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Precision Plus Expands Sales Coverage into California

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Elkhorn, WI (September 29th, 2021) – Precision Plus is pleased to announce the addition of a California-based sales team. The new sales engineers will allow Precision Plus to provide more personalized service with onsite visits to California prospects and existing clients. Jeff Haskell and Carl Davidson bring 25 years of sales experience to the Precision Plus team. They specialize in servicing customers in the southern California area including companies in the Aerospace, Medical, Defense, and Automotive industries.

“Were excited about the addition of Jeff and Carl to our team. Their experience in these markets that we serve will provide that extra “plus” to our clients. That’s been the recipe for our continued growth and the secret to our success.” – Michael J. Reader, President

To schedule a visit in the California area to learn more about Precision Plus’s machining capabilities, contact Jeff Haskell, Sales Engineer, at HaskellJ@preplus.com. For more information on how Precision Plus’s advanced manufacturing capabilities can benefit you, contact Ryan Nuhn, Sales Engineer and Estimator, at nuhnr@preplus.com.

Haas CL-1

Precision Plus Adds 2 Haas Chucker Lathes to Improve Secondary Machining Capabilities

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Elkhorn, WI (August 23rd, 2021) – On Monday, August 9th, Precision Plus acquired two brand new Haas CL-1 Chucker Lathes to add to their fleet of advanced secondary equipment.

The Haas CL-1’s are ultra-compact CNC lathes with an 8-station automatic turret. These machines fit in well at Precision Plus and will be utilized for small-part production, secondary operations, and prototyping. Industries that will benefit from the additions of these machines include aerospace, medical, dental, and pneumatic/hydraulic control systems.

Director of Education Stefan Brusky working with students Brad and Xavier

Youth Apprenticeships at Precision Plus Teach the Next Generation of Manufacturing Professionals Valuable Industry Knowledge

Elkhorn, WI (May 25th, 2021) – Since the Precision Plus Youth Apprenticeship Program’s inception back in 2013, students have been learning hands-on how to maintain technology that is the foundation of Swiss Machining. Director of Education & Business Development, Stefan Brusky, has been guiding current Youth Apprentices through projects in his first year with Precision Plus.

A photo of the Swiss CAMs department at Precision Plus, featuring our fleet of Tornos machines.

Bringing in New Technology Doesn’t Mean Out with the Tornos

It’s no secret Precision Plus has invested a great deal to procure the latest technology. In January, we brought in 2 additional Star SW-20’s to round out a trio of high-volume, state-of-the-art Swiss machines. In 2020, equipment acquisitions included 2 Star SW-12RII’s along with a 2nd Brother R650XI Speedio Vertical Milling Center with a twin pallet and Nikken 4th axis table. These additions to the fleet join other high-tech equipment such as our collaborative robot, Sawyer, the Hardinge super precision lathe, and our variety of Swiss CNC Star machines.

Dr. Robert Spitzer Donates Life’s Work

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The Wisconsin Historical Society (WHS) recently celebrated the transfer of Dr. Robert R. Spitzer’s personal and professional papers to the Society. It is noteworthy to share that the WHS is the second largest repository of historical artifacts like it in the country, second only to the Library of Congress. Their archivists catalogue the materials over the next few years before the final presentation is ready. Dr. Spitzer’s sharing of 96 years of leadership, inspiration, and world travels is truly a treasure for the state of Wisconsin. Dr. Spitzer says this is his way of giving back to an organization he truly admires. Read more at https://www.wisconsinhistory.org/columns/2018-may-jul/mobile/index.html#p=13.

Foxconn Groundbreaking Celebration

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I was honored to be among the invited guests for the Foxconn groundbreaking celebration on June 28th, and I wanted to share a few of the takeaways. I did not know what to expect going in, as there was little information published ahead of time. With all the rain and very warm temperatures we had been experiencing, I did not know if I needed to dust off the outdoor boots with shorts and a t-shirt or wear the suit and dress shoes. It turned out the boots were not needed, and the air conditioning was a welcome relief from the high temps, as they shuttled everyone to the site nearby that they have been leasing for the past few months. 

Catching Up With PMPA

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The great group of folks who took part in the two-day training session at ZPS America.

Besides being President of Precision Plus, Mike Reader also wears the hat of First Vice President of the Precision Machine Products Association (PMPA). He is now one and a half years into his three-year commitment with the association and path to the association presidency. He says it has been a rewarding journey and one filled with opportunities, as the PMPA leadership team works to redefine itself and the service model for their membership going forward.

What Will the Tariffs on Steel and Aluminum Cost Us?

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The news is saturated, as of late, with the tariffs on steel and aluminum imports imposed by the Trump administration. Rightly, many are concerned with what this means and the possible harm it will cause. Will the imposed tariffs help local producers of these metals, or will it only hurt U.S. companies, resulting in increased costs and possible job losses?

Welcoming Foxconn to Wisconsin

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Overlooking Fortaleza Hall at S.C. Johnson headquarters.

Last Friday, November 10th, S.C. Johnson CEO Fisk Johnson and the S.C. Johnson team hosted the historic signing of the Foxconn Technology Group contract, bringing a projected $10 billion investment, 20 million + square feet, and up to 13,000 high tech jobs to southeastern Wisconsin. 

Coolest Thing Made in Wisconsin

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The Coolest Thing Made in Wisconsin contest has become one of the most fun things about Manufacturing Month in Wisconsin. This year’s contest garnered nearly 200,000 votes — more than 10 times as many votes than WMC’s inaugural coolest thing contest, which crowned Harley-Davidson’s Milwaukee Eight Engine the winner last year.

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