McNeil Industries

McNeil Industries appoints MRSI to Expand Technical, Sales, Service support for MAXAM® Bearing distributors

Painesville, Ohio, USA – April 15, 2006 – McNeil Industries, maker of MAXAM® plain and full-complement bearings and other precision specialty products, has appointed Maintenance Reliability Solutions, Inc. (MRSI) to expand the company’s technical, sales, and service support to industrial distributors who market MAXAM bearing products, as well as their customers.    

Founded by bearings industry veterans Jeff Blankenship and Jeff Craig, MRSI helps industrial facilities identify maintenance problems and engineer new MRO product and maintenance solutions that improve process reliability and reduce costs.

“We’re pleased to welcome MRSI to the McNeil Industries team. Both Jeff Blankenship and Jeff Craig have a unique knowledge of the needs of industrial distributors and the industries that they serve,” says Randall J. McNeil, President and CEO. 

“We are glad to join with McNeil Industries and support the MAXAM bearing, not only because this product is known as a ‘problem solver,’ but also because McNeil’s US-based production capabilities can deliver custom product solutions with very flexible lead times,” says Blankenship. 

Together, Blankenship and Craig bring 32 years of technical sales and marketing management experience to MRSI and the MAXAM sales effort.  Blankenship’s most recent position was as NSK Corporation’s Manager, National Sales, for the Primary Metals Industry.  Co-founder Craig brings a combined 16 years of sales and management experience with several companies.   

About McNeil Industries

McNeil Industries, based in Painesville, Ohio, delivers specialty products and services recognized worldwide for superior performance. Its unique MAXAM® plain and full-complement bearings offer extended service life, even under the harshest conditions of load, moisture, heat, and contamination.  Its Precision Guide Systems products—pins, bushings, bearing cages and accessories—are widely used and trusted by the precision stamping industry worldwide. The company also offers precision machining services, industrial seals, and value-added services to customers in Ohio and across the U.S.

Fast-growing McNeil Industries Completes Latest Expansion, Boosts Production Capacity

Painesville, Ohio, USA -- March 10, 2006 -- McNeil Industries, a manufacturer and distributor of bearings, machine guides, and specialty components, has announced completion of a year-long expansion that included relocation to a new 32,000 sq. ft. facility, acquisition of Precision Guide Systems, and investment of over $1.5 million in machinery, training, and tuition assistance for its 45 employees. With sales growth exceeding 20% annually for the past five years, the company ranks among the area’s fastest growing manufacturers.

 

According to Randall J. McNeil, President and CEO, the company’s continued investments are driven by rising demand, stoked by products acquired in three acquisitions since 1998. The latest of these, Precision Guide Systems, formerly of Willoughby, brought McNeil Industries a new line of high-precision guide pins, bushings, and accessories. These products are used by stamping die builders, stamping press makers, and producers of precision metal products including food and beverage cans, electrical and electronics components and connectors, and other products.

 

One-third of McNeil Industries’ new Painesville facility, including its newest high-precision lathes and machining centers, is configured for lean manufacturing, distribution, and customer service in support of the guide-system business. Typical guide systems consist of a long steel guide “pin,” a cylindrical “cage” containing precision ball bearings, and a flanged steel bushing. Mounted at the corners of upper and lower die “shoes,” these components ensure alignment to within one ten-thousandth (.0001) of an inch as huge stamping presses run the dies at up to 1,500 production cycles per minute in the production of precision metal products.

  

“Due to the production volume required from every stamping press and die set, even scheduled downtime can be very expensive for a stamping operation,” says McNeil. “Our expanded capacity and lean production training are already paying dividends, ensuring that customers get the precision components needed to keep their operations running. Our goal is: ‘what you need, when you need it, every time, guaranteed.”  

  

About McNeil Industries

 

McNeil Industries, based in Painesville, Ohio, delivers specialty products and services recognized worldwide for superior performance. Its unique MAXAM® spherical plain bearing offers extended service life, even under the harshest conditions of load, moisture, heat, and contamination.  Its Precision Guide Systems products—pins, bushings, bearing cages and accessories—are widely used and trusted by the precision stamping industry.  The company also offers precision machining, industrial seals and supplies, and other value-added services to businesses throughout northern Ohio.

 
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For 20 years, the McNeil Industries Team has made and kept our promises, becoming a trusted supplier of a growing range of products. Our commitment to every customer, is summarized in our Brand Promise:

Effective September 1, 2006, McNeil Industries supports this promise with a new program:  If we fail to ship a customer order on the “ship to” date that we promise, we will rebate the customer 5% of the total revenue of the late line-item(s) on that order. 

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