Coldwater Machine Company, a leading engineered solutions company that manufactures and integrates assembly automation and special machines for a variety of industries, has hired Gordon Mattix as its engineering manager. Mattix will be responsible for supervising the engineering staff at both Coldwater’s headquarters and its Dayton office, overseeing hiring, design, development, and scheduling of the company’s projects.
“Gordon’s extensive experience in automated solutions development across a wide range of applications and industries makes him a perfect fit for Coldwater’s diverse capabilities,” said Coldwater President Tim McCaughey. “We’re excited to see him build our engineering staff and skills to better serve our customers.”
Mattix has over 30 years’ experience as a general manager, project manager and manufacturing engineer for the automotive, defense and commercial industries, including international experience in China. Most recently he served as manager of project management for Hirata Corp. in New Hudson, Mich.
Mattix holds a Bachelor of Science degree in manufacturing engineering from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Additionally, he is a Certified Project Management Professional. He resides in Dayton, Ohio.
We are pleased to announce the hiring of Christopher May as a program manager overseeing assembly automation projects for the company. In this position, May is responsible for leading a team of resources through all program process steps from start of concept through successful delivery and installation, helping ensure projects are delivered on time, on budget and to customer specification.
May brings extensive automation and service experience to this position. Prior to joining Coldwater, he was employed by Wayne Trail for 15 years, where he served as a customer service specialist with program management and technical trouble shooting responsibilities. He has an Associate of Science degree in electrical engineering, in addition to being certified in specific CMM, robotic and industrial controls technologies. May is a Six Sigma Gray Belt.
Coldwater Machine Company, a leading engineered solutions company that manufactures and integrates assembly automation and special machines for a variety of industries,has entered into a sales relationship with Parmerison Corp., a company specializing in the design and integration of small- mid-size automated systems. Parmerison, led by president Jim Adamski, will focus on expanding the sales of Coldwater’s turnkey automated solutions in Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin, as well as representing the interests of Coldwater’s cooperative partner Pro Systems.
“Jim’s automation experience across an array of applications and industries is a good fit for us while our experienced in-house team of designers, engineers and assembly technicians can help boost his portfolio,” said Coldwater’s Dan Barry, vice president of sales and marketing. “It should create an exciting synergy.”
Coldwater is recognized for developing flexible and agile automation systems that can accommodate product and model changes, helping to reduce future retooling and operating costs. It has experience in delivering turnkey solutions that include robotic, servo-controlled motions, laser welding and ablation, all joining technologies, friction welding, metal forming, bending and piercing.
Coldwater Machine Co. produces machine parts, tools and automated machinery. Notably projects include a friction welding cell that attaches nuts to automobile body panels, turnkey systems for making washing machine components and maintenance tools for gas turbine repair. Its 132,500-sq.-ft. facility in Coldwater, Ohio boasts more than 40 machine tools, among them double-column bridge mills, dual-pallet horizontal machining centers, large-format boring mills and a 5-axis multitask machine...read the complete article using the link below...
When an automotive customer asked Coldwater Machine Co. to bid on tooling and machines to produce a vehicle exhaust tube, Coldwater engineers analyzed the entire five-step process and presented the customer with a more efficient overall solution that transformed the process from batch production to one-piece flow.
The original RFQ line and process layout spelled out five operations to produce the component, which required unique bending to accommodate a structural cross-member. According to the RFQ: The process begins with 2.5-in.-dia. type-409 stainless-steel pipe stock undergoing a bending operation, with the pipe loaded into a bender and bent in four places to create an offset. Starting at one elevation...read more below...
Our core business over the years has evolved from precision machining to providing dies, fixtures, and gages, and to providing turnkey automated systems for the Aerospace, Appliance and Automotive industries that include a wide range of flexible and agile metal forming and fabricating solutions.