Dawson Mfg. Company News
  The Dawson Material Control, Quality and IT Groups have installed new wireless access points
throughout the plant to work with the new wireless barcode scanning project.

Material can now be tracked all the way from the time it's received in the plant, through work-in-progress (WIP)
manufacturing, quality inspection points and finally, as the product is ready to be shipped.

The new system allows for monitoring materials every step of the way to the finished product and provides
lot traceability for our customers as well as custom reports of the material's progress through the plant.

This reinforces our belief in Prevention vs Detection to avoid quality issues.

Barcode Scanning Screenshot

  The Dawson Quality, Health, Safety & Environmental System (QHSE) has been developed
and operates via custom, specialized Hypertext Applications.

The QHSE System provides various Key Measures information,
Quality Alerts, general plant information and a "real-time" Safety Counter.

The Safety Counter displays "Days Worked at Dawson Mfg. Without a Lost Time Injury"
with the actual number of days, hours, minutes and seconds.

Safety Screenshot

  Engineering, IT and Dawson Facilities/Maintenance Groups have installed and configured
a new real-time part data recording/display system on a recently installed workcell.

The part data recording system consists of an on-board Microsoft Windows 7® networked industrial computer
mounted in the workcell commuicating with the machine's Programmable Logic Controller (PLC).

This tracks various part data registry points, recording that data on an Excel spreadsheet then storing
a copy of that spreadsheet part data on a server over the network at pre-set time intervals and part production events.

It allow for real-time part data viewing as well as viewing historical data saved on the server via a custom web interface.

Real-Time Data Screen

  Newly revised Dawson Mfg Web Site design for 2017! Our web site has been completely redesigned
with new menus, more content, fresh images and additional resources.

Check it out! If you have any questions, comments, concerns or possibly see areas
where our site could be improved, please let us know. Thanks!

  More automation is on the way for Dawson Mfg.! We have been installing some new equipment,
with more on the way, that make greater use of new automation techniques and increased use of technology.

This allows for increased production, better quality monitoring, more effective
machine operation as well as ease of use for our operators.

  Dawson Mfg. Engineers, Quality, Production, Facilities Maintenance, IT and Material Control Groups
continue to improve and update equipment and processes throughout the plant.

Constant updates and improvements help in our quest to meet the changing market demands
and ensure Total Customer Satisfaction.

  New Products slated for production in 2015 and 2016!
New Product Launches are rolling out with additional product launches scheduled.
We're excited to provide new products for our customers as well as updates to some of our current products.

We welcome our new customers and embrace our current customers!

  We strive to offer the highest quality products, competitively priced, delivered on time,
in an efficient, environmentally friendly way through a well-structured manufacturing system.

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