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At the end of the year, with the celebratory season in full swing, we’ve taken some time to look back on the exciting year we’ve had. In 2015, J&R Machine, Inc. added industry-leading equipment and software to our shop, made improvements to enhance lean manufacturing processes, hired new team members, and welcomed many new customers and projects. We have a lot to be thankful for and encourage you to read through the year’s highlights below:

January:  J&R Machine invested in DMG MORI Messenger, a performance-based software measuring OEE (overall equipment effectiveness). The software provides detailed analyses and reports remotely through mobile devices and computers. All of J&R Machine’s machine tools are linked to the DMG MORI Messenger server with data being presented in real time, allowing J&R Machine to keep an enhanced eye on production and ensure smooth operations.

May: J&R Machine was featured in Modern Machine Shop. Titled “Leveraging CAD/CAM for High Density Machining,” the article focused on J&R Machine’s use of Mastercam CAM software from CNC Software for increased machining efficiency and lower labor costs.

June: J&R Machine connected with new businesses and showed off our latest technologies at the Design-2-Part-Show at the Minneapolis Convention Center. The event was unique in that 100 percent of its attendees were American-based businesses.

October: J&R Machine showcased industry-leading solutions at the Wisconsin Manufacturing and Technology Show. The event encouraged its guests to “Invest in Innovation” and compared top manufacturers, presented industry developments, and allowed buyers and investors to learn how to increase efficiency and profitability through advanced manufacturing technology.

During October, J&R Machine also exhibited at the 2015 Manufacturing First Expo & Conference. The event provided J&R Machine and other Wisconsin manufacturers with a unique opportunity to discover the latest industry trends and technologies, network, and collaborate.

November: J&R Machine hosted its first annual Thanksgiving Food Drive. The company set a goal to feed 5-10 families, but our team of 30 employees donated enough to feed more than 15 families. J&R Machine also donated 15 turkeys to pair with all the side dishes and desserts donated by employees.

We are incredibly grateful for the business partners, dedicated employees and customers who made this year’s progress possible. And in this spirit, we say, simply but sincerely, “Thank You.”

We wish you a joyous holiday season and prosperous New Year and look forward to working with you in 2016!

J&R Machine will be closed December 25 and January 1 in celebration of the holiday season.