For this months featured equipment, we look at two high-speed feed lines recently purchased from a leading press manufacturer. These CWP 18 x 0.200 x 25,000 lb., turnkey press feed lines each feature a coil loading car, double reel, hydraulic cropping shear, power driven stock straightener, threading table, heavy duty servo feed with automated travel for die changes and mechanical scrap shear synched to the press to achieve 180 SPM. These feed lines, integrated with the press, will be producing ammunition for one of the largest ammo manufacturers in the U.S. Please visit the link below to watch one of the feed lines in action.
The COVID-19 virus has had an impact on global manufacturing, but Formtek-Maine has remained operational throughout this pandemic. As an essential business as designated by the State of Maine, we continue to maintain the health and safety of our employees while also ensuring our unrelenting ability to serve our customers.
To persist in this effort, we have instituted appropriate protocols based on CDC recommendations. Our facility has established procedures which include the frequent cleaning of all work areas, utilizing questionnaires and temperature checks of personnel, guests, and vendors, limiting the factory access of outside guests and vendors, and requiring the appropriate use of masks. All these efforts have helped us maintain our zero-positive COVID-19 test experience. We will persevere in these activities to ensure that our five decades of serving our customers remains healthy and unbroken throughout this historic event.
Formtek Maine is pleased to announce that Kevin Enos has accepted the position, Vice President of Sales Midwest Region. This opening allowed Kevin and Lori Enos an opportunity to move closer to their children and grandchildren and will allow Kevin the opportunity to focus and utilize his product knowledge, dealer relationships and OEM contacts to rebuild and grow sales back to a level required in this very important region for Formtek Maine. Please join us in welcoming Kevin to his new position.
Formtek Maine thanks Ernie Pollard for 47 years of dedicated service and wishes him all the best with his recent retirement. Ernie started with the company in October of 1969 in assembly and was promoted to the top level in assembly in 1974, Ernie left for a brief time in October 1976 and returned in February 1980 and worked in assembly until his retirement date of April 30, 2020.
Formtek Maine would like to recognize the promotion of Robert Zahoransky to Quality Control Inspector. Robert started at Formtek Maine in our Student Internship Program in October of 2017, was hired fulltime as a B Machinist May of 2018, was promoted to A Machinist in September of 2019 until his recent promotion to QC in March 2020.
In observance of Independence Day, we will be closed Friday, July 3rd, 2020. We hope you enjoy the long weekend!