McInnes Rolled Rings
Continued Greening of McInnes Rolled Rings
Now that there is a bit more time available, we have decided to use it for doing green projects throughout our plant to save energy and to lower our overhead going forward. Most businesses realize the cost of energy will only increase in the future. The projects are being selected on the basis of return on investment and the effect it can have on our overall work environment.
Our first project, which will be complete in the next few months, is the replacement of all lighting fixtures throughout the plant. We are replacing our 400 watt and 1,000 watt metal halide fixtures in the plant with T5 high output linear fluorescent fixtures. Benefits include better and more light (higher foot candle ratings) with the same number of fixtures and greatly reduced energy consumption. It is estimated that our electricity consumption for lighting will be reduced by approximately 50%. Even fixtures less than 2 years old are being replaced in this program as the payback will be less than a year. This is in part due to the reduction in the amount of energy consumed and the incentives provided by the Energy Policy Act of 2005. This Act provides significant incentives in the form of tax deductions for companies to improve energy efficiency.
A better planet along with better margins……a good goal for all companies!
March 17, 2011
Top 10 Customer Comments of 2011
Here is a handful of comments provided to us from our Customers from surveys conducted for the 1st QTR 201 business year. We look forward to meeting and exceeding our Customer's expectations for the rest of 2011!
June 16, 2011
McInnes Rolled Rings achieves AS9100B Certification
McInnes Rolled Rings is proud to announce that our quality management system has achieved AS9100B certification. We are committed to our quality management system and have integrated it into all aspects of the company since our ISO 9001 certification was achieved in 2003. The upgrade to AS9100 allowed us to step back, look at our system, and make changes necessary for AS9100 that also promote continuous improvement. The AS9100B standard includes all of the elements of ISO 9001 with additional requirements specific to the aerospace industry.
Through the efforts of each associate McInnes Rolled Rings achieved certification to AS9100B on December 21, 2009. We have also implemented the changes that AS9100C brings and plan to upgrade at our first surveillance audit. We will use the changes to our quality management system to meet our goal … continually improve customer satisfaction by shipping acceptable rings on-time at a competitive price!
December 02, 2010
April 29, 2011
McInnes Rolled Rings has moved forward with the installation of a RAW 160/160 Radial-Axial ring rolling machine from SMS MEER GmbH Ring Rolling Division (Wagner), in conjunction with Girard Associates. The mill will be complemented with a new 3,500 ton press from Erie Press Systems located in Erie, Pennsylvania.
The new mill and press are currently being installed and will be in production at the end of the 1st quarter of 2012. Our progress can be viewed by clicking on the construction fence located in the top right hand corner of our home page.
This commitment will allow McInnes Rolled Rings to produce rings up to 144” in diameter and up to 8,000 lbs in carbon, alloy and stainless steel.
The new mill will target and expand the company’s existing base of business in the power transmission, energy, and the commercial/aircraft bearing markets.
The new 160/160 will complement the existing RAW 63/63 and KFR-630 mills currently producing rings from 4” (100mm) to 72” (1825mm). The new mill will be located at the company’s headquarters in Erie, Pennsylvania.
November 17, 2011
McInnes Rolled Rings has received the Gold Safety Star Award from the Forging Industry Association & Environmental Committee. The award recognizes the company’s efforts in achieving 300 days without a recordable incident.
Associate teamwork has been the driving force in the continuing push to improve safety in every aspect of plant operations. This award confirms the success of their combined efforts.
April 04, 2012
Check out our new video Twice as big, just as fast.
August 22, 2012
After an audit of our quality management system by TUV Rheinland of North America,
McInnes has received updated ISO 9001:2008 and AS9100V certifications.
Copies can be found on our certifications page.
December 21, 2012
This is a video contains information on the process of manufacturing rolled rings.
Not your typical forging video.
Enjoy 5 minutes of “Heavy Metal” and learn more about McInnes and Rolled Rings.
September 11, 2009
Wondering how a Seamless Rolled Ring forging is made without being bored?
We're proud to show off our new "Guide Book to Seamless Rolled Rings,"
and in 4 easy lessons you can be your own expert!
http://www.mcinnesrolledrings.com/capabilities (at bottom of page)
We also have our "5 Minutes of Heavy Metal" video which will help complement
the guide book in visually understanding our product.
As always, if there are any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us and we'll gladly help!
December 21, 2010
June 02, 2011