Wisconsin Manufacturing News

With news from Ladish, dividends from Snap-On and Rockwell, and several Wisconsin presenters at the Baird Industrial Conference

Ladish subsidiary lands aircraft contract
ZKM Forging, a wholly owned Polish subsidiary of Cudahy-based Ladish Co. Inc., has received new orders from Goodrich Corp.’s Landing Gear business under a five-year agreement.

The orders are for the first of more than 20 landing gear components destined for service on large commercial aircraft. The orders call for the forging and shipment of production quantities, starting in December. The components will be produced at ZKM’s facility in Stalowa Wola, Poland.

Jozef Burdzy, ZKM’s president, said, "The increasing flow of aerospace orders into our facility is a result of focused investments in people and equipment. Buyers of forged components are demonstrating confidence in our ability to produce quality parts on schedule to support build programs in Europe and North America."

Ray Knutilla, managing director of European operations for Ladish, said, "Technical advances at ZKM, from material preparation and forging, to inspection and value-added machining, have laid the foundation for a ramp up of orders for highly technical aerospace forgings. In fact, they are at a pace that supports the goals of our business development plan."

Founded in 1978, ZKM Forging was acquired by Ladish in 2005. ZKM serves aerospace and industrial markets including transportation, mining and construction equipment.

Snap-On, Rockwell declare quarterly dividends
The board of directors at Snap-On Inc. recently declared a third quarter dividend of 30 cents per share payable on Dec. 8 to shareholders of record on Nov. 17.

Rockwell Automation Inc.’s board of directors declared a dividend of 29 cents per share, also payable on Dec. 8 to shareholders of record on Nov. 17.

Several Wisconsin manufacturers to present at Baird’s Industrial Conference
Several Wisconsin-based manufacturers will present at the 37th annual Baird Industrial Conference, held Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 11-12, at the Chicago Four Seasons, 120 E. Delaware Place. Wisconsin companies presenting on Tuesday include: Actuant Corp., A.O. Smith Corp., Snap-On Inc., Joy Global Inc., Brady Corp., Eaton Corp., and Modine Manufacturng Co.

Wednesday’s presenters from Wisconsin include: Twin Disc Inc., Badger Meter Inc., Briggs & Stratton Corp., Regal Beloit Corp., Oshkosh Corp., Acuity Brands Inc., Johnson Controls Inc., The Manitowoc Co. Inc., and Bucyrus International Inc.

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