THANK YOU FOR A GREAT 2018!
We want to sincerely thank you for your business in 2018. It's been one filled with learning, growing, success and troubleshooting. Thank you for your partnership along this journey. Here’s a summary of 2018’s highlights and a preview of what’s in store for 2019.
2018: A YEAR IN REVIEW
The Stamping division began its year at the SHOT SHOW Supplier Showcase, where we explored the million-hit draw punches and extra-durable bunter tools with our colleagues in the ammunition industry.
Wilson Tool sent tooling professionals to four Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) events in Ohio, Michigan, Minnesota and Tennessee where they were able to collaborate with industry professionals and exhibit product highlights. The PMA is an important organization for connecting and training sheet metal working professionals and we are grateful for the forum they offer.
wilsontool.com emphasized the Stamping division's two tooling lines – Exacta Tooling Solutions™ and Impax Tooling Solutions® – to help metal stampers understand they have choice when it comes to the type of tooling they purchase from Wilson Tool. With Impax as the high-production-run line from the United States and Exacta as the local Canadian option, fabricators can make tooling selections based on the needs of their application.
Wilson Tool is proud to have launched a number of new resources for Spanish-speaking customers. The new Spanish website allows visitors to explore tooling solution ideas, search for products, find their local representative and learning materials in Spanish. Wilson Tool launched a Spanish LinkedIn page, where Spanish-speaking industry members can receive daily updates on products, articles, and events from the world of metal fabrication. We have also continued to add to the collection of Spanish videos on the Wilson Tool YouTube page.
Customers participated in two successful LEAN seminars at the Wilson Tool Minnesota headquarters. These events discussed basic lean manufacturing principles like one-piece flow, 5S, kaizen, and shared outcomes from Wilson Tool’s LEAN journey. Attendees shared practical LEAN tips that we could all apply to our own operations.
See later in this newsletter for recaps of Manufacturing Day and FABTECH® 2018.
2019: WHAT’S IN STORE
Some big news on the horizon is that Wilson Tool’s new e-Business website will be launching mid-year in 2019. Customers will be able to purchase tooling on a slick, user-friendly platform, as well as manage order history online.
The Stamping division will host a new industry forum on March 20 with professionals speaking on current metal stamping topics. Cost vs value, 2019 industry projections, and discussions related to metallurgy and gas springs will be featured. The event will be free and open to all Wilson Tool stamping customers, and we look forward to having you attend.
As in 2018, Impax looks forward to greeting customers at the SHOT Show Supplier Showcase in January, continuing to participate in PMA shows, and exhibit at FABTECH® 2019. Stay tuned for updates on these 2019 events.
From all of us at Wilson Tool International, we sincerely thank you for your business in 2018 and wish you the very best for a productive 2019!