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Walsh Manufacturing: Manufacturing In the Trenches

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.

Added Incentive

Manufacturers weighing the prospects of increased research and development efforts could benefit from a new provision in Ohio’s R&D tax credit. The biggest change in the R&D tax credit is the ability for businesses to embark on R&D research without the stress of showing a profit from the R&D endeavor. According to the rules, research undertaken must include the “development of a new or improved product, process, technique, formulation or invention.” Other related qualifications for the tax credit include an end product for use in the company’s business and the discovery of information as of yet not available. As with any reputable research method, the work must feature the use of scientific methods and include thorough documentation.

Innovation beyond the Desk

Often the difference between a concept and producing a working innovation requires looking at the problem beyond the scope of pen and paper or computer and mouse. With this in mind, the engineers at Walsh Manufacturing always look at the problem from a number of angles. This includes an analysis of the current problem and solutions tried in the past, looking at prior innovation solutions from Walsh engineers, and working side-by-side with the very people tasked with operating the equipment.

In the Mix

Too often, it seems the exploration process excludes the very people tasked with dealing with the process or equipment on a regular basis. These are the individuals who not only understand how the equipment or process should function but also intimately understand its shortfalls. Only by having this insider knowledge can the engineers at Walsh Manufacturing present the most cost-effective solution, whether that includes designing part washing systems, automation equipment or systems designed for material handling.

About Walsh Manufacturing

Walsh Manufacturing is a Cleveland, Ohio-based manufacturing company with five decades of experience in machine design and metal fabrication. Over this time, we have built a reputation as a diversified manufacturer of machined components, subassemblies, alloy material, fabricated steel and machinery. If you’re looking for a cost-competitive, innovative, and reliable supplier with expertise in Parts Washing Systems, Automation Equipment, Metal Fabrication and Machinery Rebuilding, look no farther than Walsh Manufacturing.