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DR Power Equipment takes part in 2013 Manufacturing Day

BY HBSDEALER Staff

DR Power Equipment was one of over 800 manufacturers taking part in 2013 Manufacturing Day. The company hosted students and community members at its manufacturing facility in Winooski, Vt., for an in-depth look into its operations.

Visitors learned about engineering, manufacturing and shipping at DR Power Equipment, as well as the company’s machines, which are all built by hand by the manufacturing team.

The event was largely geared toward local high school and tech students, who had an interest in manufacturing careers.

Manufacturing Day is a nationwide event aimed at raising awareness and educating the public about the industry. The event is organized by the Fabricators and Manufacturers Association, International; the National Association of Manufacturers; the Manufacturing Extension Partnership; and the Manufacturing Institute.

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James Pinto joins board of directors at Scovill Fasteners

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James Pinto has been appointed as the newest member of Scovill Fasteners’ board of directors. Pinto is an executive with The Gores Group, Scovill’s parent company.

“I’m pleased to have someone of Jim’s caliber and experience join our board, and am excited for our team’s opportunity to work with him," said Craig Stoudt, Scovill CEO. “Over the last several months, Scovill has made tremendous progress as we have transitioned our organization forward by focusing internally on operational improvement and externally on providing the best possible experience for our customers. Jim’s background in operations and experience with best-in-class organizations will provide us with valuable insight as we continue our transformation and growth."

Pinto has performed in various operational and supply chain capacities for various aerospace and industrial businesses. His previous employers included Textron Lycoming, Greenlee Textron, Textron Fluid and Power and Tyco International. He also carries Six Sigma Greenbelt and Champion Certifications.

Scovill is a manufacturer of closures and fasteners for various markets, ranging from apparel to sporting goods, military, marine and medical.

“I look forward to partnering with Craig and the Scovill leadership team,” said Pinto. “The business has made significant progress during the past year, and I look forward to assisting the team with continued top-line growth and operational improvements.”

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DAP launches new online resources for SmartBond adhesive

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In an effort to help customers understand its new construction adhesive product, DAP has set a number of new resources live on the SmartBond website.

Visitors to the site will be able to take advantage of the SmartBond Coverage Calculator, which gives uses an estimate of how much product is needed for their job, as well as how many traditional adhesive cartridges would be required for the same job.

Other resources include product demonstration videos, mobile Home Depot locator, detailed product information and a Spanish-language version of the site.

SmartBond is a construction adhesive that provides eight times the coverage in one 20-oz. can as a standard 28-oz. cartridge, as proven by the NAHB Research Center. It can also be applied up to 25% faster than a 10-oz. cartridge adhesive — it takes 20 seconds to start using a new can, compared with two minutes or more to change a traditional cartridge.

Customers can choose between three product varieties for Subfloor, Heavy Duty and Landscape. DAP touts the collapsible foam as an industry first.

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