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Published:
Friday, Jan 19, 2018

Joint Interview Hosted by Alliance Specialties and Laser Sales with the Technology and Manufacturing Association (TMA)

BROADVIEW, IL (January 19, 2018) – ECS Corporation recently participated in The Manufacturing Alliance podcast series. One of several hosted by Alliance Specialties and Laser Sales, it was the first which was recorded in conjunction with the Technology and Manufacturing Association (TMA). Hosts Kent Gladish of TMA and Tony Demakis of Alliance interviewed ECS President and COO Rick Milefchik and Cathy Hayat, the company’s Marketing Manager. The focus of the discussion was the story behind ECS and its recent transformation. Topics such as robotic laser welding, which the company utilizes in its plant, and manufacturing automation were also discussed.

A complete recording of the podcast may be found here http://alliancelasersales.com/2018/01/19/the-manufacturing-alliance-ecsc...

“The story of ECS Corporation is such a remarkable tale of overcoming adversity”, says Rick Milefchik, “We’re passionate about the changes that have taken place and the direction our company is headed. I appreciated the opportunity Tony Demakis and Kent Gladish gave us to tell that story.”

Founded in 1925, TMA supports manufacturers in the Chicago metropolitan area and surrounding counties in northern Illinois, northern Indiana, and southern Wisconsin. It has almost 1,000 members representing over 32,000 employees and nearly 26M square feet of manufacturing.

Alliance Specialties and Laser Sales is a diverse company which not only sells custom industrial laser applications including laser welders and engravers, but also specializes in complete injection mold finishing and maintenance solutions. The company partners with some of the most respected industry leaders to help their customers achieve successful solutions.

Published:
Monday, Jan 08, 2018
ECS Corp's January Inventory Reduction Sale

As we head into 2018, it’s time to clear out inventory to make room for new products. That’s good news if you have Schindler 9300 escalators on service.

During the month of January, take advantage of savings on Miconic F3 controller boards. Save money by avoiding costly upgrades with:

    590810 PEM 1.Q master board for $1075.50 each
    590811 PES 1.Q slave board for $886.50 each

Purchase them together and we’ll take an additional 10% off.

But the savings don’t end there. From now until January 31st, get the SCH310676 friction wheel sheave, 6 bolt pattern for SWE and 9300 units, for only $145.00 each.

Published:
Tuesday, Dec 12, 2017
P69273 Montgomery style release cams on bed of laser cutter

Release CAMs for Montgomery E5000 Style Escalator to be Used at Local Girl Scout Events

BROADVIEW, IL (December 12, 2017) – Today ECS Corporation donated 150 Montgomery style P69273 release cams to the Technology and Manufacturing Association (TMA). The cams will be used as part of hands-on STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) activities by two local girl scout troops in their annual STEMapalooza events. The STEMapaloozas will feature local STEM organizations and museum booths from across the Chicagoland area, as well as science shows and demonstrations. The first event, for the Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois, is scheduled for February 3, 2018 in Woodstock, IL. The second event, for the Girls Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana, is planned for March 24, 2018 in Country Club Hills, IL.

The effort was coordinated by the Women in TMA Committee which advocates for women in manufacturing through the promotion of education, advancing careers and strengthening networks. They requested donations of various-sized parts with a hole large enough to be strung on a twine cord. A Women in TMA representative will explain the process of manufacturing while the ‘tween-aged’ girls make necklaces from the parts.

“The incoming talent in the vertical transportation industry reminds us of the need to share our knowledge and experience”, says Rick Milefchik, President and COO, “We feel strongly about supporting our community and the leaders of tomorrow. It is our hope this small gesture will inspire the next generation of manufacturers and vertical transportation professionals.”

Founded in 1925, TMA supports manufacturers in the Chicago metropolitan area and surrounding counties in northern Illinois, northern Indiana, and southern Wisconsin. It has almost 1,000 members representing over 32,000 employees and nearly 26M square feet of manufacturing.

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