Huron Automatic Screw Company Values Safety within the Heavy Duty Trucking Industry

Huron Automatic Screw Company Values Safety within the Heavy Duty Trucking Industry

Huron Automatic Screw Company supports ongoing innovations within the heavy duty trucking industry that continue to reduce safety risks among workers.

Considering that our fasteners and precision machined parts are, more often than not, being applied to a larger project in the automotive industry, meeting safety standards is an absolute necessity. When it comes to vehicle safety, there is always more that can be done to protect drivers and passengers on the road.

Due to the continuous innovation in safety technology over the last few decades, protecting workers in the automotive world has been improving exponentially. In fact, the heavy duty trucking industry has recorded a decline in the number of fatalities involving trucks weighing 10,000lbs or more, despite an increase in the number of miles driven in this category. Overall, the last decade has seen a 40% decrease in fatalities related to the heavy duty trucking industry. Huron Automatic Screw Company celebrates the notion represented by these statistics, but as long as there are any fatalities, we will see room for innovation and improvement.

Dedicated to Safety Innovation

Huron Automatic Screw Company supports several organizations that take on the responsibility of ensuring the validity of federal safety regulations. This includes such organizations as the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHA). While safe practices in the industry rely heavily on the competence of the vehicle’s operator, component manufacturers, suppliers, and trucking manufacturers continue to network and share ideas that might contribute to higher safety standards in the industry overall.

At Huron Automatic Screw Company, we are committed to playing a role in the support of trucking safety by upholding our reputation for quality and reliability. We set strict standards for each part we manufacture that ensure the performance, reliability, and safety of the product. Our process includes working closely with clients to guarantee their components meet their specified requirements, such as exacting temperature, pressure, or application demands. We specialize in serving a widely-ranged client base and meet requirements that entail premium craftsmanship and reliability. Huron Automatic Screw Company employs a diverse staff with decades of combined knowledge. We use the latest technology and practices in order to provide customers with the highest quality.

As a manufacturer with over 85 years in the business, Huron Automatic Screw Company has built a strong reputation for ongoing innovation, quality, and reliability. If you want to feel assured that the parts comprising your final product are going to perform their purpose as needed—and ultimately reduce safety risks in the industry—sourcing from a reputable manufacturer like Huron Automatic Screw Company is ideal for your business.

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 Huron Automatic Screw Company Overcame Decreased Material Availability

How Huron Automatic Screw Company Overcame Decreased Material Availability

 

Summary

 
Huron Automatic Screw Company has been producing a part used in the drivetrain of Class 8 heavy-duty trucks for many years. There was only one type of steel to be used for this part’s production. The allowed steel material contained lead, which improved machinability. Demand for the parts increased and resulted in decreased availability of the leaded material. Huron Automatic Screw Company took the initiative to address the issue; testing alternative materials and finding a cost savings for both the distributor and end user.
 

The Challenge

 
Huron Automatic Screw Company has been producing a part used in the drivetrain of Class 8 heavy-duty trucks for many years. There are two variations of this product. There is a specific type of steel (41L40) used to produce this part. The steel material 41L40 contains lead to improve machinability.

Demand of the parts began to increase, which coincided with decreased availability of the leaded 41L40 material. It was found that domestic suppliers were eliminating the manufacturing of materials containing lead and foreign suppliers were limiting its use, extending lead times to 4-6 months. Material sourcing became increasingly difficult, solidifying the 41L40 availability issue.
 

The Solution

 
Huron Automatic Screw Company hypothesized that specifications for the hex nut could be opened up to include other materials that are more readily available and at a lower cost. In their research, the team found that the original part specifications only required heat treatment to provide a certain hardness level. There were no mechanical property requirements. This opened up the possibility of using more readily available materials.

First, the customer was approached with material availability problem. While the customer was sensitive to the issue, they did not have the engineering expertise to suggest an alternative.

The team at Huron Automatic Screw Company used their knowledge and experience of materials and machining to source several new material options. At their own expense, the team purchased the alternative materials and proceeded to process test material parts.

The prospective new parts were submitted to the customer for review. Extensive information regarding the situation was provided for the customer to analyze. One of the options that Huron Automatic Screw Company proposed was available at a much lower price. This was chosen as a permanent new material for the part moving forward.
 

Conclusion

 
While Huron Automatic Screw Company could support increased demand of the part from a manufacturing standpoint, they were extremely challenged to find raw material. The team coordinated testing of new materials through multiple levels of communication.

In conclusion, this case study has set out to show Huron Automatic Screw Company’s ability to troubleshoot and solve machining issues. Their expertise allowed for a positive end result in the sourcing and testing of new materials. In this particular case, implementing a new material resulted in improved delivery of the part at a lower cost to the end user.

 

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 an ideal partner to handle prototype through production quantity jobs. Their 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. The Huron Automatic Screw Company tradition of quality and use of innovative modern manufacturing practices have been the company’s competitive edge in manufacturing precision machined products.

Huron Automatic Screw Company
4918 Gratiot Ave
St Clair, MI
48079
US
Phone: 810-364-6636
Huron Automatic Screw Company Looks towards the Future of the Heavy Duty Aftermarket Industry

Huron Automatic Screw Company Looks towards the Future of the Heavy Duty Aftermarket Industry

Experts in the Heavy Duty Aftermarket Industry recently discussed the future of the market from both a manufacturer’s and buyer’s perspective.

This January, industry experts from across the country gathered at the 2016 Heavy Duty Aftermarket Dialogue conference held in Las Vegas, Nevada. The conference was one of the largest in the industry and welcomed members of the Heavy Duty Manufacturer’s Association and others in related industries to come together to share innovations, best practices, and projections for the future.

Exploring the Industry’s Future

One particular segment of the conference took a deep look at the future of the heavy duty aftermarket considering a variety of issues. It brought together industry experts from a variety of companies to discuss the future of the market. For example, panelists discussed potential aftermarket industry changes and the effects of those differences in the years to come. They also reviewed new potential markets that are emerging within the aftermarket industry and speculated on necessary planning and preparations that dealers, distributors, and suppliers should take to partner in that growth. New technologies, processes, and practices were discussed and a conversation on the most effective ways to implement these advances followed. Additionally, panelists speculated on the expected changes to the customer base and shared their ideas and plans to incorporate services and products that continue to meet the ever-evolving demands of the market’s customers.

Planning for Growth and Improvement

At Huron Automatic Screw Company, these changes and advancements are important to us. We have a legacy of ongoing innovation and growth and have been able to sustain our growth thanks to a dedication to continued improvement.   We were pleased to participate in the 2016 conference and learn and collaborate with fellow industry leaders. As a member of the Heavy Duty Manufacturer’s Association, we are committed to providing the highest level of service and implementing the latest technology to ensure our products are of the highest quality. As the heavy duty manufacturing industry continues to evolve, we plan to evolve with it. Our team of experts is always following the latest manufacturing advancements and our company is dedicated to allocating the resources necessary to implement these improvements. We are excited about the future of the aftermarket industry and eager to be a part of the growth as we support suppliers and manufacturers alike.

In general, our tradition of quality, adherence to rigorous standards, and investment in leading edge technology has enabled us to operate in a sustainable way and to 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 because we are able to provide the most reliable and advanced services in the industry.

About Huron Automatic Screw Company

With over 80 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
The Heavy-Duty Manufacturing Industry Posts Record Sales in June

The Heavy-Duty Manufacturing Industry Posts Record Sales in June

Record sales in the heavy-duty trucking industry translate into sustain growth and success for automotive manufacturing companies and suppliers in 2015.

Economic forecasts for the heavy-duty trucking manufacturing industry are strong right now thanks to record sales this June. According to the Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association (HDMA), U.S. sales of heavy-duty trucks reached the third-highest level in history in June, 2015. Sales are attributed to large fleet orders placed back in the fall and winter of 2014 that are now being delivered. The June sales record continues a growth phase within the industry and experts believe the trend will continue into the future.

Sales Soar This Summer

June’s sales volume was 18% higher than May, 2015 and was the most ever for the month of June. In all, 25,369 Class 8 trucks were sold, representing a 31% increase over last year. The last highest record for June was set back in 2006 with the sale of 25,240 Class 8 trucks. Best of all, HDMA projects that sales will continue and will sustain a positive outlook for the heavy-duty trucking industry through 2015. This is great news for those in the market who are looking to continue the growth cycle that has been building in the past years and is supporting a strong return of the heavy-duty trucking manufacturing industry.

Record Sales Sustain Future Growth

This is great news for the domestic automotive manufacturing industry and the nation’s economy as a whole.   Record sales translate into additional manufacturing jobs and employment opportunities which in turn boosts the economy and sustains economic growth throughout the country. Heavy-duty manufacturing sales affect not only manufacturing companies, but manufacturing suppliers as well.

As a supplier to the heavy-duty trucking manufacturing industry, our team at Huron Automatic Screw Company is excited about the growth because it translates into growth and sustained success for our customers and our stakeholders. Our customers include premier fastener distributors and component manufacturers within the automotive industry who rely on the quality of our products such as double end studs, wheel studs and specialty bolts made from carbon, alloy, stainless, aluminum, and high temperature materials. Increased demand for these products results in additional growth and expansion opportunities for our customers and our company and further strengthens the industry as a whole.

About Huron Automatic Screw Company

With over 80 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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