QAdvantage, serving as a marketing and distribution arm of Quaker Chemical, is launching an online storefront for all of its US customers. Customers have been able to get in touch with the QAdvantage team via phone, email, and website submissions through QAdvantage.com. With the newly launched webstore, customers can easily place orders any time, even outside of standard business hours, and without having to pick up the phone or write an email.
Quaker Chemical Corporation and Houghton International have combined to create Quaker Houghton (NYSE: KWR), the global leader in industrial process fluids to the primary metals and metalworking markets. Along with the new name, the company revealed a new logo and brand representing the combined companies. The company will continue to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange and trade under the “KWR” ticker symbol.
The Brooklyn Navy Yard is no stranger to innovation, as it got its start as an R&D location for the US navy. Crye Precision is one of the newcomers, moving there in 2002 and is emblematic of the way the Navy Yard has changed, as it is an advanced manufacturing company that makes high-tech body armour for the military. The Navy Yard and similar projects provide a blueprint for manufacturing in large cities.
The Ultimate Guide to Improving Machine Shop Efficiency. Machine shops today have a lot of moving parts, and a lot of these ideas and processes need to be optimized so that they work together. Whether it's keeping processes up to date, adjusting workflow, investing in maintenance, or even upgrading machine tools, there are many steps that can be taken to increase the productivity of a machine shop. For machining applications, QAdvantage offers the QUAKERCOOL® series of industrial coolants, which increase tool life and reduce long term associated costs.
Americans Believe Manufacturing Industry Critical to Country’s Prosperity. Based on a survey from Deloitte and The Manufacturing Institute, 76% of Americans believe the US should invest more in manufacturing, and 83% believe manufacturing is critical to economic prosperity. While the industry has change significantly over the last few decades, people still see significant value in manufacturing even in the long run.
American Manufacturing is having a moment. The ISM manufacturing index displayed measures of growth again in manufacturing, for the 8th straight month. The industry has added over 50,000 jobs this year, and every month has reported gains.