Vol. 2, Issue4
Fall 2010


In this issue, learn three tools for managing supply base risk; read about WaveMark's inventory management solutions for the health care industry; and keep up-to-date on service additions that could help you -- a Class A paint line, new electric presses and more. Please add news@mack.com to your address book so you continue to hear from us.

Best regards,
Julie Horst, Editor

Mack Arms Large Part Strategy with Class 'A' Paint Robots 
Mack has invested nearly $3 million to install a fully automated, Class A paint system in its Inman, S.C., molding facility, the next step in developing a super-large part molding center.

Announcing the Winners! 
BigBelly Solar's trash compactor has nabbed two environmental awards, while Mack's Southern Division has been recognized with PACCAR's prestigious Quality Achievement Award

New Presses Dedicated to Medical 
The headquarters plant has added capacity to its medical molding cell with three new electric injection molding machines, all 110-ton Toshiba high-precision presses.

Mack Stacks Management Deck 
Mack has reshuffled responsibilities and added new staff to the Northern Operations' senior management team. The reorganization tapped internal talent that collectively brings 80 years of plastics expertise to the table.

Mack Brings FDM In-house 
Mack has purchased FDM technology to enhance product development capabilities at both Mack Prototype, Inc., and the Application Development Center, headquarters plant.

Adopt-a-Garden: Employees Dig Idea 
Fifteen raised garden beds were put up for adoption this spring and all are now brimming with flowers and fresh veggies. Beyond the obvious bounty, there were other benefits, including exercise, a better diet, and improved employee comradery.
WaveMark CIMS (clinical inventory management system) 

RFID inventory management
Web-based service
7 models/configurations
Steel & plastic
Rigorous quality testing  

Kudos to some, welcome to others! Mack adds talent in several functional areas to better serve you.

MackMedical's Lee Fox and Beverley Proctor share three specific tools that can help identify and mitigate supply base risk.