Huron Automatic Screw Company Springing for Sustainable Practices

Huron Automatic Screw Company Springing for Sustainable Practices

The manufacturing industry is often cast as a heavy-pollutant contributor, but companies like Huron Automatic Screw Company are acting to change this perception.

With Spring in motion and Summer right around the corner, the blooming of Michigan’s beautiful environment reminds us at Huron Automatic Screw Company of the importance of using sustainable practices. We consider it to be an obligation to our community when it comes to adopting ‘greener’ standards. As a premium manufacturer to a large portion of the state, we understand that we have an opportunity to make a positive difference in both a small and large scale, while simultaneously leading by example within the industry. At Huron Automatic Screw Company, implementing sustainable practices is an essential part of our business.

Why Push for Sustainable Manufacturing?

Obviously, there is a moral obligation for companies to adopt sustainable practices, but there are also plenty of practical reasons as well. In fact, sustainable manufacturing leads to reduced costs, increased customer appeal, and decreased environmental, health, and safety impacts.

Here are a few reasons to ‘Go Green’:

  • Reducing waste during manufacturing processes increases operational efficiency and cuts unnecessary costs.
  • Creating a sustainable reputation fortifies relationships with existing customers, while attracting new customers and building public trust.
  • Sustainable manufacturing leads to lower regulatory compliance costs and greater access to financing and capital.
  • Improving employee satisfaction is another benefit. ‘Green’ companies find it easier to hire and retain employees.

As you can see, there are many reasons to create a more sustainable work environment, but the most essential reasons are the preservation of our shared environment and the health of our workers.

Shifting Toward Sustainable Manufacturing

Companies of all sizes, ages, and industries have felt the push toward sustainability, but the manufacturing industry has received heavier scrutiny for the vast waste production associated with it. Huron Automatic Screw Company and many other manufacturers have joined the movement to change this perception of our industry. One way we do this is by constantly analyzing our manufacturing procedures to make sure our we’ve reduced waste production to the lowest point. Also, on a more universal level, companies can be more sustainable by upgrading features in their facilities. For example, by changing the lights to more energy efficient bulbs and syncing them to a timer or motion sensor, companies can reduce energy use.

There are a number of ways to push your business in the ‘Green’ direction, but the best method is to keep up with the latest trends in sustainability. Being active in the community helps to create a network of shared ideas that pushes the sustainability movement forward. At Huron Automatic Screw Company, we’re active participants in industry organizations like the Precision Machined Products Association (PMPA) and the Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association (HDMA) National Fastener Distributors Association (NFDA) because it keeps our business at the forefront of developing trends. We consider sustainability to be a top-priority, and we urge others to do the same.

About Huron Automatic Screw Company

With over 85 years of experience, Huron Automatic Screw Company is highly regarded in the fastener manufacturing industry for product excellence and quick turnaround, making us an ideal partner to handle your prototype through production quantity jobs. Our precision machined threaded fasteners, pins, spacers and other parts are purchased by fastener distributors, component manufacturers and OEMs across the United States and go into a wide variety of components such as axles, power trains, suspensions, engines and steering components.

Our tradition of quality and our use of innovative modern manufacturing practices have been our company’s competitive edge in manufacturing precision machined products.  Add to that our reputation for on-time delivery and competitive prices, and you’ve got every answer you need to give us a try on your next project.

Huron Automatic Screw Company
4918 Gratiot Ave
St Clair, MI
48079
US
Phone: 810-364-6636
How to ‘Go Green’ in the Manufacturing Industry

How to ‘Go Green’ in the Manufacturing Industry

Huron Automatic Screw Company offers insight into implementing new and innovative processes to create a more sustainable workplace.

In the current political climate, it has become apparent that the state of the environment is a high-priority concern for many people around the world. At Huron Automatic Screw Company, we share that concern. As a manufacturer involved in several industries that have an impact on the environment, such as the various facets of the transportation industry, it is our responsibility to make a conscious effort to go green. That’s why we believe in the continuous improvement of our methods and tools to create a more sustainable work environment.

The Push to ‘Go Green’

It seems only right that automotive and transportation manufacturers have a greater responsibility to go green due to the polluting nature of and high demand for their products. Huron Automatic Screw Company wants to offer a few tips that might help your business make the transition to sustainability:

  • Perform an Energy Audit of Facilities – This will identify the areas in the building where energy is being wasted, or harming the environment. With this information, manufacturers can make adjustments, such as switching to energy-efficient lighting products (automated motion lights are useful too), sealing air leaks in the building, and upgrading motors to greener models.
  • Reducing Waste – It’s very important to implement methods that carefully and consistently analyze production processes to monitor waste. By understanding where waste occurs and why, manufacturers can make sure every resource is being used as efficiently as possible.
  • Using Green Materials – One of the most obvious ways for manufacturers to create a more sustainable operation is by using environmentally-friendly materials. Though this is not possible in some situations—often the functionality of a product is dependent on the material—it’s important to take advantage when substituting for a greener material is an option.
  • Recycle and Re-Use Materials – Many manufacturers reduce waste and decrease material cost by recycling and re-using excess materials. In some cases, using raw materials cannot be avoided. However, if the project allows for it, companies can source raw materials in an environmentally-friendly fashion by getting them from waste streams, post-consumer waste, construction waste, or renewable agricultural sources.

Closely monitoring manufacturing procedures and inspecting facilities and machinery for efficiency is the key to transitioning to a sustainable work environment. Our staff at Huron Automatic Screw Company are trained to continuously do so in an effort to keep up with a transforming industry. We support the push toward sustainability and will continue to evolve with every innovation in motion to ‘Go Green’.

About Huron Automatic Screw Company

With over 85 years of experience, Huron Automatic Screw Company is highly regarded in the fastener manufacturing industry for product excellence and quick turnaround, making us an ideal partner to handle your prototype through production quantity jobs. Our precision machined threaded fasteners, pins, spacers and other parts are purchased by fastener distributors, component manufacturers and OEMs across the United States and go into a wide variety of components such as axles, power trains, suspensions, engines and steering components.

Our tradition of quality and our use of innovative modern manufacturing practices have been our company’s competitive edge in manufacturing precision machined products.  Add to that our reputation for on-time delivery and competitive prices, and you’ve got every answer you need to give us a try on your next project.

Huron Automatic Screw Company
4918 Gratiot Ave
St Clair, MI
48079
US
Phone: 810-364-6636
Huron Automatic Screw Company Supports MEMA’s Efforts in Washington D.C.

Huron Automatic Screw Company Supports MEMA’s Efforts in Washington D.C.

Huron Automatic Screw Company supports the motor vehicle supplier industry’s efforts to create a safer, more sustainable, and more profitable industry. Legislation in Washington D.C. moves quite slowly and often ends in a paralyzed state due to opposing sides refusing to negotiate, or coming to a compromise that ultimately effects no real change. Being a direct provider of over 734,000 jobs, the motor vehicle supplier industry is an important part of this country. Huron Automatic Screw Company supports MEMA’s (Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association) efforts to educate congress members on how we can create an even better auto industry.

The Importance of Education

As a valued member of MEMA and the HDMA (Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association), Huron Automatic Screw Company believes it is important to be involved with government regulation. When dealing with an industry as large and complex as the auto supplier industry, things must be heavily regulated to ensure the safety, equality, and efficiency of the industry. However, many congress members are uneducated in regards to the ins and outs of the auto industry. This is where MEMA and the HDMA attempt to fill the knowledge gap. MEMA operates one of the largest websites in the industry and uses it as a platform to inform members and non-members of current events involving the industry. Anyone interested is able to take advantage of the website and browse the various articles dealing with industry events, innovations, news, and legislative changes. Aside from that the MEMA government affairs office in Washington D.C. monitors state and federal legislation and regulation impacting the industry. MEMA works closely with congress members attempting to educate them on the importance of the industry and its pivotal role in the top bipartisan priority – creating jobs.

What is Currently Happening in Auto-Industry Related Government?

Over the past few years, there has been a significant push in this country toward sustainable and healthy practices in every industry. MEMA has been an active participant in making sure that the auto-industry is moving in this direction as well. Recently, MEMA worked with California state government to make sure that auto suppliers and manufacturers are using safe chemicals, and labeling any that may be harmful. This was part of a push to reform California’s Proposition 65, and it was successful. It is efforts like this that Huron Automatic Screw Company finds it important to support. As an active member of the auto-part manufacturing industry, Huron Automatic Screw Company wants to see the enforcing of safe and healthy practices, the continuing growth of jobs, and furthering efficiency in the industry.

About Huron Automatic Screw Company

With over 85 years of experience, Huron Automatic Screw Company is highly regarded in the fastener manufacturing industry for product excellence and quick turnaround, making us an ideal partner to handle your prototype through production quantity jobs. Our precision machined threaded fasteners, pins, spacers and other parts are purchased by fastener distributors, component manufacturers and OEMs across the United States and go into a wide variety of components such as axles, power trains, suspensions, engines and steering components.

Our tradition of quality and our use of innovative modern manufacturing practices have been our company’s competitive edge in manufacturing precision machined products.  Add to that our reputation for on-time delivery and competitive prices, and you’ve got every answer you need to give us a try on your next project.

Huron Automatic Screw Company
4918 Gratiot Ave
St Clair, MI
48079
US
Phone: 810-364-6636

Image Courtesy of mema.org

Huron Automatic Screw Company Values Environmental Sustainability

Huron Automatic Screw Company Values Environmental Sustainability

Huron Automatic Screw Company continues to evolve, focusing on technology and sustainability along with the transportation industry.

Every generation has its cause and for the millennials it is creating environmentally responsible methods to maintain the lifestyle our country has become acquainted to. For the automotive and transportation industries, supporting sustainability and advancing technology have been two of the biggest drives in recent years. Huron Automatic Screw Company supports sustainability efforts by valuing the evolution of technology and the continued improvement of manufacturing processes.

Transportation Shifts Toward ‘Running Green’

Automotive and transportation manufacturers have an increased value to ‘go green’. A Missouri based manufacturer Orange EV has made the news recently for its noticeable expansion as a result of their premium line of sustainable vehicles. In a recent addition of Fleet Owner magazine, a spokesperson for Orange EV stated that, “Fleets have been telling us for two years that they want a new truck option. Now they can get it in the same industry-leading chassis they already know and rely upon.” They have been reforming their vehicles, ranging from heavy transportation to large farm equipment, to be environmentally friendly. Orders for their new T-series pure electric Terminal truck have been flowing in at a rapid pace. These trucks provide a cost-effective way of eliminating the need for diesel and, more importantly, reducing the overall pollution in an industry criticized for its CO2 emissions.

Continued Innovation with Huron Automatic Screw Company

Huron Automatic Screw Company values their reputation of consistency and continued improvement. As companies like Orange EV shift to sustainable efforts, Huron Automatic Screw Company also evaluates practices to ensure that operations are at the utmost environmental efficiency. “We are continually implementing new and innovative forms of technology, assessing our utility and resource management, and reusing, recycling and repurposing old parts,” said Warren Brooks Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Huron Automatic Screw Company.

As members of the PMPA and the HDMA, Huron Automatic Screw Company has consistently upheld a reputation for valuing environmental education and industry innovation. They are proud to support sustainable efforts and will continue to evolve with every improvement in the green direction.

About Huron Automatic Screw Company

With over 85 years of experience, Huron Automatic Screw Company is highly regarded in the fastener manufacturing industry for product excellence and quick turnaround, making us an ideal partner to handle your prototype through production quantity jobs.  Our precision machined threaded fasteners, pins, spacers and other parts are purchased by fastener distributors, component manufacturers and OEMs across the United States and go into a wide variety of components such as axles, power trains, suspensions, engines and steering components.

Our tradition of quality and our use of innovative modern manufacturing practices have been our company’s competitive edge in manufacturing precision machined products.  Add to that our reputation for on-time delivery and competitive prices, and you’ve got every answer you need to give us a try on your next project.

Huron Automatic Screw Company
4918 Gratiot Ave
St Clair, MI
48079
US
Phone: 810-364-6636
Huron Automatic Supports Continuing Call for Reduced Emissions

Huron Automatic Supports Continuing Call for Reduced Emissions

Huron Automatic Screw Company supports ongoing environmental discussions and innovations to help manufactures and OEMs produce more efficient vehicles.

Environmental standards are an ongoing topic for those within the automotive industry as manufacturers and suppliers collaborate to develop more efficient and environmentally friendly technologies. For example, at the upcoming 5th Annual Global Off-Highway Industry Dialogue conference held this October, industry members from around the globe will gather to discuss ways to improve vehicle efficiency and reduce emissions. These discussions are part of a growing dialogue about emissions related issues such as national and global regulations and recent innovations.

Keep Up with Industry Innovations

Automotive manufacturers and OEMs are working together to create equipment and components that will help reduce emissions. This applies to both gasoline and diesel-powered vehicles throughout the private, racing, and commercial automotive sectors. At Huron Automatic Screw Company, we are aware of the present issues and actively work to stay abreast of developments and innovations within the industry. For example, we are a member of the Heavy Duty Manufacturer’s Association (HDMA) and participate in ongoing dialogues with clients and fellow industry professionals. We are dedicated to implementing innovative practices where possible to continually improve our relationship with the environment and strengthen our stewardship of the local ecosystem. Most importantly, we hold our products to the highest quality standards so they operate at a more efficient level and support the innovative engineering designs employed within the industry.

Huron Automatic Screw Company Offers Custom Manufacturing Services

As emissions standards evolve, we are able to support manufacturers by producing custom fasteners and components that enable vehicles to operate more efficiently. Engineers, developers, and designers have relied on our expert team for over 85 years to bring their prototypes through to production. In general, our tradition of quality, adherence to rigorous standards, and investment in leading edge technology has enabled us to sustainably support growth and industry advancements as we continue to improve our processes on an on-going basis. This provides us with confidence and a competitive edge in the precision machined manufacturing market.

Whether our clients require a fastener that can withstand extreme temperatures, pressure, or use, our team has the experience necessary to work closely with customers to develop products that meet these diverse needs. In this way, we are proud to support a culture of ongoing innovation and to be an integral part of moving technology and potential forward within the global automotive market.

About Huron Automatic Screw Company

With over 85 years of experience, Huron Automatic Screw Company is highly regarded in the fastener manufacturing industry for product excellence and quick turnaround, making us an ideal partner to handle your prototype through production quantity jobs. Our precision machined threaded fasteners, pins, spacers and other parts are purchased by fastener distributors, component manufacturers and OEMs across the United States and go into a wide variety of components such as axles, power trains, suspensions, engines and steering components.

Our tradition of quality and our use of innovative modern manufacturing practices have been our company’s competitive edge in manufacturing precision machined products.  Add to that our reputation for on-time delivery and competitive prices, and you’ve got every answer you need to give us a try on your next project.

Huron Automatic Screw Company
4918 Gratiot Ave
St Clair, MI
48079
US
Phone: 810-364-6636
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