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Paslode delivers “Exceptional Supplier Award” to ITW Heartland

On Thursday, June 16th, Paslode representatives visited ITW Heartland’s Manufactured Products business unit to personally present the “Exceptional Supplier Award” to Heartland employees. This award recognizes Paslode’s highest-performing suppliers as measured via cumulative quality and on-time delivery metrics during the 2010 calendar year. It also marks the 2nd year in a row that ITW Heartland has received this honor from [...]


ITW Heartland Business Unit Passes Safety Milestone

Midway through the first quarter of 2011, ITW Heartland’s Manufactured Products business unit celebrated 3 years without a lost time incident. “Safety is a very high priority for ITW as a whole, and for the Heartland community,” states Brian Baustian, ITW Heartland’s General Manager. “To pass the 3 year mark in this type of manufacturing environment is testimony to ITW’s [...]


ITW Heartland Business Unit Receives Boeing Supplier Distinction

In its most recent Supplier Performance Report, Boeing granted Spiroid a “Gold” Composite Rating. The “Gold” Composite Rating is Boeing’s highest distinction and can only be achieved by earning “Gold” status in both “Quality” and “Delivery” performance metrics. To earn this distinction, Spiroid performed at 100% quality and on-time delivery from April 1, 2010 thru April 1, 2011. Spiroid is [...]


Manufactured Products Earns Supplier Acheivement Award from Signode

For its outstanding achievements in quality and on-time delivery throughout the 2010 calendar year, Manufactured Products has been awarded the “Excellence in Quality” Achievement Award by Signode Service (Glenview, Illinois). Every year, Signode Service reviews each vendor’s performance during the prior year and rates them for their ability to supply high quality parts and services in a timely fashion. Those [...]


Spiroid Scores 100% on AS9100 Surveillance Audit

The Spiroid Business Unit of ITW Heartland just completed their semi-annual AS9100 surveillance audit on January 21, 2011. The audit assessment returned a score of 100%. The registration covers the Quality Management System for the Design and Manufacture of Aerospace Gears. The audit was conducted by SAI Global. The ITW Spiroid Business unit was also recertified to ISO 9001:2008 + [...]


ITW Heartland Helps Celebrate the Contributions of a Gear Industry Icon

Spiroid gears: “A family of gears in which the tooth design is in an intermediate zone between bevel-, worm-, and face-gear design. The Spiroid design is patented by the Spiroid Division of Illinios Tool Works (ITW), Chicago, Illinios.” -Darle W. Dudley’s “Handbook of Practical Gear Design” To those in search of a concise, technical definition of Spiroid gearing, the one [...]


ITW Heartland Donates Space

ITW Heartland donated space to the area Boy Scouts during their annual popcorn fundraiser, making it easier for scouts to drop off and pick up their orders. Thirty-two pallets of popcorn were delivered to ITW Heartland for distribution to the Alexandria and Willmar areas. Pictured are Drew Langager (ITW Heartland) and Jim Stratton (Boy Scout District Manager) About ITW Heartland [...]


It’s In The Numbers

1095 – or three years (!!) without a lost-time injury at ITW Heartland’s Strategic Assembly Solutions Division, plus 720 consecutive days without a reportable injury 979 – Days without a lost-time injury at ITW Heartland Manufactured Products Division 588 – Days with no reportable injuries at ITW Heartland’s Spiroid Division “We work hard to keep safety top-of-mind with all employees,” [...]


Kindness Spontaneously Changes Us

ITW Heartland is a company with a sense of purpose and mission. That mission is constantly in action, whether during the workday, or in faraway places. ITW Heartland Senior Machine Builder Tony Bredy set out with a team from the Alexandria area earlier this summer for a one-week mission trip. They traveled to Morelos, Mexico – about 1½ hrs from [...]


ITW Heartland Announces Quality Certifications for its Manufactured Products Division

ITW Heartland, a certified leader in precision engineered machines and gears, announced its recent AS9100 certification for quality standards compliance in the demanding aerospace and defense industries. The AS9100 certification demonstrates ITW Heartland’s stringent application of comprehensive quality standards imperative to the manufacturing of hardware of aerospace and defense – where there is no margin for error. ITW Heartland’s Manufactured [...]

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