Manufacturing Odds & Ends

Port Washington manufacturer creates new products for high-rise constrcuction
Construction Forms (Con Forms), a Port Washington manufacturer of concrete pumping products, recently introduced two new products for high-rise pumping. The company’s pressure coupling and high-rise hold down bracket are designed to handle the increased pressures and safety concerns of pumping concrete into high rise situations.  Con Forms is the first concrete pumping system manufacturer to be certified by the Concrete Pump Manufacturer’s Association for products meeting industry standard safety regulations. For more information, visit

Oak Creek metal fabricator recognized for green efforts
Steelwind Industries Inc., an Oak Creek metal fabricator, has received the Orion Energy Systems Environmental Stewardship Award. Orion presents the award to companies that significantly reduce harmful greenhouse gases through the use of Orion’s patented lighting products and systems. The company recently replaced 78 high-intensity discharge lights with Orion Energy Systems’ high-efficiency lighting platform. The project is expected to annually decrease lighting power usage by 53 percent – from 226,325 kilowatt-hours to 107,078 kilowatt-hours. The decrease in electricity usage results in annual light-related energy costs of about $10,778. In addition to the annual cost savings, the lighting project will keep 116 tons of carbon dioxide from entering the atmosphere annually, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. Over the 23-year-life of the fixtures, Steelwind Industries also will prevent 12 tons of sulfur dioxide and six tons of nitrous oxide from entering the atmosphere.

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