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Nolte is pleased to announce our latest investment in maintaining the most advanced technology for precision machining, a Brown & Sharpe Global Performance Silver Edition 5.5.5 Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM). This high performance coordinate measuring machine is equipped with an advanced multi-sensor compatible controller, and features a unique Tricision™ Bridge as well as patented dovetail guideway to provide optimum stiffness for very precise measurements. According to Nolte owner and president, Doug Coster, the acquisition is “another investment in advancing our quality and measurement capabilities.”

This new CMM will allow Nolte to expand capabilities for high tolerance parts and more sophisticated measurement tasks. As our capacity to produce high volumes of precision turned parts continues to expand, the new CMM will allow our manufacturing to keep pace with the increased need for accuracy in measurement technology, including the speed of measurement cycles, the ability to check parts with greater accuracy, and the ability to precisely measure geometric features. Read more »

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Nolte Precise Manufacturing is proud to announce that Bob Coster is the 2012 Frank T. McGinnis Merit Award recipient. This award, presented by the Precision Machined Products Association (PMPA), is the Association’s highest award, conferred only upon recommendation of the Executive Committee. Since 1943, the Merit Award has been presented to an honored PMPA member in recognition of contributions and continued service that extends above and beyond the duties of any appointed or elected association office. The Frank T. McGinnis Merit Award is not given every year but only presented when an individual has clearly met the award requirements with continued service for the benefit of PMPA and the precision machined products industry. Read more »

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Recently Nolte Precise Manufacturing was the subject of an informative article in Modern Machine Shop magazine on benefits of management software in promoting manufacturing diversity. In the feature, Nolte owner and president, Doug Coster discusses the benefits his company has experienced from using E2 management software. According to article, Nolte has benefited from deeper insight into the complicated operations of the shop.

As Mr. Coster explains, this has “helped root out inefficiencies, streamline processes, improve communication among disparate departments, and boost flexibility, among other advantages.” Read more »

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Nolte is proud to be a member of the Precision Machined Products Association (PMPA). An international trade organization that represents the interests of precision machined product manufacturers, PMPA organizes many events throughout the year to provide members with the opportunity to be involved and engaged in the industry. One such event is the PMPA Annual Meeting, a conference dedicated to precision machining industry education and business networking. Nolte plans to attend the 2012 which will be held at The Ritz-Carlton Palm Beach in Manalapan, Florida. Read more »

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As a manufacturer of precision machined products, we, at Nolte, believe we have a responsibility to stay abreast of current legislation that impacts our industry. Decisions being made in Washington have a direct effect on precision machined component businesses. It is critical that we, as business leaders, not only stay informed, but make sure our elected officials are also informed about the facts regarding our industry. The Precision Machined Products Association (PMPA) Washington DC Fly-In events provide precision metalworking industry professionals with the opportunity to have their voices heard by legislators. Read more »

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Membership in the Precision Machined Products Association (PMPA) provides Nolte with valuable resources such as access to the latest industry news and developments, as well as opportunities to network with other precision metalworking industry experts. The 2012 Management Update Conference that was held February 24 – 26 in San Diego, California gave Bob and Doug Coster a chance to gain management specific insights, strategies, and information.

The philosophy behind the Management Update Conference is to provide participants with the latest developments on issues pertaining to owners and managers of small and mid-size metalworking companies. Selected by the Management Update Committee, the conference topics consist of relevant industry issues, and the speakers are comprised of company owners and top managers. An important part of the conference is the opportunity for networking and sharing of information with PMPA members. Read more »