Lincoln Electric Automation Inc., Coldwater
WHO WE ARE
Lincoln Electric Automation Inc., Coldwater is a leader in the design, build and integration of specialized equipment for discrete manufacturing primarily serving companies in the automotive, aviation, aerospace, appliance and energy industries that are producing products requiring tight tolerances. With over 50 years’ experience,the company’s key competencies include precision machining and assembly, engineering support, design and build of specialized manufacturing equipment, and solid-state welding/joining systems.
The company was originally established in 1954 as a tool and die machine shop by three young, local entrepreneurs. A few years later Jerry Meyer joined CMC, eventually acquiring full ownership of the organization. Since its founding, the company has steadily grown and expanded to support changing customer needs. In 1999, the company moved into its current home, which was originally developed as a green field 87,000 sq. ft. facility located on 20 acres.
To support the company’s growing activity in the design and build of specialty factory automation cells, an additional 30,000 sq. ft. was added to the existing plant in 2013. Coldwater now has three manufacturing crane bays with 25-ton capacity and over 40 machine tools in addition to inspection and test equipment to support its internal machining needs and the build-to-print activity for customers requiring precision parts.
In 2014, Meyer stepped down and Tim McCaughey was appointed CMC president, with Meyer retaining his position on the board of directors and as a co-owner. Soon after McCaughey came on board, the company established its on-site Solid State Joining Center to further its capability in the development of weld technologies for lightweight and dissimilar materials. This Center provides R&D, weld system design and build, as well as low-run production and prototype services.
Today, Coldwater has grown to 115 employees and its growth pattern continues on a steady upward path. By focusing on the development of new manufacturing technologies to address emerging industry trends, the company is positioned to dynamically meet ever-changing customer needs.
WHAT WE DO
Solving manufacturing challenges with truly innovative and simple solutions is a goal we strive for every day. Our ability to design, manufacture, deliver and install the ﬁnal product on-time demonstrates our depth of experienced mechanical engineering resources and our manufacturing system capabilities. As a result, our clients experience wide-ranging solutions with many beneﬁts including increased productivity, cost reductions and a high return on investment (ROI). These measurable improvements are the direct result of high performing companies utilizing our highly seasoned team for their integration challenges.
Coldwater is an established manufacturing ﬁrm providing engineered solutions that utilize our overall knowledge in a multiplicity of tooling applications, manufacturing concepts and automated equipment. We understand that progressive companies look to the outside for ideas and solutions that can improve the quality and output of their manufacturing processes. Our design-build-installation-integration know-how is supported by a seasoned team with extensive manufacturing experience in many diﬀerent disciplines. In summary, we have a deep knowledge about processes that shape, form, cut or bond metal, as well as part-handling, inspection, assembly and integration. In every instance our engineered solutions have improved overall part quality, productivity, and increased the durability and reliability of the process.
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