The Power of an Idea

Like a single seed turning into a mighty redwood, one idea, given the right conditions, can change so much. Greatness in the form of game-changing innovations and revolutionary, opportunity-multiplying companies have started with a lone thought. Like every year, on Thomas Edison’s birthday Metcam celebrated inventors and how they’ve advanced the modern world. From the light bulb […]

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Metcam’s “Manufacturing Success Story” Takes to the Air Waves

Good stories should be shared. Metcam’s Bruce Hagenau recently went on Supply Chain Now Radio to tell the unique story of the 2018 Georgia Manufacturer of the Year. In studio with Georgia Manufacturing Alliance CEO Jason Moss and SCNR‘s Scott Luton and Greg White, the company president and co-owner discussed his professional path, Metcam’s 30-year evolution, its core principles and new […]

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High Standards: Starting from the Bottom

Every business, manufacturing or otherwise, should strive to develop a strong foundation. When commitment to excellence and quality initiatives also flow from the bottom up in an organization, then great performance will no doubt follow. “ISO (International Organization for Standardization) is an industry standard, but most companies have a quality manager that drives everything,” said […]

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Quality Is Still Job #1 in Manufacturing

Quality is still Job #1 in manufacturing. A recent “scorecard” from a Metcam customer showed only three parts rejected for a whole month. “By zeroing in and eliminating waste – wasted motion, time, materials – we become more efficient, make better parts,” said Metcam Vice President Jerry Ward. “All of this is with the intention of […]

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On The Air: Metcam’s Lean Leader

It is no secret that Metcam was Georgia’s Manufacturer of the Year in 2018. It’s also shouldn’t be a secret that the path there required great leadership, guided by experience, a tireless commitment to improvement and constant focus on what matters the most. “We’re always trying to eliminate waste – wasted motion, time, materials,” Jerry Ward, […]

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Lean & Green Go This Team

Successful competitors must see how they measure up against others. Successful companies know that the biggest competition is with oneself. The spirit of self- or continuous improvement that drives daily business decisions and connects them with long-term goals is essential. As a lean manufacturer, Metcam believes that anything that doesn’t add value is waste, but […]

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Metcam Named to the Fab 40

Metcam has made the “FAB 40,” the 40 most successful metal fabricating operations according to the FABRICATOR! In its June issue, North America’s leading magazine for the metal forming and fabricating industry ranked the companies that earn the majority of their revenue from contract and custom manufacturing involving sheet metal and plate fabrication. The honor […]

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