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June 4, 2009

Ace Manufacturing Industries Inc., Green Bay, Wis., produces components for manufacturers of agricultural equipment. The majority of the parts are machined from cast and ductile iron. Part volumes average about 15,000 a year, and jobs often repeat under blanket orders. On the other hand, “we always have prototype runs that are hot. They call and they want it by Friday,” said Kris Hanson, the company’s manufacturing engineer. In pursuit of efficiency and speed, the shop continually looks for ways to control costs and boost throughput while maintaining quality. Consequently, Hanson has applied tools from the Gorilla Mill division of Carbide Grinding Co. Inc., Waukesha, Wis., for various parts.