Recertification of AS9100C and ISO 9001:2008  March 19, 2012

Major Tool & Machine Inc. hosted two auditors from our aerospace and defense registrar, Bureau Veritas, in February of 2012.  Their purpose was to review our facilities and business systems for compliance to the newly revised aerospace & defense standard AS9100C, as well as the commercial business standard of ISO 9001:2008.  These audits are very important to Major Tool for multiple reasons.  First, having and maintaining our AS9100 certification allows us to continue working with our aerospace customers.  Secondly, having and maintaining our ISO 9001 certification allows us to meet minimum requirements for many of our valuable non-aerospace customers.

During their time with us, the auditors identified the following strengths:

•             Knowledgeable personnel who showed a great deal of pride in the work they do;

•             Facilities and software integration;

•             The nonconformance / corrective action system;

•             Material traceability;

•             6S and continual improvement programs;

•             Calibration processes;

•             Receiving processes;

•             Tool Crib processes;

•             Internal audit program.

It is with Pride that MTM announces our recertification of AS9100C and ISO 9001:2008, valid thru March 16th 2015.

Investing for the Future  February 1, 2012

Major Tool and Machine is proud to announce the addition of a new Mazak INTEGREX to our arsenal of machine tools. This multitasking machine gives us the ability to perform turning, boring, and 5-axis milling in a single set-up, allowing for increased productivity and efficiency for any part or process. Designed for processing large, complex components such as shafts, this new Mazak gives us increased capacity and capability for all types industries. The machine is also equipped with a 120-tool magazine rack for adequate storage, as well as a heavy duty, programmable tailstock capable of handling the longest of parts.

For additional information regarding the capabilities of this machine or others, contact us at: sales@majortool.com or 317.636.6433

Key Machine Features:
• Maximum Turning Diameter – 1070mm (42.13”)
• Maximum Spindle Speed – 10,000 rpm
• Head Rotation – 240 degrees
• Steady Rest – 13” Diameter
• Maximum Part Weight – 15,430 lbs.

Travel:
• Travel (X) – 1025mm (40.35”)
• Travel (Y) – 670mm (26.38”)
• Travel (Z) – 4390mm (172.87”)

Working Well at Major Tool & Machine  January 23, 2012

We are very pleased to announce an expansion of our Working Well at Major Tool & Machine (MTM) program with an Onsite Coordinator from Spectrum Health Systems.

Responsibilities include:

• developing and implementing appropriate wellness programming and activities for all MTM employees,

• conducting health screenings for new hires,

• conducting annual health screenings for all employees and additional screenings during the year for premium discount maintenance,

• provide individual coaching to assist people in attaining their wellness goals,

• conduct all orientations and personal training as requested at the MTM fitness room. 

The Wellness office is being remodeled to better suit the privacy and technical needs for this venture.  It will be centrally located on the campus in the Plant 1 facility.

We look forward to having this Onsite Coordinator with us and the additional advantages this position will bring to our overall wellness program.  We also want to thank Spectrum Health for partnering with us in the endeavor to provide support for our employees to achieve healthy lifestyles.

Working Well at Major Tool & Machine  January 23, 2012

We are very pleased to announce an expansion of our Working Well at Major Tool & Machine (MTM) program with an Onsite Coordinator from Spectrum Health Systems.

Responsibilities include:

• developing and implementing appropriate wellness programming and activities for all MTM employees,

• conducting health screenings for new hires,

• conducting annual health screenings for all employees and additional screenings during the year for premium discount maintenance,

• provide individual coaching to assist people in attaining their wellness goals,

• conduct all orientations and personal training as requested at the MTM fitness room. 

The Wellness office is being remodeled to better suit the privacy and technical needs for this venture.  It will be centrally located on the campus in the Plant 1 facility.

We look forward to having this Onsite Coordinator with us and the additional advantages this position will bring to our overall wellness program.  We also want to thank Spectrum Health for partnering with us in the endeavor to provide support for our employees to achieve healthy lifestyles.

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