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Building Community with Lean Manufacturing – Allis Roller Revitalizes Improvement Effort

(Adapted from an article in The FABRICATOR) – Read through The FABRICATOR archives between 2009 and 2013 and you’ll find all sorts of stories about companies in dire straits that made dramatic changes. Most of them being custom fabricators, the shops cherry-picked from various improvement methods, including lean manufacturing, the theory of constraints, and quick-response

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Straightening of Machined Parts: How Warping Is Prevented & Corrected

Warping may naturally result from physics of welding, but that doesn’t mean we have to accept imperfect finished products. With enough foresight, creativity, and welding expertise it’s possible to either adequately straighten machined parts after they’ve warped, or prevent them from warping altogether. At Allis Roller, we leverage a variety of tools and tactics for

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Lathes Are Essential Machining Technology

Most modern innovations are improvements upon existing tried and true technology, and the lathe is a perfect example of that. Despite being one of the earliest-developed tools in use today, the lathe is still an integral part of building everything from furniture to mechanical equipment depended on by every industry the world over. So why

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International Manufacturing Executive Joins Fast-Growing Manufacturer

Franklin, WI (November 28, 2018) – International manufacturing executive, Russ Dudan, is joining local machined parts manufacturer, Allis Roller, as their new VP of Operations. This is the second hire in the last six months that Allis Roller has made specifically to enhance their lean manufacturing business model, foster sustainable growth, and reduce waste. The

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Meet Russ Dudan: VP of Operations at Allis Roller

Allis Roller is making big strides in process improvement, as well as leadership. The company’s most recent addition to the team is Russ Dudan as Vice President of Operations. Russ comes with a unique combination of engineering qualifications, leadership experience, and international business acumen. Who Is Russ Dudan? Having served as Operations and Engineering Leadership,

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David Dull of Allis Roller Wins Excellence in Leadership Award

Franklin, WI (November 1, 2018) – As recently seen in Midwest Manufacturing News, David Dull, president and CEO of machined parts manufacturer, Allis Roller, and president of the Franklin Business Park Consortium (FBPC), has won the Excellence in Leadership award as part of the Franklin Business Appreciation Awards for his achievements in business and contribution

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What Lean Manufacturing Means at Allis Roller

“Going Lean” involves never ending efforts to reduce waste that consumes resources without adding value. It’s an enduring process of continuous improvement, ensuring that manufacturers avoid complacency and always produce their best. Common approaches may involve the tracking and synergistic recalibrating of manufacturing processes, quality control, services, pricing, or ethical practices. At Allis Roller, lean

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Mechanical Prototyping & How It’s Done Right

Putting your trust in another operation to build you a prototype for a quality custom part calls for extra caution. Mechanical prototyping requires a high level of expert guidance, engineering, and testing before any unique solution can be safely and effectively implemented into the application it was designed for. In order to increase your chances

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Wisconsin Manufacturer, Allis Roller, Joins Exclusive World Class Manufacturing Program

Franklin, WI (September 25, 2018) – Local machined parts manufacturer, Allis Roller, is embarking on the World Class Manufacturing (WCM) integrative system for business and operational optimization, one of the most exclusive and highly respected programs for lean manufacturing in the world. With multinational customers like John Deere and CNH, adopting WCM strategies is part

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Building the BCI Burke Roller Slide

The Customer Allis Roller was asked by playground manufacturer, BCI Burke, to develop rollers for their proprietary Roller Slide design. BCI Burke chose Allis Roller because of their location in Wisconsin and willingness to collaborate with BCI Burke’s engineers in creating rollers for an outdoor playground application. Though roller slides are not new to the

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