Friday, October 17, 2014

3 Important Ways CALcables Is A Part Of Your Everyday Life

How could a little Tier II supplier in manufacturing possibly affect the daily lives of the general population?   We simply don't make the products you use everyday.   From the moment you wake up in the morning to the time you end your day, many of the products you use over and over again required a spot weld and that's where we come in.  Take a look below and see if you can identify some of the everyday items you use and think of CAL - the little Tier II supplier who makes your day a little better and a little easier.

The soccer mom minivan Chrysler has a full line of spot welders (MIG) welders utilizing a copper laminated shunt that welds the frame of your minivan.

Hauling materials, snowmobiles, and ATV's in your trailer today?   The metal frames of trailers require an appropriate spot weld to hold the joints in place - as you drive down the highway, the last thing you want to worry about is whether or not your trailer is going to fall apart.

Food Service - restaurants, bakeries, cafeterias need aluminum racks to shelve trays, cool pans of fresh baked goods, and stock shelves at the grocery store.

Whether you are driving a minivan full of kids to a soccer game, hauling equipment in a trailer or utilizing aluminum racks in a restaurant, baker or grocery store, you probably don't think for a second that any of these items would fail to work.   CALcables doesn't worry either, as we supply quality welding power leads to manufacturers, automakers, and other Tier I and Tier II suppliers enabling them to appropriately power up and weld a variety of metals that meets industry standards.  Oh yeah...also providing the products you use just about every day.   

Thursday, October 16, 2014

People On The Move

People On The Move

CALCABLES is on the move with MLIVE and People On The Move.  In the business section, CAL features Plant Manager, Russell Hayward and Board Trustee, Cheryl Benson.

Click the link to read the press release and others in the Kalamazoo area who are moving into new positions.

MLIVE Business Editor, Al Jones, with the story.

-Two leaders additions were announced recently at Cal Manufacturing Inc., of Vicksburg, a manufacturer of resistance welding cables, resistance welders, arc welders and related industry equipment. Russ Hayward has been appointed plant manager. Hayward brings many years of experience in the welding industry, including managing industrial plant functions, supervising staff and managing inventory. He joined Cal in 2011 as a welder. Cheryl Benson has been named operations manager. In that post, she will oversee plant production, human resources, sales and strategic purchasing.Benson joined the woman-owned, woman-run business in 2011 as member of its board of trustees.

Of course, at CAL we love social media and the opportunity to bring a face to a name for our many customers, suppliers and colleagues in the industry.   A part of our customer service is making sure continually evaluate our processes internally and externally and alter our course of navigation when needed to hit the goals we have set.  

In the Kalamazoo area?   Stop in and visit with the team at CALcables, your partner in the resistance welding consumables industry.

5 Important Things About Calcables You May Not Know

Resistance welding cables - a product you may not use in your everyday life; however, it is an integral part of a spot welder that assembles almost everything you utilize in the course of your day from your vehicle to your spice rack.

Every day, millions of Americans get in their car and travel to and from work, school, shopping and the first thing you do (or should do) is buckle your seatbelt!  Calcables manufactures a specific air cooled cable that has application on a robotic spot welder that assembles parts for seatbelts.

Flying the friendly skies?  The aerospace industry utilizes welding cells in automation with state-of-the-art robotic MIG welders that utilize a dual conductor kickless cables.

Have we all seen Apollo 13 starring Tom Hanks?   NASA's institutions utilize a special 8-foot dual conductor kickless cable to weld equipment in their research institutes.

Spice racks, tool cabinets, and decorative shelving in stores like GAP are all built by a manufacturer utilizing welding equipment powered by Calcables.

Calcables is most likely the last thing you might think about when it comes to these everyday applications; however, our specialized resistance welding cables are utilized in the assembly of just about everything we touch in our daily lives.