Rocky Mountain Edition A2Z Manufacturing Magazines Nov-Dec 2021

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Vol. 14, No. 6 Nov / Dec 2021

Rocky Mountain Edition (CO, UT, MT, WY, ID.))

“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” — Confucius









Editors Corner Steve Jobs stood in front of the 2005 Stanford graduating class and said, “The only way to do great work is to love what you do,” but how does enjoying your work really lead to success in the workplace? It just makes sense that being happy at work and loving what you do is an overall productivity booster and enhances performance. People who enjoy their jobs are more likely to be optimistic, motivated, learn faster, make fewer mistakes, and make better business decisions. And as an employee or a business owner, arguably, one of the biggest advantages you can have over your competition is actually enjoying what you do. Loving your job is not just an added bonus to success, but it is often an important precursor. If you enjoy what you do, working at it is easier, and your motivation to improve is natural, rather than forced. In a perfect world, each of us would have entered into a field that we have always been drawn to, and we would live happily ever after doing exactly what we have always envisioned. The reality, however, is that most of us will find ourselves doing things that we didn’t exactly envision for ourselves. That is okay, because often what we thought we were drawn to in a career at a young age isn’t what we’d find fulfilling years later. I purchased the magazine 16 years ago after a career with large tech corporations, including Intel, Motorola, and AT&T. I never imagined I would love or find success in publishing a precision manufacturing magazine. And yet, I can say that these past 16 years have been my most enjoyable work years ever. I own the magazine, so perhaps the mere fact of ownership translates into higher satisfaction and a love for the profession. But it is more than that…writing about small machine shops and putting together a magazine is about the closest job I could have that I could liken to a hobby. We’re finishing up 2021 and while I am not advocating changing jobs, if you are truly unhappy, it is likely the prudent thing to do. We all know that loving work is a good thing, but few people take the necessary steps required to make the change. In fact, a Gallup poll suggests that 70% of Amerian workers aren’t engaged with their work. In our post pandemic environment, there has never been a better time to find a new job, one that you love. Who knows, it could even be a new position within your current company. Remember, the highly successful are outworking their competition. This added effort and productivity is essential. You will not reach levels of greatness if you do not work at it. Period. This work is not easy, but those who enjoy their jobs will be more motivated to put in the work. In closing, I wish you all the happiest of holidays and a fantastic 2022. Do what you love, not just in life, but in your work. We spend too many hours doing it year in and year out to not find it rewarding. Until next issue and next year, I wish you the best. And as always, God bless our troops, our Front liners, and our manufacturing industry.

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A2Z Manufacturing PUBLISHER/EDITOR Linda Daly Mail Address: 1538 E La Vieve Lane Tempe, AZ 85284

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Announcements & Releases Groundbreaking for Industrial Supply Company’s New Location in Elko, Nevada Held In November Last month, Industrial Supply Company began construction on a 12,000 square-foot permanent home for its branch location in Elko, Nevada. Founded in 1916 in Salt Lake City, Industrial Supply has been serving the mining, construction, and other industries in northern Nevada since 2012, when it first began leasing its current space on Industrial Way in Elko. Randy Evans, Industrial Supply Company’s Co-Chair and President of Construction, Mining, and Safety, said that the new facility is an important step in the company’s nine-year history with the community. “Our goal has always been to be a true local provider to the industries in and around Elko, and as our customer base has grown, so too has our commitment to the city,” said Evans. “Our new building is an investment in this community, and an indication that we will be here for a long time.” Since it first opened its Elko location, the branch office has grown to include 12 full-time employees who serve about 200 customers. Providing more than double the amount of square footage the company now has, the new building will be better able to meet the needs of the company’s existing customers, and to serve more businesses in the future. Industrial Supply’s Regional Sales Manager, Tyler Whipple, noted that the larger building will allow the company to increase the amount of inventory it has on hand, such as hard-to-find items, personal protective equipment, and key products that support critical mining and maintenance operations. “This past year has taught us the value of having supplies near where they are used, and this new facility means that our customers know they can get what they need when they need it,” said Whipple. In addition to increased warehouse space, the new building will include a dedicated room in which industry specific safety and other trainings can occur. A large front counter area will provide space for resources and customer support. “This new building will put Industrial Supply in the best possible position to support our customers in northern Nevada, invest in the community here, and meet our pledge of superior customer service,” said Mr. Evans. Industrial Supply Company has served the construction, manufacturing, mining, government and industrial community since 1916. This Utah based maintenance, repair and operational, and production (MROP) distributor has seven locations in the Intermountain West, which serve Wyoming, Nevada, Utah and surrounding areas. A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •

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Northern Utah Chapter of the NTMA (National Tooling & Machining Organization) Says Check out our upcoming events! The pandemic has really put a damper in the way we function today ; our industry is not exempt. Besides the human aspect that has touched every one of us, the consequences are that many shops are struggling to stay afloat because of a broken supply chain that has affected materials, tooling, deadlines, shipping, the delivery of consumer goods in general and the availability of skilled workers. What are we going to do about it? When a situation doesn’t typically favor our way or we are either powerless or too lazy to do anything about it, we resort to complaining. Complaining is not the answer, it solves nothing! It makes us unhappy and turns everyone off. So, on the topic of skilled workers, can we start developing new ones? Let us look at what is out there and how we can affect the situation in a positive way and really do something about it! I serve on advisory boards and visit schools. The main comment I hear is that the industry is not doing enough. Machine shops are not reaching out to the schools enough. My vision, as I serve on the NUNTMA board is to create a network of likeminded shops, schools, machine and tooling vendors and suppliers that have a stake in the game. If we all start investing time and expertise and start collaborating to train, teach, expose, and incentivize the younger generation to see machining as a great career, good things will happen. But it is an uphill battle. Trying to get the state tech colleges to teach the same curriculum or at least be on the same page is like wanting lube oil to mix in the coolant tank without issues. Government financial support and unrealistic expectations Announcements Con’t Next Page

Announcements Continued are not on par with what is needed to produce machinists. School districts invest funds in archaic technologies because they do not know better. It is challenging indeed. What if we went to instructors, deans of manufacturing, CTE heads and government reps and voiced our concerns and offered our advice and help? Could we attend classes and job and STEM fairs and make presentations on what a machine shop looks like today? Gone are the days of the oily, greasy, noisy, unsafe machine shop. How many people really know that? I strongly believe that today’s shop is nothing like your grandpa’s shop. It is up to all of us to promote it! So, reach out to the nearest school and offer the CTE groups help. Present and offer shop tours. You never know what or who will come out of these efforts. Of all the people I have met and voiced my concerns to and offered to help, I have yet met one that doesn’t welcome the help. Also, great relationships are created, and doors begin to open when shops work hand in hand with educators.

Do you have an apprenticeship program where you are willing to train and pay young prospects without expecting immediate results? Do you have enough toys (Robots, automation, 3D printing, CMM’s, CAD/CAM, solid modeling, vision systems and such) to entice the Nintendo



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generation to come and give machining a try, just because it is COOL? If not, then maybe it is time to start investing in the next generation of machinists. Skills USA and the National Robotics League are two other areas we can make a difference. They are no longer viewed as the junior Olympics of machining. In my involvement with these young people competing the last few years, I see a lot of potential for future machinists. So, check these programs out and support them. Seeing the awe on their faces when they create CNC code or move models around or make chips fly on a CNC, well, that is priceless. Whenever you find yourself repeating the same complaint about the labor shortage, STOP! And start getting involved. Build bridges, reach out, promote machining, hire young potential, invest in technology and people, teach, serve, and help those instructors that are trying to develop new machinists. We are in this together! Do Something about it! Your next machinist may be as close as your nearest school. By: Art Santana; Paramount Machine; NUNTMA Programming Chair Announcements Con’t Next Page A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •

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Mazak’s New MPower On-Demand Learning System Makes Training More Accessible to Manufacturers As one of the key components within Mazak’s MPower customer support program, the company’s new online MPower On-Demand Learning (MODL) system further enhances training and makes essential courses easily accessible to today’s busy shops. MPower On-Demand Learning allows users to custom-tailor training programs, select subject matter from over 100 multi-level courses and schedule classes for times that suit their schedules, especially when in-person instruction becomes impossible or inconvenient. The system makes courses accessible on demand to shops anytime, anywhere.

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Announcements Continued cost-effective spindle rebuilding services through Mazak’s Spindle Rebuilding Department. Mazak Corporation is a leader in the design and manufacture of productive machine tool solutions. Committed to being a partner to customers with innovative technology, its world-class facility in Florence, Kentucky produces over 100 models of turning centers, Multi-Tasking machines and vertical machining centers, including 5-axis models. Continuously investing in manufacturing technology allows the Mazak iSMART Factory™ to be the most advanced and efficient in the industry, providing high-quality and reliable products. Mazak maintains eight Technology Centers across North America to provide local hands-on applications, service and sales support to customers. For more information on Mazak’s products and solutions, visit www.MazakUSA. com or follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

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with the latest in MWF technology to meet the demanding challenges and constant changes of today’s high-tech operations. We are proud to be celebrating our 30-year anniversary! In that time we have become the largest distributor of metalworking fluids and lubricants in the Southwestern United States, supplying products to over 5000 customers. Russ Kurzawski who founded Star Metal Fluids in 1992 has said, “We know applications...and we will find the best possible metalworking fluid to not just “meet your needs” but improve part finishes, tolerance and part size. We are not a “Me Too” company... but specialize... so we offer you the technical expertise and performance products that you will find nowhere else.” Aaron Kurzawski, CFAE; General Manager, Star Metal Fluids LLC; Email: Cell: 602-717-4817; Phone: 602-256-2092; Toll-free: 800-367-9966 Announcements Continued Page 12

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Sulli Tool is based in Southern California and is a manufacturers’ representation firm that specializes in providing high-end machine tool accessory solutions and helping original equipment manufacturers, machine tool dealers, industrial supply companies and end users manage their workholding, live tooling, part accumulation, as well as ensure clean and safe employee work environments. With a variety of products and services such as off-the-shelf quality products, engineered solutions, and excellent support, Sulli Tool offers their services to companies from around the world. At Sulli Tool & Supply, they have designed the appropriate solutions to meet your manufacturing needs and concerns and you will find working with Sulli A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain•

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Utah Mentorship Program Helps Companies Gain Supplier Certifications The Utah Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Initiative (UAMMI), launched the Supplier Diversity Certification Mentorship Program, referred to as the SDC Mentorship Program, with the first cohort of four Utah-based women-owned organizations. The program is designed to assist companies seeking supplier diversity certifications such as Women Business Enterprise (WBE), Disadvanta ged Business Enterprise (DBE), Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), Veteran Owned Business (VOB), and Service Disable Veteran Announcements Continued Page 12

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PUMA GT Series: A Classic Htc Design That Machinists Depend On What do a Ford Model T automobile, Levi’s jeans, Moby Dick and just about any Beatles song have in common? They’re all considered to be “classics” – items judged over a period of time to be of the highest quality and an outstanding example of their type. By that definition, the PUMA GT Series has to be considered a classic in the field of machine tools. If It Ain’t Broke… A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •

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Introduced in the 1980s, PUMAs have proven to be real workhorses in the manufacturing industry. Today, thousands of them can be found in shops big and small across the USA. Customers are big fans of the older machines and when the time comes for replacement or expanding shop capacity, they want a machine that gives the same feeling of confidence. No worries. The PUMA GT Series fits the bill, spec for spec. Basically, it’s a brand-new version of the PUMA they bought 15 years ago. For those reasons, we get a lot of repeat orders. A lot. Just like earlier models, the PUMA GT Series machines have boxway design that dampens vibrations and feels right at home with heavy interrupted cutting. All are also available with live tooling capability. We have added a few technological upgrades, like a brand-new FANUC controller with iHMI and Doosan EOP package. The GT series has never been decontented (had features removed) as other machine tool builders might do to make their machines more cheaply. The consistency of quality and standard features are greatly appreciated by our customers. Who Buys One (or More)? Besides replacing older machines, given the range in bed sizes and chuck sizes of the PUMA GT series (see the complete lineup), they’re likely to find a new home anywhere. It’s truly a universal machine. One first tier automotive company owns over 150 of them. They’re great for small shops just starting out, too. The PUMA GT’s compact footprint and intuitive usability make it an instant hit with owners and operators.

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Recycling Metals, Conserving Resources, Since 1961 Chip Shortage Has Manufacturers Turning to LowerTech Models Manufacturers struggling with a shortage of semiconductor chips are finding workarounds, executives said, redesigning products, shipping uncompleted units and focusing on older, lower-tech models. After pushing for years to add digital features like screens and wireless connectivity, makers of appliances and vehicles are reversing, temporarily, to continue supplying products to dealers and consumers amid a shortfall in semiconductors that industry officials project will last into next year. Boss Products typically used hand-held controls with computer chips to angle snow truck blades. The company, which is owned by Toro Co. TTC -0.26% , hasn’t been able to find enough chips. So employees started looking for ways to use fewer of them. Some remembered that joysticks, without computer chips, were used to control these features until electronics became affordable and commonplace. “Let’s go back to the old design,” said Rick Rodier, a Toro executive. “It still does the job. It was done this way for 30 years. It was reliable. It was fine. It was just a little more cumbersome to build and assemble.” A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •

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As the global supply-chain snarl has evolved from a short-term blip into a long-term challenge, some companies are redesigning their products and shifting production lines as they work to counteract the chip shortage. Manufacturers say broader supply-chain issues and the lack of computer chips won’t be solved in the near term. “It’s not going to go quickly away overnight,” said Marc Bitzer, chief executive officer of appliance maker Whirlpool Corp. The semiconductor shortage has weighed on car production this year and is spreading to other sectors, hitting makers of glass and paint who supply industries that use computer chips. T3 Motion, which makes electric stand-up vehicles for airport and university security officers, is redesigning its products to use fewer computer chips and electronics. William Tsumpes, the company’s CEO, said instead of multiple components to control features like batteries, lighting and sirens, the redesigned vehicle will use a centralized, integrated board with a single processor to control all the parts of the vehicle. This move will eliminate the other

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Ed Wernsing, who owns an appliance store in Litchfield, Ill., said a washer manufacturer he works with is changing production plans because of the computer-chip shortage. Alliance Laundry Systems LLC told customers in an October memo that it was suspending production of four of its Speed Queen models to focus on increasing output of others. Mr. Wernsing said the company is continuing to make two washer models: a top-of-the-line version and a pared-down model that has fewer electronic components.

We are a full service job shop, providing as much or as little project involvement as required – from tool and die design to finishing and assembly.

Alliance Laundry Systems said it was working hard to increase production volumes. On the Speed Queen website, the simpler model is described as being like a “classic washer at grandma’s.” Source: WSJ ITAR Registered

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This year, as the country continues to face a labor shortage, celebrating those who have chosen careers in manufacturing during Manufacturing Month is especially important. According to a 2021 study conducted by Deloitte and the Manufacturing Institute, the manufacturing skills gap could result in 2.1 million unfilled jobs by 2030. While the COVID-19 pandemic has certainly played a role in the industry’s present worker shortage, there are still 5 million fewer Americans working in manufacturing now than there were 20 years ago. If this trend continues, the worker shortage has the potential to cost the U.S. economy up to $1 trillion by 2030. We can’t just look at this from a cost perspective; a manufacturing labor shortage also can cause detrimental physical impacts to the country. As a manufacturer and leading technology grid innovator improving power reliability and delivery worldwide, S&C Electric Company and its team members know the impact a single piece of equipment can have on the power grid. The equipment manufactured by the team at S&C helps keep the lights on for neighborhoods and critical infrastructure around the world. It is crucial for electric utilities to have access to this equipment to maintain power delivery, especially when faced with severe weather. A manufacturing worker shortage has the potential to impact equipment suppliers’ ability to meet utility demand. This could mean longer and more A Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •

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frequent outages, further impacting the lives and safety of residents across the country. This is a repercussion the country can’t afford. Over the same 20 years that manufacturing jobs have declined, manufacturing capabilities have advanced at an impressive rate. With the addition of technological improvements and automated systems, manufacturers can do more than ever. These advancements have also changed what manufacturing jobs look like. While we continue to see a worker shortage in the manufacturing industry, the industry itself is growing. New jobs are opening every day because companies are increasing their output. Some of the biggest misconceptions regarding manufacturing jobs are the work is dirty, the day-to-day role is repetitive, and automation is obsoleting the need for manual roles. Despite an increase in automated systems, people are still a critical component of the manufacturing process. Automation Continued Page 20

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allows manufacturers to increase their output, but it also Continued provides increased opportunities Announcements & Releases for team members.

Mazak’s New MPower On-Demand Learning Every manufacturing environment thrives off continuous improvement andSystem creativity. As automation and technology continue to play larger roles in the manufacturing process, Makes Training More Accessible to Manufacturers they present team members with countless opportunities to learn exciting new skills and As of the key components within Mazak’s MPower customer support provide program, to one evaluate processes to make systemwide improvements. When companies onthe company’s online (MODL) system the-job trainingnew to help growMPower skill sets,On-Demand it helps propelLearning team member career pathsfurther forward. enhances training and makes essential courses easily accessible to today’s busy Manufacturing is perfect for individuals whoallows like to work hands, wanttraining their job shops. MPower On-Demand Learning userswith to their custom-tailor to make a difference in the world and are interested in a career that comes with a variety programs, select subject matter from over 100 multi-level courses and scheduleof growth and educational opportunities. Bringingespecially the next generation of manufacturing talent classes for times that suit their schedules, when in-person instruction into the industry depends on recruitment efforts that explore how much the industry has becomes impossible or inconvenient. The system makes courses accessible on changed. We must show today’s young, creative and technical minds that manufacturing demand to shops anytime, anywhere. is an exciting career option—one that will provide purpose, growth, and financial security. Customers value the ability to improve productivity with in-depth knowledge Connecting with local high school and trade schools in surrounding communities is a great of all aspects of their Mazak machine tools, but not all shop personnel can A Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain • 20 Nov / Dec 2021 travel to in-person classes, and many shops are unable to afford the disruption 2


place o f pto rostart. d u c By t i opresenting n s h i f t s young while people with careers in manufacoperators attend off-site training turing earlyMPower on, whether that be sessions. On-Demand through manufacturing educaLearning offers online instruction tional and information sessions or and virtual experiences that summer positions, the industry can provide all the engagement of help attract the right talent. in-person instruction with the same standards of results. It also The manufacturing shortageits enables Mazak tolabor customize is an opportunity to change the course offerings, and subject public perception of manufacturmatter, to meet customer requests ing careers, strengthen U.S. and adapt classes to suitthe learning economy, and introduce a new levels. This ensures that shops generation toaccess a fast-paced, secure, always have to exactly the and innovative path.empower Source: right classes career that will their teams to By: learn Industry Week; Jimmore Johnson more.

Course timing also assists with the Women Veterans Bringing efficiency of learning experiences. Skills to Manufacturing

Instead of group instruction during first or veteran secondpopushift, By 2040, a 18% of the shop can take online lation personnel will be women, and when training at service convenient times both they leave manufacturing for them and for their employers, would make an excellent next including while operators are out career. of the shop.

Here’s a statistic that might be “We’re very excited surprising. Women are to thebroaden fastestour offerings and make them growing segment of the veteran m o r e w i d e l y a v a i l a b l e to population, increasing by 300% customers through over the past 20 years. our new MPower program,” said Roy Gentry, Mazak’s National Training Since 2000 the number of women Manager. “We’ve reconfigured in the military has grown from our training program provide 63,000 to 473,000. Andtolooking the best instruction and flexibility ahead, by 2040 the prediction is for of our learning thatevery 18% ofaspect the veteran population experiences.” will be women.

In the women on-demand So addition where willtothose go training of MPower On-Demand when they leave the military, after Lear Mazak’s a few ning, years’ stint or even aMPower 20-year program provides customers fast military career? and accurate replacement parts ordering and service scheduling Manufacturing is hoping to capture along withOne direct, real-time their interest. organization that access to Mazak for a multitude is helping veterans to make this of support Those transition is Sanbenefits. Diego, Calif-based, include expert technical service Workshops for Warriors (WFW). It through the by company’s Remote was created veteran Hernán Assist Services, localveterans support Luis y Prado to provide from a network of Technology transitioning out of service a path and Technical Centers andtheir costto earn certifications to begin effective spindle rebuilding manufacturing careers. The orgaservices through Mazak’s Spindle Announcements Continued Page 16

nization is actively recruiting women into its program and women are involved in implementing the program as well. WFW, a state-licensed 501(c)(3) nonprofit school, offers two courses, Machining for Warriors and Welding for Warriors, which provides certification after four months of training. In addition to these courses, there are paths to a variety of credentials in advanced manufacturing. IndustryWeek spoke with the group’s director of operations, Keshia Javis-Jones, as well as Bria Bohanon, currently a student in the welding program. Attracting women to the program sometimes is just a matter of communication, Javis-Jones points out. “While there are more women in the program now than when I first joined, I think it’s the way that you communicate how veteran’s skills can transfer into career opportunities, is how we can bring in more women.” The opportunities for women are many, says Javis-Jones. Not only can they perform jobs that are hands-on like welding and machining, but there are managerial opportunities in manufacturing as well. A Different Interview Approach To recruit veterans into manufacturing, the interview process needs to be altered. “It’s very important for employers to understand that a candidate has not done job interviews for a long-time, especially if it’s someone who had a full military career. Companies ask very specific questions, looking for a particular answer, but the candidate might not understand that. It would be better to let the candidate talk about their skills and how they handled their responsibilities.” She also recommends that potential employers widen their views. “While someone might have come through an infantry program and trained on weapon systems, it doesn’t mean that’s the only skills set they have. Many have responsibility for millions of dollars worth of equipment and everyone is trained to be leaders, whatever role they have.” Javis-Jones points out that in the many conversations she has had with HR representatives across manufacturing companies she advises having a conversation, not an interview, and this will lead to finding the right person for the job. In the military, there are very specific steps to move up in the ranks. Each person knows exactly what they have to do and the time frame. This might not be the case for manufacturing companies and so Javis-Jones recommends offering a detailed layout of what the first year will look like and what expectations are of them. “This

method would help a veteran plan a path at the company understanding what their milestones and goals are of within that company. Career planning was top of mind for Bohanon. After four years in the military, working with missile systems, she was deciding if she want to continue in the military or pursue a different career. “I enjoy working with my hands and after doing research, taking personality tests and looking at a variety of options, she chose to earn a certificate in welding through Workshops for Warriors. She had six months on her military contract when she started the program deciding that she wanted to go straight from the military to her new career. And she has a career path planned for herself. After a few years of experience in welding, either in the automotive or aerospace sector, she wants to become a certified welding inspector. After that, she wants to become a welding engineer. While women might first think of a career in welding, Bohanon met an army welder even before she started her military career. “I didn’t even know there were women welders, so she sparked that little interest in my head and four years later, I was able to think about that again.” Moving into the Field Three times a year, WFW, holds a career fair at their San Diego location. Due to COVID-19, some of the fairs were virtual. Companies that recruit, as well as support WFW, include BAE Systems, Boeing, Dassault Systemes, Ford, General Dynamic, Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co., United Technology and many others. “It’s important for manufacturing companies to know that, although we’re located in southern California, this population is willing to travel for the right career opportunities,” says Javis-Jones. “They’re used to being relocated Another consideration in terms of a career path, is understanding the financial situation that veterans are in. “While most candidates are thinking about salary, for a veteran pretty much the whole dynamic of their life is changing and that of their family as well. This is a new concept for them since in the military many things are taken care of for them.” So clearly understanding benefits will be an important factor in making a decision to choose manufacturing as their next career. Spreading the word to women veterans that manufacturing is a great next career for them, is at the top of JavisJones’ to-do list. “We are making progress in attracting more women to the field and I feel we will continue to see more women enter the field.” By: Adrienne Selko, Industry Week A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •

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In 2019, Lockheed Martin Space won a second contract adding production of up to 22 additional GPS III follow-on satellites, what became known as GPS IIIF. The contract included a series of options for ordering satellites that could make the work worth as much as $7.2 billion. The GPS satellite constellation, started under the U.S. Air Force, supplies location signals used in civilian timing and navigation as well as for military uses.



Their signals are the backbone of a multibillion-dollar civilian industry using location-based services, and the satellites supply signals the military uses for precise navigation, missile guidance and targeting, and other capabilities. The option Space Force exercised this fall is the first time more than two GPS III satellites have been ordered at once. The $238 million per-satellite cost also is less than what Space Force has been paying. In October 2020, when the Space Force exercised a contract option for two satellites, it paid $255.5 million each for the 13th and 14th GPS space vehicles, nearly 6.9% more than those just ordered.

Space Force spends $737M on Colorado-made GPS satellites Lockheed Martin Space will build three more global positioning satellites for the military under a $737 million contract option the U.S. Space Force. The Jefferson County-based space company, a division of Bethesda, Maryland-based Lockheed Martin Corp., will build the 15th, 16th and 17th GPS III satellites at its headquarters campus. Lockheed Martin Space has been designing and building the modernized GPS III satellite fleet since 2008, when the company landed contracts to build the first 10 upgraded GPS III satellites. The satellites improve signal power, accuracy and jamming-prevention capabilities for military use and have other features that previous GPS satellites did not. A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •

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Early in their development phase, the U.S. military spent nearly double that much for each satellite. Starting with the 13th GPS III satellite, the orbiters will be made using a new combat version of its LM-2100 satellite body, which, among other improvements, is designed to make future in-orbit satellite servicing possible. The GPS IIIF’s anti-jamming capabilities for the military on those future satellites can also be made 60 times more powerful in focused geographic areas, an ability that meant to help in combat zones.

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Lockheed Martin Space built an $80 million facility on its campus that’s dedicated to GPS III satellite production. The company has been the sole provider of the military’s modernized GPS satellites. Earlier GPS satellite production for the Air Force seesawed between Lockheed and Boeing. After Lockheed Martin Space ran into delays building the first GPS III satellites, the U.S. military explored competing bids for the 22 satellites that became the GPS IIIF contract. Ultimately, that work stayed with Lockheed Martin Space when it won the 2018 contract.

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Metalformers Continue to Experience Supply Shortages and Other Challenges Metalforming companies anticipate little change in business conditions during the next three months, according to the November 2021 Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) Business Conditions Report. Prepared monthly, the report provides an economic indicator for manufacturing, sampling 105 metalforming companies in the United States and Canada. PMA’s November report shows that 55% of metalforming companies predict no change in general economic activity in the next three months (increasing from 48% in October), 25% forecast an increase in activity (compared to 27% in October) and 20% expect a decrease in activity (compared to 25% last month). Fifty-nine percent of respondents reported an increase in lead times, compared to 58% in October. “PMA members are experiencing brisk business activity but continue to face challenges sourcing needed raw materials,” said PMA President David Klotz. “PMA is concerned with the continued steel supply shortages, which will now only be exacerbated with the new infrastructure bill signed into law earlier this month. In addition, we are concerned that the

deal reached this month between the United States and European Union that replaces the Section 232 steel and aluminum tariffs with a tariff-rate quota could lead to market manipulation and allow for gaming of the system that could put our members and other small and medium-sized manufacturers at a disadvantage. Our team in Washington, D.C., will continue to advocate for the termination of these unnecessary and damaging trade restrictions on steel and aluminum.” Metalformers expect a slight dip in incoming orders in the next three months, with 31% forecasting a decrease in orders (compared to 25% in October), 36% predicting no change (compared to 43% last month) and 33% anticipating an increase in orders (compared to 32% in October). Current average daily shipping levels rose in November, with 49% of survey respondents reporting an increase (compared to 41% in October), 31% reporting no change (compared to 32% last month) and 20% reporting a decrease (compared to 27% in October). Four percent of responding metalforming companies had a portion of their workforce on short time or layoff in November, the same percentage reported the previous two months. Full report results are available at business_reports/pdf/BCREP.pdf. A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •

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Equipment Finance Industry Confidence Higher in November The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (the Foundation) releases the November 2021 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI). The index reports a qualitative assessment of both the prevailing business conditions and expectations for the future as reported by key executives from the $900 billion equipment finance sector. Overall, confidence in the equipment finance market is 64.6, an increase from the October index of 61.1.

When asked about the outlook for the future, MCI-EFI survey respondent Dave Fate, Chief Executive Officer, Stonebriar Commercial Finance, said, “While I believe the equipment leasing and finance Industry will always perform well through various cycles, the last few months have shown a number of interesting data points. Strong corporate earnings continue to drive the equity markets. The current rise in Inflation rates is alarming and seems like it will be with us for a while. Continued issues with the lack of skilled and non-skilled labor are the number one concern of most of our customers. Supply chain issues are causing real disruption and seem to have no viable plan to alleviate them. The rest of Q4 and into Q1 will be very interesting as we navigate through year-end closing in our industry and the Christmas holiday season.” November 2021 Survey Results: The overall MCI-EFI is 64.6, an A Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain • 2

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• When asked to assess their business conditions over the next four months, 34.6% of executives responding said they believe business conditions will improve over the next four months, up from 25.9% in October. 46.2% believe business conditions will remain the same over the next four months, down from 70.4% the previous month. 19.2% believe business conditions will worsen, up from 3.7% in October. • 42.3% of the survey respondents believe demand for leases and loans to fund capital expenditures (capex) will increase over the next four months, up from 22.2% in October. 50% believe demand will “remain the same” during the same four-month time period, a decrease from 74.1% the previous month. 7.7% believe demand will decline, up from 3.7 in October. • 26.9% of the respondents expect more access to capital to fund equipment acquisitions over the next four months, up from 14.8% in October. 73.1% of executives indicate they expect the “same” access to capital to fund business, a decrease from 85.2% last month. None expect “less” access to capital, unchanged from the previous month. • When asked, 53.9% of the executives report they expect to hire more employees over the next four months, up from 40.7% in October. 46.2% expect no change in headcount over the next four months, a decrease from 59.3% last month. None expect to hire fewer employees, unchanged from October. • 15.4% of the leadership evaluate the current U.S. economy as “excellent,” an increase from 7.4% the previous month. 80.8% of the leadership evaluate the current U.S. economy as “fair,” down from 81.5% in October. 3.9% evaluate it as “poor,” down from 11.1% last month. • 23.1% of the survey respondents believe that U.S. economic conditions will get “better” over the next six months, an increase from 22.2% in October. 57.7% indicate they believe the U.S. economy will “stay the same” over the next six months, a decrease from 63% from last month. 19.2% believe economic conditions in the U.S. will worsen over the next six months, up from 14.8% the previous month. • In November 42.3% of respondents indicate they believe their company will increase spending on business development activities during the next six months, down slightly from 42.9% the previous month. 57.7% believe there will be “no change” in business development spending, up slightly from 57.1% in October. None believe there will be a decrease in spending, unchanged from last month. Confidence in the U.S. economy and the capital markets is a critical driver to the equipment finance industry. Throughout history, when confidence increases, consumers and businesses are more apt to acquire more consumer goods,

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The respondents are comprised of a wide cross-section of industry executives, including large-ticket, middle-market and small-ticket banks, independents, and captive equipment finance companies. The MCI-EFI uses the same pool of 50 organization leaders to respond monthly to ensure the survey’s integrity. Since the same organizations provide the data from month to month, the results constitute a consistent barometer of the industry’s confidence.

Denver Investor Joins Intel And Porsche In Backing Israeli Sensing Startup Denver-based investment firm Varana Capital was part of a high-profile group of investors in Israeli sensing startup TriEye’s recent $74 million funding round. TriEye is an early-stage startup creating sensing technology assisting autonomous and driver assistance systems to see better in poor conditions. The $74 million round was co-led by Varana Capital, which was joined by Intel, Samsung and Porsche, among others. TriEye’s product uses short-wave infrared sensing, an expensive technology typically found in the aerospace and defense industry. This round will help reduce the cost of this technology and move it closer to production.

“Sensing is everywhere. In any industry,4/6/2020 it is a2:04:17 vital PM part of the gathering and analysis process,” said TriEye CEO Avi Bakal. “ Outside of the automotive industry, TriEye expects its technology to be integrated with biometrics and surveillance, as well as industrial capabilities like food sorting and material identification. Varana, which is dually based in Denver and Tel Aviv, first launched in 2012 and has made nearly 20 investments, according to Crunchbase, with a focus on Israel. The firm, led by Gardner and Philip Broenniman, has a long-term investment fund, a venture capital arm and a special purpose acquisition vehicle. “With this most recent fundraise at TriEye, Varana Capital is very pleased and even more excited to be an integral part of the future growth at TriEye, as it moves towards mass-market adoption,” Varana co-founder Ezra Gardner said in a statement. “By dramatically reducing the cost of its sensors, particularly compared to cameras and lidar, while still offering superior performance, TriEye represents an opportunity to bring more information; more value; and; most importantly, improved safety to every range of vehicle, from entry-level to the most luxurious.” By Nick Greenhalgh – Colorado Inno associate editor A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •

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With The Help Of Federal Agencies, U.S. Manufacturing Can Get Smarter And More Competitive Ever since 2006, when the term was first used at a National Science Foundation workshop on cyberinfrastructure, business writers have been full of praise over the glowing promise of “smart manufacturing” — the idea that if you appropriately integrate a whole series of advanced digital systems, you can dramatically improve every aspect of a company’s operations. Smart manufacturing is a lofty goal and sometimes difficult to grasp, both because its constituent technologies are quite complex and because the concept itself is continuing to evolve in terms of what it is and what it does. Nevertheless, it is an aspiration shared by many in the business world. And it is one being quietly embraced by the U.S. government as part of an emerging national economic strategy. An important part of the effort to make American manufacturing more globally competitive has been the formation of government-funded institutes during the last few years. Their missions involve various aspects of developing a toolkit that will be needed to advance domestic productivity and lower the costs of manufacturing. The Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute (CESMII), for example, was created to enhance U.S. manufacturing productivity, global competitiveness and reinvestment. A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •

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Nearly 100 of the U.S.’s top companies and institutions, including Microsoft, Honeywell, Johnson & Johnson and my company, have partnered with CESMII to accelerate their smart manufacturing goals. Members come in all shapes and sizes — from system integrators to product vendors, end users, academic organizations and Fortune 500 companies — and have reaped the benefits of smart manufacturing, including reduced energy costs, improved performance and increased agility. If success in global competitiveness is going to be determined by whoever has the lowest labor costs, the U.S. is doomed to failure. The only way for it to grow sustainably and compete effectively is by making U.S. manufacturing smarter. The U.S. can win by outinnovating its competitors, not by starving its workers. What you’ll discover if you have high levels of automation and run your supply chains intelligently, is that cheap labor is not the deciding factor in being competitive; there are much bigger areas of operation where savings are available. Automation here is very important. At the same time, however, the way supply chain MANUFACTURING SW • 55 • Nov / Dec 2020 managementA Zis taught and practiced in the 2

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and level the playing field with global competition. Companies must take steps to digitally transform their operations by emphasizing smart data capturing systems. Simply having the data is useless, which is why manufacturers need to adopt technology that can standardize and contextualize the data across locations and data silos. By giving data context, manufacturers will have the proper insights into their material flow which will help reduce errors, predict trends and set them on the path to achieving smart manufacturing goals. Additionally, companies must embrace advanced technologies such as machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) if they want to keep a competitive advantage. Businesses need to leverage ML and AI to become more predictive and agile across their manufacturing operations. But finding the right talent to oversee AI and ML initiatives is proving difficult, especially given the current labor shortage across the United States and specifically in manufacturing. None of this, of course, should deter companies from accelerating their digital transformation as the benefits far outweigh the risks of inaction. Today, we stand on the cusp of an epochal industrial revolution, one that’s happening thanks to U.S. government agencies, as well as manufacturers who are educating themselves on the steps needed to innovate their operations and thus become more competitive. The impact of this won’t be felt overnight, but with the help of federal agencies and a willingness from manufacturers to embrace digital technology, I am confident that American manufacturing will become more globally competitive. Source: Forbes ; By: Doug Lawson A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •

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company lost money on its operations, and, when counting a A joint study by thefor Manufacturing and Deloitte Consulting non-cash charge the liabilityInstitute presented by earnout proviprojects a surge of nearly 3.5 million open manufacturing jobs created sions of its IPO, the company recorded a third-quarter net loss the million. next decade. Some of the empty slots will come by way of ofover $38.6 retiring baby boomers, while others are related to new positions createdvehicle as a result of natural business thecompared report found. What The sales represent 43%growth, growth to the 30the it report also predicts: As conditions stand now, 2 million of those jobs sold in the third-quarter of 2020, and the revenue in this year’s will goquarter unfulfilled. In other65% words, the need the million manufacturing secthird jumped above thefor $3.8 in thirdtor to appeal the generation typically defined as those quarter salestoit Millennials recorded a– year ago. born between 1981 and 1997 – is both critical and a very tall order. The company remains optimistic because demand for its products, already strong, continues to grow.image Lightning Indeed, manufacturing still has a negative amongeMotors younger has genanother deals in itsofsales pipeline, erations,238 experts say.ofInmulti-vehicle a 2015 publicorders perception manufacturing Sethi customers get it,Institute ” he said.and “They understand that study,said. also“Our by The Manufacturing Deloitte, respondents lead times have gone out to six, eight or 12 months. ” ages 19 to 33 ranked manufacturing as their lowest preference in terms of potential career choices. Lightning eMotors has doubled the number of vendors in its supply chain in recent months in an attempt to fill gaps in parts Manufacturing’s is complexmore and in,resilient.The some aspects, based availability andimage makeproblem its production comon false assumptions. But one real obstacle is that some manufacturing pany also has hired engineers to help qualify new components seem antiquated, it’s anbrackets issue thatand manyharnesses manufacturers itsystems can usecan and to design theand correct the and related organizations already addressing. new components wouldare need.

Modern and accessible techto start making its own chassis Lightning eMotors expects for step-vans and cab trucks next year, which it will brand as Lightning eChassis. The chassis should be the for revenueForward-looking companies and organizations inbasis the manufacturing generating vehicleto sales in late 2022,soReeser said. align with the sector are working update systems they better ease and accessibility of user experience so pervasive with personal More details Traditional about its chassis development will be in technology. manufacturing platforms – disclosed for example, coming weeks, he said. The chassis are being designed to help manufacturing execution systems and supply chain applications – are fill orders, including under interfaces, the company’s deal with Fox being redesigned withthose new mobile cloud capabilities and River Inc., a sales partnership to supply up 7,500 shuttle buses. modern-day dashboards to make what has historically been perceived The deal with Fox River far could ultimately befamiliar worth to $850 million as arcane into something more friendly and a tech-savvy toaudience. Lightning eMotors, the company says. The business has expanded its Loveland production space by “As Millennials move into the manufacturing environment, there’s a 100,000 square feet since summer, and it expects to add another certain expectation that the technology they are interacting with will 40,000 next year. It will have the manufacturing capacity to work the same as what they grew up with,” said Matt Wells, product complete 3,000 vehicles and drivetrains annually, the company general manager for automation software at GE Digital. “The entire said. By Greg Avery – Denver Business Journal generation expects that data will be available to them anytime, anywhere, even outside of the plant. If they need access to information, Today’s Shortages Could Soon Become Tothey don’t want to call someone; they want to pull out their phone and see what’s going on.” morrow’s Gluts to gain withshock Millennials is to provide access tools InOne theway throes of traction the sticker many Americans havetobeen they want to use, not itsimply those to doantheir jobs, Wells experiencing lately, is hard to required remember oft-repeated said. “Millennials work in organizations that are reflective of lesson: Shortageswant canto suddenly turn into gluts.

The combination of bottlenecks and robust demand has pushed prices for all kinds of things higher, but some of the most eye-popping increases have been in the prices of manufactured goods that rely on global supply chains. The October consumer inflation report from the Labor Department showed prices for washers and dryers were up 30.1% last month from the pandemic’s start, with prices for furniture up 12% and prices for new cars and trucks up 11.3%. Further, shortages of some manufactured items are creating inflation elsewhere. The dearth of new vehicles has made it hard for rental-car companies to restock their fleets, which is a big part of why it cost 49.2% more to rent a car or truck in October than before the pandemic. Fewer new car purchases by rental companies in particular has led to fewer available used cars, and used car and truck prices have risen 44%. For a lot of people, the argument that these price increases are transitory has worn thin. Policy makers and economists were saying that supply-chain problems would be starting to ease this fall, and now they are expected to persist until next year. With inventories low and what appears to be a lot of unsated demand out there, it is easy to imagine prices continuing to go up. But imagining that supply-demand imbalances will persist, and then finding that they won’t, is a common occurrence. Pig breeders and cattle ranchers have regularly responded to high prices with production increases that initially aggravate shortages but then lead to gluts in the so-called hog and cattle cycles that drive huge swings in pork and beef prices. A similar dynamic occurs in shipping costs, and ship prices. And back in May, when prices were surging, it didn’t seem as if framinglumber prices were going to fall by more than half—but then they did. In the year ahead, even slight relief of some supply-chain issues could have significant effects. For example, there are a lot of partially built vehicles that car makers have parked around the country which will be rolling into dealerships once necessary chips are installed. In a recent note, the Bank for International Settlements pointed out that the

building of precautionary stockpiles of components by some manufacturers might be exacerbating shortages—a phenomenon that might also paint a false picture of underlying demand. Earlier this fall, many retailers were imploring consumers to get their holiday shopping done early, lest supplies run out, yet last week Walmart, Target and TJX all said they are well stocked for Black Friday. Another place inventories might be higher than readily perceived is in people’s homes and driveways. Adjusted for inflation, consumer purchases of durable goods—long-lasting items including bicycles and television sets—rose 7.7% last year from 2019, and in the first nine months of this year were up 26.6% versus two years ago. Even pent-up consumer demand for new cars might be less than seems apparent: While production problems have pushed new car and truck sales well below their 2019 levels this year, exclude fleet sales to rental companies and the like, and they are only down a bit. If Covid-19 risks continue to diminish in the months ahead, allowing people to resume more of their prepandemic activities, more spending might be shifted away from goods toward services. Lower Covid-19 risks would also help alleviate some supply-chain snarls, especially in countries outside the U.S. that are major sources of manufactured goods and components. At the least, prices for some items could stop rising and become drags on inflation. And prices for some goods, such as used cars—which have accounted for about a percentage point of the 6.9% increase in overall consumer prices—could fall. By this time next year, inflation might not seem like nearly as big a problem as it does right now. Source: WSJ A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •

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The Army is budgeted in its five-year plan to start a competition for the radar in

Department fiscal year 2017. Of Defense (DoD) Awards

The Boeing analysis considered the baseline option Colorado, of a Patriot system with anawarded AESA radar, The Co., Colorado Springs, has been a a Patriot AESA radarexercise with three antenna arrays (enabling Patriot to see behind $9,100,980 option modification (P00014) to previously awarded itself), a multifunction fire control (MFCR), an Global MFCR with a surveillance contract FA8823-20-C-0001 forradar the Wideband SATCOM (WGS) radar, and the Marine Corps’ Ground/Air Taskprovides Orientedfor Radar constellation. This contract modification the (G/ATOR) exercise ofmade WGS by Northrop Grumman.and sustainment support. Work will be performed systems engineering in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and is expected to be completed by Dec. The2022. ArmyFiscal looked2022 at theoperations risk and theand costmaintenance associated withfunding each alternative in order 31, in the amount to fully integrate them into its future Army Integrated Air and Missile Defense of $2,275,245 is being obligated at the time of award. The total cumula(AIAMD) Integrated Command System (IBCS). is tive face value of theBattle contract is $27,954,710. SpaceNorthrop SystemsGrumman Command, developingSpace and will fieldBase, IBCS Colorado, — the brains of the future missile defense system Peterson Force is the contracting activity. — in fiscal year 2019. Utah State University Space Dynamics Laboratory, North Logan, Utah, is And theawarded analysis considered the growth potential for each option to defend against being a $300,000,000 cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/ an evolving lower-tier threat, according to the slides. indefinite-quantity contract. Under this contract, the contractor will perform research, development, engineering, state of-the-art and proof-ofTo focus spaced-based the study, the Army made severaland assumptions. For one, it assumed that concept sensor systems, advanced technology research any alternative could be fully integrated into the AIAMD network. Raid vignettes and development. The ordering period is from Nov. 23, 2021, through Nov. were designed to represent a single and battery’s 22, 2028. One offer was solicited onecapability. offer was received. The work will be performed in North Logan, Utah; and Huntsville, Alabama. At least The Army also evaluated the cost based on 91 procured radars — four prototypes one task order will be issued shortly after award and fiscal 2022 research, and 87 production and 485 launchers consisting of four prototypes and development, testassets and — engineering funds will be obligated on that task 481 production assets. order in an amount of at least $100,000. The Missile Defense Agency, Huntsville, Alabama, is the contracting activity (HQ0854-22-D-0001). The service figured the program schedule would reach initial operational capability ideally by fiscal year 2026 and procurement quantities would stay at 15 battalions Lockheed Martin Space, Littleton, Colorado, wasdecision. awarded a $22,826,355 A Z MANUFACTURING SW • 72 • Jan / materiel Feb 2019 as described in a Nov. 7, 2014, development cost-plus-incentive-fee and cost-plus-fixed-fee un-priced letter contract 2

To assess capabilities, alternatives were weighed against the most stressing tactical 30 Nov / Dec 2021 ballistic missile threat to the front, according to the document.

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Overall, the Army determined the baseline Patriot option (N00030-22-C-1025) for program management, had the highest operations and maintenance costs. However, system engineering, and long lead material prothe Patriot upgrades stay of within the Army’s cost target curement in support missile production. Workand would show improvements over the baseline option in adwill be performed in Magna, Utah (39.9%); Denver, dressing threats. Colorado (38.8%); Simsbury, Connecticut (18.4%); Sunnyvale, California (1.6%); Huntsville, Alabama Replacement alternatives with X-band interceptor communi(1.1%); and other locations less than 1% (0.2%). cation arrays were determined to be the most costly, exceeding Work is expected to be completed on May 5, 2022. Army cost targets. But they “have the most improvement” over Fiscal 2022 research, development, test, and evaluthe baseline Patriot, according the slides. ation (Navy) funds in the to amount of $1,976,811, which will not expire at the end of the current 2022 G/ATOR’s average procurement unit cost is between $147 fiscal year, are being obligated upon award. This million and $254.6 million, MFCR is predicted to cost $223.9 contract was awarded to the contractor on a solemillion per copy and the MFCR with a surveillance radar is source basis under 10 U.S. Code 2304(c)(1) and was estimated to cost $326.4 million. previously synopsized on the online portal. Strategic Systems Programs, Washington, The G/ATOR system — which would need 118 months to D.C., is the contracting activity. move through the acquisition cycle — was assessed as having high schedule risk in both the technology maturation and risk reduction (TMRR) and the EMDDynamics phase. The program The Utahphase State University Space Labocould seeNorth schedule slippage, thehas Army predicts, anywhere ratory, Logan, Utah, been awarded a from 14 to 18 months. $1,010,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinitequantity contract for the Space & Nuclear Advanced Technology The ArmyPrototypes, concluded thatExperiments upgrades and & replacement radar (SNAPET) Research & Development (R&D) contract. options take nearly the same amount of time to field. The The contract forinitial the research debaseline Patriot provides would reach operationaland capability velopment essential engineering support in fiscal year of 2027, upgraded Patriot in early fiscaland 2028, capability in the areas of sensor and system develMFCR and MFCR with surveillance capability in late fisopment, modeling andtake simulation, cal ‘28. G/ATOR would the longestexperimentato reach initial operational capability, according to the slides, reaching the milestone past fiscal 2029.

tion, data analysis and sensor and system validations on space vehicles. Work will be performed in North Logan, Utah; and Albuquerque, New Mexico, and is expected to be completed by Nov. 30, 2026. This is a sole-source acquisition. Air Force Research Laboratory, Space Vehicles Directorate, Kirtland Air Force Base, Albuquerque, New Mexico, is the contracting activity (FA9453-22-D-0005). There is congressional interest pertaining to this acquisition.

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New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, Socorro, New Mexico, has been awarded a $30,000,000 cost-reimbursement cooperative agreement for Magdalena Ridge Observatory Interferometry. The contract provides for additional telescope production, the demonstration of fringe tracking, and imagery production of objects in geosynchronous Earth orbit. Work will be performed in Socorro, New Mexico, and is expected to be completed by Dec. 31, 2026. Fiscal 2021 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $6,285,000 are being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Research Laboratory, Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, is the contracting activity (FA9453-22-2-0040). There is congressional interest pertaining to this acquisition. 1-800-645-4174

Ayuda-Plexus JV LLC,* Denver, Colorado, was awarded a $8,866,702 firm-fixed-price contract for environmental remediation services for closure of Area A Landfill at the Lone Star Army Ammunition Plant. Four bids were solicited with two bids received. Work will be performed in Texarkana, Texas, with an estimated completion date of Sept. 29, 2026. Fiscal 2021 Department of Defense base closure account, defense funds in the amount of $8,866,702 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Tulsa, Oklahoma, is the contracting activity (W912BV-21-F-TB30). Tempest Enterprises Inc., Salt Lake City, Utah, was awarded a $10,973,698 firm-fixed-price contract for design and construction of natural gas line and fuel swap. Bids were solicited via the internet with two received. Work will be performed in Tooele, Utah, with an estimated completion date of Sept. 26, 2022. Fiscal 2018, 2019 and 2020 military construction, Army funds in the amount of $10,973,698 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Sacramento, California, is the contracting activity (W91238-21-C-0040). Space Dynamics Laboratory, North Logan, Utah; and Republic of Korea, has been awarded a $28,952,142 contract for the support and sustainment of the tasking, collection, processing, exploitation and dissemination of data for the Republic of Korea Global Hawk. Work will be performed at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, and is expected to be completed by Nov. 30, 2024. This contract involves 100% Foreign Military Sales (FMS) to the Republic of Korea and is the result of a sole-source acquisition. Fiscal 2022 and FMS funds in the amount of $28,952,142 are being obligated at the time of award. Warner Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, is the contracting activity (FA8527-22-C-0001).

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Gold Giant Becomes First To Use Self-Driving Trucks In Mine But Experiences Bumpy Transition Self-driving trucks are now hauling ore at mining gi a nt N e wmont Corp.’s biggest gold mine in Australia, completing a $150 million transition to using autonomous vehicles started there last year. It’s a first for a gold mine worldwide, a change the Denverbased company (NYSE: NEM) predicts will increase efficiency and extend the life of the mine. But using self-driving haulers hasn’t come without difficulties. Newmont this month began fully switching to using 36 large, autonomous haulers made by Peoria, Illinois-based Caterpillar Inc. at the Boddington gold mine in Western Australia. Tom Palmer, Newmont president and CEO, called it an accom32 Nov / Dec

Boddington was Western Australia’s largest gold producer in 2020, delivering 670,000 ounces and 56 million pounds of copper. The mine employs 2,000 people southeast of Perth. A handful of open pit mines digging other materials have made similar switches, but Newmont is the first gold miner to start relying on autonomous haulage.

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“The scale and long life of our operations enables Newmont to implement leading technologies to promote both safety and productivity,” he said in a statement. “We look forward to leveraging this project and our commissioning experience at our other operations and projects around the globe.”


The operation is moving fewer tons out of the mine to be processed than was hoped, some of which is related to adjusting the new autonomous haulage system in difficult conditions, the company said. Adopting self-driving at Boddington came during a stretch of unusually severe weather and rain for the region, Newmont said, and there were operational delays related to moving deeper into the pit mine. Boddington is now expected to produce 140,000 fewer ounces this year than the 830,000 ounces the company previously projected, a nearly 17% reduction. Newmont has previously forecast an eventual 35% or larger financial return on the autonomous-hauler investment, because they will make the mine operations more efficient and extend the life during which it’s economically viable. Palmer noted that the autonomous system adoption was completed on time and under budget, and he said it will rate as a proud achievement in the company’s 100-year history. “The record implementation of this project is a tremendous example of Newmont’s trademark ability to set and achieve ambitious goals,” he said. Newmont said it would work with mine employees and unions to retrain haulage truck drivers at Boddington to work on keeping the new autonomous system running smoothly. The company operates major gold mines and claims in Australia, the United States, Canada, Mexico, Peru, Argentina, Suriname, the Dominican Republic and Ghana. It employs about 35,000 people worldwide and is the world’s largest gold producer by volume after a pair of multibilliondollar transactions in 2019 that reshaped the global gold industry By Greg Avery – Senior Reporter, Denver Business Journal.

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Magnetic Particle (NDT) Machines DCM Tech__________ 800-533-5339 Pipe & Tube Benders/Notchers Bystronic Inc________ 213-309-1694 S&S Machinery Sales___ 602-368-8542 Plate Rolls Bud’s Machine Tools____ 385-271-6718 Plasma Cutters Action Machinery _______888-289-9100 Bystronic Inc__________ 213-309-1694 KNUTH Machine Tools____ 847-415-3333 Multicam__________ 970-218-9046 Automatic Door Opener Production Machine Tools__ 425-881-1200 Systems Press Brakes Action Machinery _______888-289-9100 Midaco___________ 847-593-8420 Bud’s Machine Tools____ 385-271-6718 Manual Rotary Pallet Systems Bystronic Inc__________ 213-309-1694 Midaco___________ 847-593-8420 Production Machine Tools__ 425-881-1200 Robotic Part Loading Systems S&S Machinery Sales___ 602-368-8542 Midaco___________ 847-593-8420 Rotary Surface Grinders PLASTICS DCM Tech__________ 800-533-5339 Acrylics And Polycarbonates Sawing Machines Laird Plastics_______ 303-292-1687 Action Machinery _______888-289-9100 Fullerton Tools_____ 989-799-4550 Plastics: Fabrication Production Machine Tools__ 425-881-1200 Laird Plastics_______ 303-292-1687 Shearing Machines Graphics Materials Action Machinery _______888-289-9100 Laird Plastics_______ 303-292-1687 Bystronic Inc__________ 213-309-1694 Bud’s Machine Tools____ 385-271-6718 Mechanical/Engineering Material S&S Machinery Sales___ 602-368-8542 Laird Plastics_______ 303-292-1687

Bending Bystronic Inc__________213-309-1694 Cold Saws Fullerton Tools_____ 989-799-4550 KNUTH Machine Tools____847-415-3333 CNC Punching Centers S&S Machinery Sales___ 602-368-8542 CNC Routers Multicam__________ 970-218-9046 Drill Lines Production Machine Tools__ 425-881-1200 Fiber Lasers Bud’s Machine Tools____ 385-271-6718 Multicam__________ 970-218-9046 Production Machine Tools__ 425-881-1200 Grinding Machines DCM Tech_________ 800-533-5339 KNUTH Machine Tools____847-415-3333 Multitool USA_______ 800-660-0880 Iron Workers Action Machinery _______888-289-9100 Production Machine Tools__ 425-881-1200 Vacuum Tables S&S Machinery Sales___ 602-368-8542 DATRON__________ 480-826-3689 OTHER ACCESSORIES Laser Cutters Grinding Accessories Action Machinery _______888-289-9100 Bud’s Machine Tools____ 385-271-6718 Multitool USA_______ 800-660-0880 Tooling Systems Bystronic Inc__________213-309-1694 Desert EDM Sales______ 480-816-6300 KNUTH Machine Tools____847-415-3333 MMT Productivty_____ 303-571-4933 USA EDM Supply______ 480-836-8330

Tornos USA_______ 951-695-0342 Triad Machine_______ 303-424-0268 EDM Machines AME, Inc._________ 303-922-9266 Desert EDM Sales_____ 480-816-6300 EDM Network_______ 480-836-1782 KNUTH Machine Tools____847-415-3333 Methods West_______ 602-437-2220 MMT Productivty_____ 303-571-4933 Smith Machinery Co___ 801-263-6403 Triad Machine_______ 303-424-0268 EDM Tooling Systems Desert EDM Sales_____ 480-816-6300 EDM Network_______ 480-836-1782 EDM Perform. Access.____ 800-336-2946 Global EDM Supply____ 480-836-8330 Manual Mills & Lathes KNUTH Machine Tools____847-415-3333 NEW MACHINERY FABRICATION Multicam__________ 970-218-9046 Production Machine Tools__ 425-881-1200 Angle Rolls Bud’s Machine Tools____ 385-271-6718 Band Saws PALLET SYSTEMS Bud’s Machine Tools____ 385-271-6718 Production Machine Tools__ 425-881-1200 Automatic Pallet Systems KNUTH Machine Tools____847-415-3333 S&S Machinery Sales___ 602-368-8542 Triad Machine_______ 303-424-0268 Midaco_ __________ 847-593-8420 Ultimate Machinery_____ 480-966-2000

PROG. SYSTEMS CAD/CAMSoftware, CAD AME, Inc._________ 303-922-9266 Delcam (Autodeck)_____ 877-35-2261 MultiCAM_________ 970-218-9046 SolidCAM_________ 530-863-0461 PROTOTYPE MACHINERY 3D Parts To Go________801-380-7935 RECYCLING Recyclable Metals Iron & Metals, Inc_____ 303-292-5555


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Coating: Nickel/ Teflon/Chrome Coating Technologies____623-581-2648 PAS Technologies______602-744-2648 Coating:Zinc & Mag.Phos. Frontier Group________602-437-2426 3D SCANNING The CNC Pros________801-973-0800 ADDITIVE MFG/ 3 D PRINTING Faustson___________303-420-7422 SolidCAM_________ 530-863-0461 ASSEMBLIES Advantage Manufacturing__ 877-727-0281 CAID Industries________435-890-8823 CNC Machine & Design Inc__ 801-531-9922 Dayton Rogers______ 763-717-6303 JD Machine________ 801-782-4403 Pillar Machine________ 801-965-1900 Quick Turn Machine_____ 801-334-6800 Tymar Industries______ 719-548-8995 Wrico____________ 480-892-7800 Electronics Assemblies Advantage Manufacturing_ 877-7270281 CAID Industries_______ 435-890-8823 Welded Assemblies Weiser Engineering_____ 303-280-2778 BAR CODING Western Sintering______ 509-375-3096

Coating Technologies____623-581-2648 Micropulse West________480-966-2300 PAS Technologies______602-744-2648 BROACHING MTI______________ 505-247-4276 Ponderosa Ind________ 303-298-1801 COMPOSITES Precision Mach’d Products_ 970-482-7676 S.A. Composites_________970-776-3877 Paramount Machine_____801-886-2755 The Toolroom Inc._______ 801-773-6331 Specialty Steel Services___801-539-8252 DESIGNCAD/CAM Thompson Machine______505-823-1453 CNC Machine & Design Inc__ 801-531-9922 CASTINGS Wrico_____________480-892-7800 DIES Aluminum Casting ENGINEERING/DESIGN Precision Enterprises____731-642-8709 Able Machining & Eng.__ 801-268-6766 Advantage Manufacturing_ 877-727-0281 EDM Die Casting AzMark___________480-926-8969 EDM: Drilling Small Hole TVT Die Casting______ 800-280-2278 Die Casting: Aluminum/Zinc LAYKE, Inc.___________ 602-272-2654 CAID Industries______435-890-8823 TVT Die Casting______ 800-280-2278 Micropulse West________ 480-966-2300 CNC Machine & Design Inc__ 801-531-9922 Dynamic Design & Mfg___ 303-652-0431 EDM: Ram-Type (Sinking) CHEMICAL PROCESSING Precision Tech________801-285-7288 PAS Technologies_____ 602-744-2648 Innovative Precision____ 801-334-6317 Quick Turn Machine_____ 801-334-6800 Maverick Mold & Machine__ 970-535-4604 COATING Reverse Engineering Micropulse West________ 480-966-2300 Coating:Black Oxide Precision Tech________801-285-7288 PAS Technologies______602-744-2648 Prec. Mach’d Products______970-482-7676 FABRICATION EDM: Wire Coating:Chemfilm Advantage Manufacturing_ 877-727-0281 Dynamic Design & Mfg___ 303-652-0431 Frontier Group________602-437-2426 EDM Express_______ 800-780-7075 Aero Tech________ 801-292-0493 PAS Technologies______602-744-2648 Innovative Precision_______801-334-6317 Auburn Tool & Machine_ 303-278-8769 CAID Industries______435-890-8823 Jaguar Precision_______ 505-242-6545 Coating: Liquid CNC Machine & Design___801-531-9922 Pilkington Metal Finishing_ 801-972-2146 Jensen Precision_______ 801-866-0175 A2Z MANUFACTURING ROCKY MOUNTAIN •

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Paramount Machine Office: 801.886.2755 Fax: 801.886.2759

AzMark___________480-926-8969 CAID Industries______435-890-8823 Denver Machine Shop____303-295-6000 Dynamic Design & Mfg___ 303-652-0431 EMJD Corporation______ 303-761-5236 EPOCS Mfg_________970-535-4540 Group Mfg Serv_______480-966-3952 JD Machine_________801-782-4403 Jensen Precision_______ 801-866-0175 Kustom Koncepts______ 307-472-0818 Metalcraft__________888-280-7080 Pillar Machine______801-965-1900 Richards Fab______ 801-409-0392 Star Precision________303-926-0559 Weiser Engineering__ 303-280-2778 Wrico____________480-892-7800 Fabrication: Steel Bandsaw LLC_________303-744-7181 CAID Industries______435-890-8823 EMJD Corp________303-761-5236

Dayton Rogers_______ 763-717-6303 Dynamic Design & Mfg___ 303-652-0431 EMJD Corporation______ 303-761-5236 EPOCS Mfg_________970-535-4540 Jensen Precision_______ 801-866-0175 Kustom Koncepts______ 307-472-0818 Mountain View Machine __435-755-0500 MTI_____________ 505-247-4276 Pillar Machine______ 801-965-1900 Star Precision________303-926-0559 Wrico____________480-892-7800 Custom Auto/Truck/Bike H& S Machine_______ 801-755-7627 Fabrication: Filament Winding S.A. Composites_______ 970-776-3877 FINISHING Fabrication: Composites S.A. Composites_______ 970-776-3877 Advantage Manufacturing_ 877-727-0281 Arizona Finishing______602-438-4443 Fabrication: Enclosures Coating Technologies____623-581-2648 Kustom Koncepts______ 307-472-0818 CPCS_____________303-438-8328 Star Precision________303-926-0559 Metals Finishing LLC______801-718-7969 Fabrication: PAS Technologies______602-744-2648 Medium & Large CAID Industries______435-890-8823 Precision Mach’d Prod____ 970-482-7676 EMJD Corp__________ 303-761-5236 Star Precision________303-926-0559 EPOCS Mfg_________970-535-4540 Superior Grinding______801-487-9700 Group Mfg Serv______ 480-966-39528 TVT Die Casting_______800-280-2278 Weiser Engineering__ 303-280-2778 Wasatch Powder Coating__ 801-718-7969 Anodizing/ Passivation Fabrication: SheetMetal Advantage Manufacturing_ 877-727-0281 Focused on Machining_____303-922-307 A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •

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Silk Screening Glass Bead Clean Arizona Finishing______602-438-4443 Coating Technologies____623-581-2648 PAS Technologies______602-744-2648 Aluminum (Medium & Large) Aero Tech________ 801-292-0493 Iron Phosphates FORMING Metals Finishing LLC______801-718-7969 Wasatch Powder Coating__ 801-718-7969 Dynamic Design & Mfg___ 303-652-0431 EPOCS Mfg_________970-535-4540 Passivation JD Machine_________801-782-4403 Certified Inspection Service___602-267-0661 Star Precision________303-926-0559 Coating Technologies____623-581-2648 FOUNDRY Frontier Group________602-437-2426 Precision Enterprises____ 731-642-8709 PAS Technologies______602-744-2648 GAS NITRIDING Photochemical/Etching Blanchard Metals Proc.___801-972-5590 VACCO Industries______ 626-443-7121 GEAR CUTTING Powder Coating Ponderosa Ind________ 303-298-1801 Arizona Finishing______602-438-4443 Specialty Steel Svcs____ 801-539-8252 CPCS_____________303-438-8328 Gear Hobbing Frontier Group________602-437-2426 Ponderosa Ind________ 303-298-1801 Metals Finishing LLC______801-718-7969 GRINDING Pilkington Metal Finishing_ 801-972-2146 AzMark___________480-926-8969 Star Precision________303-926-0559 Diversified Metal Services__ 801-972-6093 Wasatch Powder Coating__ 801-718-7969 GMN USA_________ 800-686-1679 Sandblasting Machine Tool & Cutter Grinding__ 435-512-4416 Metals Finishing LLC______801-718-7969 PAS Technologies______602-744-2648 Wasatch Powder Coating__ 801-718-7969 Prec. Mach’d Products__ 970-482-7676 Shot Peen Ron Grob Co.________970-667-5320 PAS Technologies______602-744-2648 Steel Services Grinding___ 800-662-0126

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Sun Grinding________602-238-9595 Superior Grinding______801-487-9700 The Toolroom Inc.______ 801-773-6331 Grinding, Blanchard Auburn Tool & Machine_303-278-8769 Diversified Metal Services__ 801-972-6093 Steel Services Grinding___ 800-662-0126 Sun Grinding________602-238-9595 Superior Grinding______ 801487-9700 Grinding, Centerless Ron Grob Co.________970-667-5320 Sun Grinding________602-238-9595 Grinding, Cold Saw AA Carbide________ 801-486-4881 Grinding: OD AzMark___________480-926-8969 Ron Grob Co.________970-667-5320 Sun Grinding________602-238-9595 Superior Grinding______ 801487-9700 Sun Grinding________602-238-9595 Superior Grinding______ 801487-9700

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EMJD Corporation_____303-761-5236 EPOCS Mfg_________970-535-4540 Kustom Koncepts______ 307-472-0818 Richards Fab______ 801-409-0392 Star Precision________303-926-0559 VACCO Industries_____ 626-443-7121 Weiser Engineering__ 303-280-2778 Wrico____________480-892-7800 Laser Cutting: Pipe&Tube Richards Fab______ 801-409-0392 MACHINING Advantage Manufacturing___ 877-727-0281 American Machine & Eng.__ 801-973-0494 CAID Industries______435-890-8823 CNC Machine & Design Inc__801-531-9922 CM Manufacturing____ 406-543-4450 Dynamic Design & Mfg___ 303-652-0431 EPOCS Mfg_________970-535-4540 Flex-Pro___________ 480-773-3239 GL Manufacturing______ 801-634-5894 Kings Peak Manufacturing_ 801-337-5926 Loveridge Machine Co.___ 801-262-1414 Machinists Inc_______ 800-244-4130 Mountain View Machine__435-755-0500 Precision Enterprises____731-642-8709 Quick Turn Machine_____ 801-334-6800 RD Machine & MFg____ 801-977-0447 Radtech__________ 303-789-4247

RP Machining_______ 719-550-1724 Skydandee Mfg______ 801-774-8031 Teton Machining_____ 208-642-9344 The CNC Pros________801-973-0800 TVT Die Casting______ 800-280-2278 Tymar Industries______ 719-548-8995 Weiser Engineering__ 303-280-2778 Machining: 3D Faustson___________303-420-7422 Machining: 5 Axis Accutech Machine______ 801-975-1117 AzMark___________480-926-8969 Blackwing Machine____ 801-645-4485 Faustson___________303-420-7422 Jaguar Precision_______ 505-242-6545 JD Machine_________801-782-4403 Machinists Inc_______ 800-244-4130 MTI_____________ 505-247-4276 Paramount Machine___ 801-886-2755 Precision Enterprises____ 731-642-8709 Precision Tech________801-285-7288 Quick Turn Machine_____ 801-334-6800 41 41

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RP Machining_______ 719-550-1724 S.A. Composites_______ 970-776-3877 The CNC Pros________801-973-0800 Tymar Industries______ 719-548-8995 Machining: Aerospace ATF Aerospace_______480-265-4809 AzMark___________480-926-8969 CAID Industries______435-890-8823 CM Manufacturing____ 406-543-4450 Flex-Pro___________480-773-3239 GroveTec Machining_____503-557-4689 Jaguar Precision_______ 505-242-6545 LAYKE, INC__________602-272-2654 LV Swiss___________435-635-1482 Micropulse West_______480-966-2300 Mountain View Machine__435-755-0500 Paramount Machine____ 801-886-2755 Pinnacle Precision____ 435-563-2722 Ponderosa Ind________ 303-298-1801 Precision Mach’d Products_ 970-482-7676 Radtech__________ 303-789-4247 RD Machine & MFg____ 801-977-0447 RP Machining_______ 719-550-1724 Skydandee Mfg______ 801-774-8031 Teton Machining_____ 208-642-9344 Machining: Automatic StarRex Precision_____ 480-834-6344 Machining: Ceramic O’Keefe Ceramics______ 719-687-0888 Ceramic: Sapphire, Alumina, Silicon, Aluminum, Quartz O’Keefe Ceramics______ 719-687-0888 Machining: CNC Able Machining & Eng.__ 801-268-6766 A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •

Accutech Machine______ 801-975-1117 American Machine & Eng.__ 801-973-0494 Apex Engineering_____ 435-713-0072 ATF Aerospace_______480-265-4809 Auburn Tool & Machine__ 303-278-8769 CM Manufacturing____ 406-543-4450 CNC Machine& Design__ 801-531-9922 Cornerstone Machine___ 801-731-8862 Denver Precision Products__ 303-469-1771 DMSI___________801-972-6093 Dynamic Design & Mfg___ 303-652-0431 EPOCS Mfg________970-535-4540 Faustson__________ 303-420-7422 Flex-Pro___________ 480-773-3239 GL Manufacturing______ 801-634-5894 H& S Machine_______ 801-755-7627 HPMP____________ 801-619-9850 Innovative Precision___ 801-334-6317 Jaguar Precision_______ 505-242-6545 JD Machine_________801-782-4403 Jensen Precision_______ 801-866-0175 Kings Peak Manufacturing_ 801-337-5926 LAYKE, INC__________602-272-2654 Leading Edge Machine__ 435-563-9425 Loveridge Machine Co.___ 801-262-1414 LV Swiss___________435-635-1482 Maverick Mold & Machine_ 970-535-4604 MTI_____________ 505-247-4276 Precision Enterprises____731-642-8709 Pinnacle Precision____435-563-2722 Quick Turn Machine____801-334-6800 The CNC Pros________801-973-0800

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Tymar Industries______ 719-548-8995 Weiser Engineering__ 303-280-2778 Electromechanical Design Machining:Medical RD Machine & Mfg____ 801-977-0447 A&L Machining_______303-373-1540 RP Machining_______ 719-550-1724 CAID Industries______435-890-8823 Star Precision________303-926-0559 Pinnacle Precision____435-563-2722 Teton Machining_____ 208-642-9344 Teton Machining_____ 208-642-9344 The Toolroom Inc._______ 801-773-6331 Tymar Industries______ 719-548-8995 Wrico___________ 480-892-7800 Machining: Milling Machining: Composites American Machine & Eng.__ 801-973-0494 Metalcraft__________888-280-7080 ATF Aerospace_______480-265-4809 Machining: Contract Blackwing Machine____ 801-645-4485 American Machine & Eng.__ 801-973-0494 Auburn Tool & Machine__ 303-278-8769 JD Machine_________801-782-4403 CNC Machine& Design__ 801-531-9922 Jensen Precision_______ 801-866-0175 Cornerstone Machine___ 801-731-8862 LV Swiss___________435-635-1482 DATRON__________ 480-826-3689 Machinists Inc_______ 800-244-4130 Dynamic Design & Mfg___ 303-652-0431 Paramount Machine____801-886-2755 EPOCS Mfg_________970-535-4540 Radtech__________ 303-789-4247 Focused on Machining____303-922-3076 Electromechanical Design GL Manufacturing______ 801-634-5894 Skydandee Mfg______ 801-774-8031 GroveTec Machining_____503-557-4689 Machining: DoD Jaguar Precision_______ 505-242-6545 CM Manufacturing____ 406-543-4450 JD Machine_________801-782-4403 Machining: Large Kings Peak Manufacturing_ 801-337-5926 ATF Aerospace_______480-265-4809 LV Swiss___________435-635-1482 Machining: Laser Machinists Inc_______ 800-244-4130 AzMark___________480-926-8969 Metalcraft__________888-280-7080 Dynamic Design & Mfg___ 303-652-0431 Mountain View Machine__435-755-0500 Faustson__________ 303-420-7422 Gerome Mfg________520-622-8402 MTI_____________ 505-247-4276 Innovative Precision___ 801-334-6317 Pillar Machine______801-965-1900 L.A.R. Manufacturing___ 801-280-3505 Prec. Mach’d Products__970-482-7676 RD Machine & Mfg____ 801-977-0447 Precision Enterprises____731-642-8709 Southwest Waterjet-Laser__480-306-7748 Quick Turn Machine_____ 801-334-6800 VACCO Industries_____ 626-443-7121 Ron Grob Co.________970-667-5320

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Denver Machine Shop____303-295-6000 ENS Welding Service____208-670-0538 H& S Machine_______ 801-755-7627 JD Machine_________801-782-4403 Mountain View Machine__435-755-0500 Pillar Machine______ 801-965-1900 Quick Turn Machine_____ 801-334-6800 Richards Fab______ 801-409-0392 Star Precision________303-926-0559 Weiser Engineering__ 303-280-2778 Wrico__________ 480-892-7800 Pre-Fabricated Pipe Welding ENS Welding Service__ 208-670-0538 Welding: Aluminum Medium & Large Richards Fab______ 801-409-0392 Welding: Orbital Richards Fab______ 801-409-0392 Welding: Pipe ENS Welding Service__ 208-670-0538 Welding: Precision Advantage Manufacturing_ 877-727-0281

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