Metcam Fills Expanded Chief Financial Officer Position;
Hires New Personnel to Staff Key Production-Based Roles
(May 9, 2013)
Metcam, a fabricator of sheet metal components and assemblies for OEMs, today announced it has filled positions in three key roles: Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Materials Manager and Quality Manager.
Metcam Adopts New Technologies; Expands Production Capacity;
Resulting in Record Sales Growth
(April 25, 2013)
Metcam, a fabricator of sheet metal components and assemblies for OEMs, today announced it has completed implementation of a number of improvements, from plant configuration changes and floor space expansion to installation of more than $2 million in new equipment.
U.S. Manufacturers Gain Edge over Foreign Competition with Quality and Sustainability Initiatives
(January 11, 2013) - eponline.com
Environmental sustainability is being increasingly linked to initiatives in “lean manufacturing”, an area in which U.S. manufacturers have excelled for years. The focus of lean manufacturing is to reduce waste—wasted materials, motion, time, effort, inventory, transportation expense, and other expenses involved in the manufacturing process.
Metcam Manufacturing Day Attracts Broad Community Interest;
Sparks Plans for Future High School Visits
(October 29, 2012)
Metcam’s Manufacturing Day, held October 5, 2012, drew a substantial and engaged crowd of attendees interested in learning more about manufacturing. Attendees included students from nearby Lanier Technical College as well as leaders from Forsyth and Fulton County Schools.
Metcam Opens Doors for Manufacturing Day: October 5, 2012
Factory Tours Raise Awareness of Skilled Career Options and Importance of Manufacturing to U.S. Economy
(September 14, 2012)
To highlight the importance of manufacturing to the nation's economy and draw attention to the many rewarding high-skill jobs available in manufacturing fields, Metcam, a fabricator of sheet metal components and assemblies for OEMs, has joined a group of public and private organizations in the launch of Manufacturing Day on Oct. 5, 2012.
Metcam Shines Spotlight on Diversity; Commitment to Quality and Sustainability with New REFUsol Fabrication Contract
(August 28, 2012)
Metcam, a fabricator of sheet metal components and assemblies for OEMs, announced today that it has signed a letter of intent with German firm REFUsol GmbH to fabricate aluminum enclosures and other parts for photovoltaic inverters used in solar panel arrays.
Biz Talk Podcast
Cellular fabrication at Metcam
(March 28, 2012) - thefabricator.com
Alpharetta, GA-based Metcam recently transformed its shop floor. The shop now organizes its entire fabrication operation not in process-based departments, but in manufacturing cells. Read the story. (Length: 5 minutes)
Metcam Continues to Grow
(September 22, 2011) - wsbtv.com
Visual work instructions reduce comprehension time and errors, raising quality and efficiency.
(June 1, 2011) - ohsonline.com
For any company that performs fabrication and assembly, documenting work instructions and processes is a daunting task. Customers revise and update their products frequently. Assembly process improvements require changes to paper documents. Often, before the paper document can be changed, the product or process has been revised again. Providing up-to-date work instructions for the assembly area requires constant attention to the documentation.
Bringing it Home - U.S. Firms Can Reclaim Clients
(SPRING/SUMMER 2011) - manufacturing-today.com
With companies from General Electric to NCR announcing the reinstatement of U.S. production, and Whirlpool, Dow, and other firms building new U.S. factories, it's undeniable that interest in insourcing among U.S. firms is on the rise. Nevertheless, this doesn't mean manufacturers can simply open their arms and say, "Come home."
Metcam Expands Workforce with the Addition of 30 New Jobs, Enters Training Partnership with
Georgia Quick Start and Lanier Technical College
(April 29, 2011)
Metcam, a fabricator of sheet metal components and assemblies for OEMs, announced today that it will be adding 30 new positions to their Forsyth County-based facility. The new manufacturing hires represent a 20% increase in the overall size of Metcam's workforce.
Precision metal fabricator Metcam is growing in Alpharetta. The company recently announced a training partnership with Georgia Quick Start and Lanier Technical College in support of a 30-job expansion in the company's advanced metalworking operation.
Metcam earns Gold Level Partner designation from Partnership for a Sustainable Georgia
(March 7, 2011) - thefabricator.com
Metcam, a fabricator of sheet metal components and assemblies for OEMs based in Alpharetta, Ga., has announced that it has been accepted as a Gold Level Partner with the Partnership for a Sustainable Georgia.
The partnership fosters environmental leadership and recognizes superior environmental performance in companies. Gold Level Partners' environmental programs integrate robust pollution prevention efforts and community outreach.
Metcam's Environmental Efforts Earn Gold from Partnership for a Sustainable Georgia
(February 23, 2011)
Metcam, a fabricator of sheet metal components and assemblies for OEMs, announced today that it has been accepted as a Gold Level Partner with the Partnership for a Sustainable Georgia. The Partnership for a Sustainable Georgia fosters environmental leadership and recognizes superior environmental performance in companies.
The repatriation of U.S. manufacturing: The case for bringing business home
By Bruce Hagenau, on thefabricator.com
(February 7, 2011)
Some manufacturing work formerly outsourced to other countries is beginning to return to the U.S. What's behind this shift, and how can fabricators best position themselves to acquire some of this repatriated work?
Metcam Minimizes Manufacturing Errors with Plant Standardization on Visual Work Instructions
(January 11, 2011)
Metcam, a fabricator of sheet metal components and assemblies for OEMs, announced today a facility-wide commitment to the implementation of visual work instructions. The new digital imagery instruction system reduces errors, increases the quality of production and improves plant efficiency.
Innovative Approach Pays Off: Metcam Reports Record Revenues
(January 2011) - fabricatingandmetalworking.com
Metcam, Inc. (Alpharetta, GA) recently announced that they achieved record revenues in the third quarter of 2010. Quarterly revenues increased 46 percent over the first quarter and 26 percent over the second quarter, resulting in the second highest quarterly sales on record for the 21-year old firm. Furthermore, the manufacturing firm is projecting record yearly revenues of more than $20 million, representing a 16 percent growth in annual sales over 2009.
Metcam Honored with Tyco Supplier Excellence Award
(November 16, 2010)
Metcam, a fabricator of sheet metal components and assemblies for OEMs, announced today that they are the recipient of Tyco Fire & Safety's Supplier Excellence Award. The award was presented at Tyco's Sourcing Council 2010 Suppliers Day conference at the Boca Raton Marriott in Boca Raton, FL.
Metcam Reports Record Revenues as Innovative Approach Pays Off
(November 9, 2010)
Metcam, a fabricator of sheet metal components and assemblies for OEMs, announced today that they achieved record revenues in the third quarter of 2010. Quarterly revenues increased 46% over the first quarter and 26% over the second quarter, resulting in the second highest quarterly sales on record for the 21-year old firm.
Many shop managers bring a few top people to FABTECH, but Jerry Ward, vice president of Metcam, knew he wanted to bring more. After all, it's only about 30 miles between downtown Atlanta and the contract fabricator's shop floor in Alpharetta, GA.
Facility Upgrades Result in Reductions in Energy Costs for Alpharetta Company
Metcam implements Sustainable Manufacturing programs and reaps rewards
(August 2010) - gasustainability.org
As part of their ISO 14001 program implementation, Metcam identified the significant environmental aspects of their operations along with the associated environmental impacts from these activities. The significant environmental impacts they identified included energy usage, natural resource consumption, and solid waste generation.
A team of 25 Metcam employees developed a revised Metcam Mission Statement. The group focused on making the Mission Statement simple, meaningful and easy to remember. Taking time to go offsite for this effort, the team succeeded in revising the Mission Statement.
Metcam Tenure of Employees Continues to Grow. (August 2009)
The experience of Metcam's workforce can be measured in part, by employee tenure. The tenure of Metcam's salaried employees now exceeds an average of 13 years. The tenure of Metcam's hourly employees is now 6 years.
Metcam is completing a series of renovations and upgrades to its 100,000 square foot facility, which include installing a new insulated roof, floor repair and painting throughout, installation of low energy/ high output lights throughout, and upgrade to plant HVAC systems, including sophisticated digital monitoring and control.
Metcam Successfully Completes ISO 14001/2004 Audit. (June 2009)
Metcam has successfully completed the transition audit for certification to ISO 14001/2004 standard. The audit was performed in June 2009. The registrar conducting the audit was Advantage International Registrar.
Metcam Pursues Gold Level Partnership with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. (June 2009)
Metcam is currently a Silver Level Partner in the Partnership for a Sustainable Georgia. Having completed ISO 14001/2004 registration, Metcam is now pursuing the highest level of partnership with the Georgia DNR and its Partnership for a Sustainable Georgia.
Metcam Partners in the Clean Air Campaign. (April 2009)
Metcam has been a corporate member of the Clean Air Campaign since March of 2008. This partnership has provided training to Metcam's employees regarding energy conservation, air quality, and tele-commuting
Metcam completes Rebuild of Paint System Ovens and Conveyor Controllers. (January 2009)
An important aspect to this upgrade is the ability to remotely monitor key temperatures and the paint line conveyor speed.
To meet growing demand, Metcam has added three additional turrets over the past several years . . . one Amada Vipros 358K and two Amada EM2510s with auto load/unload.
Metcam Welcomes Sue Max as EHS Manager. (September 2008)
Sue's experience and expertise fit well with the requirements for Metcam's position of Environmental Health and Safety Manager. Sue will focus on environmental compliance, employee health and safety, environmental management system implementation, ISO 14001 implementation, and workers compensation. Sue holds a Master's Degree in Public Health and is a Certified Hazardous Materials Manager.
Metcam Welcomes Anne Williams as Human Resources Manager. (December (2007)
Anne Williams joins the Metcam team as HR Manager. In addition to her certification as a Professional in Human Resources, Anne also has Master's degrees in Business and Human Resources. Anne will be instrumental in advancing a wide range of HR programs at Metcam, including a formal employee evaluation program and managerial training on HR topics.
Metcam Welcomes Return of Bob Cheek as Quality Manager. (March 2007)
We are pleased to announce that Bob Cheek has rejoined Metcam as Quality Manager. Bob has tremendous experience in both production and quality, with expertise in ISO9000, quality metrics, lean manufacturing, internal and external auditing, product failure analysis, and quality training.
Metcam Introduces New Video Kiosk Design for AES Marketing (July 2006)
Metcam introduces a new video kiosk for use by American Exhibition Services Marketing (AES Marketing). The firm plans to carry the units to tradeshows all over the country and was seeking a design that was mobile and as light as possible. The kiosk features 2 video displays and two backlit add displays. It collapses to a cube that rides on a custom pallet.
Metcam Announces Bill Freeman as Plant Manager. (July 2005)
Bill Freeman has been a part of the Metcam team for over 10 years, and has now advanced to Plant Manager. With over 30 years of broad manufacturing experience, Bill brings tried and true skills in plant management, lean manufacturing, quality and health and safety.
Metcam Receives Avaya Award. (October 2004)
Metcam was pleased to accept an award from Avaya Communications at the company's first ever Supplier Forum.
Metcam Featured as Cover Story Article in February 2004 Metalforming Magazine. (February 2004)
Less wastewater, better quality AND lower costs?! This cover story in the February 2004 Metalforming magazine describes how Metcam accomplished this unlikely task. It also hints at the next phase of pollution prevention -- taking hexavalent chrome out of the aluminum pretreatment process!
Metcam expands partnership with Georgia Department of Natural Resources. (December 2003)
Metcam has expanded its partnership with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Pollution Prevention Assistance Division to study the effectiveness of a non-hazardous substitute for both a chrome conversion chemistry used on aluminum substrates and an iron phosphate chemistry used on steel substrates. A final draft of the report will be submitted by August 31, 2004.
Metcam puts high tech video advertising kiosks into McCormick Place in Chicago. (October 2003)
Working with American Exhibition Services, Metcam has introduced twelve video advertising kiosks into Chicago's McCormick Place convention center.
Jerry Ward Takes Position on Board of Fabricators and Manufacturers Association (January 2003)
Jerry Ward, Vice President, is selected to serve as a Board Member and a member of the Technology Council of the Fabricators and Manufactures Association, International (FMA), which focuses on the educational and workforce development needs of the metal fabricating industry.
Metcam's "Quick Turn Prototyping" services well received. (February 2003)
To meet our customers' rapid prototyping needs, Metcam has developed a system called QTP (Quick-Turn Prototyping).
Bruce Hagenau is a Founding Member of the Georgia Technology Leadership Coalition. (June 2002)
Mr. Hagenau's participation in the Tech America (formerly AeA), the nation's largest trade association of technology companies, which included a term as Chairman of the Southeast Council and a member of the National Board of Directors, led to his involvement in the formation of the Technology Leadership Coalition. The TLC represents the interests of Georgia's high technology community in state and local legislative issues.
Metcam Receives ISO Registration. (May 2001)
May 7, 2001 - Metcam, Inc. announced today that its Quality Management System has been certified to meet the requirements of ISO9002:1994 by Det Norske Veritas (DNV) Certifications, Inc.
(Item updated 1/14/99)
Metcam announces completion of facilities expansion. The expansion increased parking, employee break areas and restroom facilities. With the new facilities, Metcam will be able to employ up to 175 employees. Metcam currently averages about 130 employees. In addition, Metcam has renovated its manufacturing operations. All equipment has been realigned for lean manufacturing. The assembly operations have been consolidated and expanded.
Siemens Certified Vendor
(Item Updated April 21, 1998)
On January 14, 1998, Metcam achieved 1997/1998 Certified Vendor Status with Siemens Telecom Networks (STN).