2020 is around the bend. As is the case in many periodicals, the annual “year in review” writeups will be abound and range in subject matter across the board. With that sentiment in mind, we at The Gateway Magazine thought, ‘hey, why not put a spotlight on all of the spotlights that graced the pages of our magazine throughout 2019?’
So, we’re going to do just that. Thanks for picking up the magazine this year and for taking an interest in the features we’ve been piecing together for twenty years now.
Here’s how 2019 shaped up:
PLASTIC SUPPLY, INC. (PSI)
On Sept 12, 2019, Plastic Supply, Inc. was officially acquired by Piedmont Plastics. PSI will continue business in the same capacity it has for more than 47 years. The only change is that PSI will join the Piedmont Plastics family as an addition to Piedmont’s network of North American branch locations.
8 Liberty Dr., Londonderry, NH 03053 www.piedmontplastics.com
A commercial and aerospace business providing quality heat treating services for over 50 years. What started out as a small heat treat shop in West Hartford, CT. that mainly performed hardening and pack carburizing has grown in size and capabilities ever since.
565 Cedar Street, Newington, CT 06111 www.sousacorp.com
PLASTIC CONCEPTS, INC.
For over 25 years, Plastic Concepts, Inc. has specialized in fabricating plastic furniture and products for laboratories across many industries. You’ll and them in biotech, pharmaceutical, cleanroom, and animal research labs and in semiconductor, plating, solar, fiber optic facilities across the U.S. Product lines include fume hoods, chemical tanks, storage cabinets (desiccator, chemical, garment), clean room equipment (pass-thru ports, casework, glove boxes) wet process stations, animal research equipment and more.
2 Sterling Rd, N. Billerica MA, 01862 www.plastic-concepts.com
LOUIS P. COTE, INC.
Specializing in the relocation, transportation, crating and set-up of machinery for over sixty years. At Cote Riggers they’ve made a science of understanding your business requirement; continually researching the marketplace to stay on top of new trends in handling machinery. The result of these efforts is the most complete package of business-related services that exist in the rigging industry today. From the installation of one piece of equipment to the relocation of a complete company, they can design a project plan to meet your unique needs/challenge.
42 Cote Ave., Go stown, NH 03045 www.lpcote.com
Yankee Casting began as a 2-person shop founded on a passion for the foundry industry. Through continuous improvement and innovation Yankee Casting has evolved into a premier metal casting production facility proudly serving some of the nation’s most demanding industries including aerospace, automotive, maritime, general manufacturing, and more. Yankee Casting welcomes the opportunity to evaluate your part and provide design, materials, and engineering options for manufacturability.
243 Shaker Road, En eld, CT 06082 www.yankeecasting.com
KV TOOLING SYSTEMS
The finest quality carbide cutting tools and sharpening services, as well as custom tool design and fabrication (they are the recipient of ANCA’s Tool of the Year Award 2019), to manufacturing companies throughout New England. Their reputation stands firmly on a foundation of friendly customer service, industry knowledge, modern technology and equipment, manufacturing experience, and dedicated people.
285 Northern Avenue, Augusta, ME 04330 www.kvtooling.com
INDUSTRIAL TRANSFER & STORAGE, INC. (ITS)
ITS specialize in heavy machine rigging and plant relocation services. With over 30 years in the rigging industry, most of their projects involve moving manufacturing or processing equipment of Fortune 500 companies. They provide comprehensive “turnkey” solutions including millwright, structure fabrication, crating, and storage. Clients trust ITS with their time sensitive and machine sensitive moves.
7 West Dudley Rd, Dudley, MA 01571 www.industrialtransfer.com
HOBSON MOTZER, INC.
Hobson & Motzer has grown through the years to include a broad range of capabilities. Vertical integration is a strategy, but listening to the needs of customers has been the driving force behind their manufacturing depth. With each move into a technology—whether precision CNC machining, robotic automation, or PECM—their approach, like their parts, is consistent.
30 Airline Drive, Durham, CT 06422 www.hobsonmotzer.com
Your one stop shop for all of your precision sheet metal needs. Their ISO 9001-2015 registered facility can provide you with parts from initial design, to prototypes through low volume and finally to high volume production all without ever leaving their precision sheet metal stamping facilities. From tool design through final assembly, Eagle Industries provide competitive prices from prototype to high volume on your stamping and forming and precision sheet metal needs.
118 Hollis Road, Hollis Center, ME 04042 www.eagleinds.com
CONSOLIDATED COATING COMPANY
A full service independent finishing company in the northeast specializing in the powder coating and liquid coating of a wide variety of plastic and metal substrates. They apply both decorative and functional coatings in quantities of parts from prototype to high production volume. With offline spray booths and five overhead conveyor spraying systems, Consolidated Coating can accommodate not only a varying degree of volume parts, but also a wide variety of configurations of parts as well.
5 William Way, Bellingham, MA 02019 www.consolidatedcoating.com
STURBRIDGE METALLURGICAL SERVICES, INC.
Widely recognized as the company to go to for reliable, accurate, test results with professional services that meet both your deadline and your budget. Services include failure analysis, hardness and microhardness testing, x-ray fluorescence (XRF) analysis, scanning electron microscope imaging (SEM), material certification, weld evaluation, corrosion testing, grain size analysis, tensile/ bend/compression testing, chemical analysis, abrasion testing, coating thickness verification and others.
8 Picker Road, Sturbridge, Massachusetts 01566 www.smslabs.com
BOLD LASER AUTOMATION
For over 30 years the founders of BOLDTM Laser Automation have worked within the field of applied laser processing technology delivering production worthy tools for industry covering processes for drilling, thin film removal, micro-machining, micro welding, cutting and marking. BOLD’s team has developed laser processes for numerous sectors including microelectronics, aerospace, automotive, display, medical device, solar/green technology, glass, consumer goods, and more.
25 Harvey Rd. #7, Bedford, NH 03110 www.boldlaserautomation.com
SPS SPINDLE PARTS AND SERVICE, LLC
Committed to providing quality spindle rebuilding services with the response you need to keep up with production demands. Although spindle rebuilding is what SPS Spindle is known for, they offer more than just spindle rebuilding services. They provide our customers with a comprehensive list of machine tool and spindle related services, so that your machine downtime is kept to a minimum. The mission of SPS Spindle Parts and Service is to provide high quality spindle rebuilding services, new spindle products, and innovative technologies to industry.
30 Lamy Dr., Go stown, NH 03045 www.spsspindle.com
Thanks to all of you for lending us your time and filling us in on a little bit of what makes your unique operation tick. To read the full features on these fine companies, visit our online back issue archive. It’s all there on-demand.
Interested in having your company featured in a future issue of The Gateway Magazine? Give a shout! We love hearing all your stories and putting them to print. Here’s to 2020!