The brick and structural clay industry has seen a number of very difficult years due to the ongoing worldwide recession. I recently got some feedback from key industry suppliers related to the economy in general, as well as challenges in the construction sector.
The concept of lean manufacturing has continued to gain use and visibility on a number of fronts. As highlighted by Rick Spence, president of Canadian Entrepreneur Communications, in a recent article about a lean conference in Toronto, “Lean is often heralded as manufacturers’ best hope for cutting cost and regaining their innovative edge.”
Effective vibrators can remove leftover materials from hopper walls and prevent product contamination.
May 1, 2014
Wahl Refractory Solutions, based in Fremont, Ohio, was founded more than 90 years ago by Oscar C. Wahl. Since then, the 60-employee company has grown to be a recognized leader in the manufacturing of precise and durable refractories castables and pre-cast shapes.
An integrated dryer-dust collector recovers fine clay at Southern Clay Products.
May 1, 2014
Southern Clay Products, Inc. in Gonzales, Texas, has increased the capacity of its drying process, strengthened the quality and consistency of its bentonite clay products, and reduced costs by recovering material that would otherwise be lost as waste.
Our June issue includes features focusing on ceramic medical/dental applications, building-integrated photovoltaics challenges and opportunities, analytical challenges, and the new OSHA silica rule. Check it out today!