Being in the manufacturing business for fifty years, Walsh Manufacturing has plenty of experience working with consumers one-on-one to create metal fabrication solutions. Calling on five decades of experience, our work might include the redesign of a current machine, making improvements to an existing system, or looking at processes to create changes and cut expenses. All of these elements involve a key unifier, the drive to create solutions through problem solving and research and development.
For some manufacturing companies, problem solving is a foundational element and considered business as usual. For others, the innovation process is viewed as something that is costly and only employed when necessary. These are two very different viewpoints, but it should come as no surprise Walsh Manufacturing always falls on the side of problem solving and process improvement. A new non-refundable tax credit announced in December that goes against the Commercial Activity Act (CAT) could be a way to make continuous R&D more appealing to more Ohio manufacturers. Continue Reading »
Education is a very important element to the inner workings of Walsh Manufacturing. It’s something we practice from an inside-outside approach. Each project Walsh takes on includes a number of educational elements, all involving the potential for research to find out why an application does or does not work or a problem-solving approach to figure out the best way to do something. From an outside-inside angle, Walsh Manufacturing applies these same ideas when learning from their customers and also providing an educational element when it comes to learning about and working with newly built applications. Continue Reading »
A new initiative to mend the skills gap, increase the prevalence of job training, and introduce the use of new manufacturing technologies began at the end of 2015. The December bonus arrived in the form of a $6.8 million grant received by The Ohio State University Center for Design and Manufacturing Excellence (CDME). The funding will help create a new model for commercialization support and manufacturing companies in Ohio. The manufacturing initiative will concentrate on the central and northern areas of the state. Continue Reading »
For months, there’s been great speculation regarding if the manufacturing industry is or is not thriving. According to the November ISM Index, which tracks the “temperature,” the industry recorded another decrease for the month. This is the fourth consecutive month that’s seen a decrease. Since the beginning of the Great Recession, manufacturers and industry pundits continue to make changes including the addition of jobs, innovations and increased emphasis on new technologies. Despite these efforts, some industry analysts are questioning if a recession could be around the corner. Continue Reading »