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Black River Falls, Wis. — Michael Dougherty, President of D&S Manufacturing, announced the company’s purchase of a Toyoda FH1250SX Horizontal Machining Center to address recent growth. "D&S continues to expand our capabilities through significant ongoing investments in technologically superior production equipment. As a result, we are able to provide the resources necessary to assist corporations in meeting their increasingly challenging outsourcing requirements," he stated.

According to Rob Bucek, Production Control Manager, customer demand was the primary factor in the purchase of the Toyoda FH1250SX Horizontal Machining Center. The new system allows D&S to expand its machining envelope from 60 inches to 94 inches in order to accommodate larger scale components. The Toyoda FH1250SX also features a pallet shuttle that enables D&S to reduce part changeover in certain production scenarios. Due to its high efficiency, the Toyoda FH1250SX assists D&S in reducing overall cost to its customers.

"In the research process for the machining center, a cross functional group ranging from managers to shop floor employees carefully evaluated a variety of equipment alternatives and it was clear that the Toyoda FH1250SX would be the right choice. We had great success with the recent integration of a Toyoda FA800 system. Adding another Toyoda unit means the implementation process will be easier and more effective because less employee training is required," Bucek explained.

D&S employees participating in the evaluation process included Erik Brown, Rob Bucek, Adam Hunter, Tim Swartz and Benjamin Wood.

For more than 40 years, ISO 9001:2008 certified D&S Manufacturing has served as a custom manufacturer of exceptional quality large scale components, assemblies and complete weldments for a broad cross section of well-respected corporations that include Caterpillar, Oshkosh Corporation, Parkson, The Trane Company and CNH. The company’s extensive capabilities include technologically superior machining, laser, high definition plasma and oxy-fuel cutting, as well as manual and robotic welding. These resources are complemented by diverse value-added services ranging from liquid spray painting, powder coating and shot blasting to assembly and testing. A dedicated and highly skilled workforce lives a commitment to superior project management, exceptional quality, accountability, teamwork and continuous improvement, which empowers the company to live its slogan, D&S …. Solid™.

For more information, please contact John Barkley, General Manager, D&S Manufacturing, P. O. Box 279, Black River Falls, WI, 54615, 715-284-5376, ext. 307 or fax 715-284-4084. Send e-mail to jbarkley@dsmfg.com, and visit D&S Manufacturing's Web site at www.dsmfg.com.