Focusing On Improving in Ways that Matter

A central tenant of lean manufacturing is identifying what factors of our output are critical to quality (CTQ) for our customers. Many of these are similar from customer to customer. Some of our larger clients have scorecards that, in theory, outline their different CTQs and rank all suppliers on these metrics. Our industry has certain standards that all roll formers generally meet. Roller Die also works to meet and exceed [...]

Roller Die Helps the Logistics Industry Grow

The logistics industry is seeing unprecedented growth as people chose to order from their homes items they previously sourced from stores. From delivery trucks to increased distribution facilities, people staying and working from home are taking advantage of services that allow them to stay safe and socially distance while still enjoying the meals, goods, and lifestyle they were accustomed to pre-virus. In many ways, this boom in the logistics industry [...]

Investing in the Future

The last several months have been a roller coaster for everyone and Roller Die is thankful that our customers have remained strong and continued to grow. We’ve taken steps to ensure the health and safety of our team and ordered material in advance to ensure the supply for our customers. We’ve also taken other steps to invest in the future. As the demand from our clients fluctuated, we took the [...]

Interested in Re-Shoring Your Suppliers

Many manufacturers are now looking at moving their business from China and other Asian countries back to North America. This trend has been heightened as the global pandemic shut down borders, making it harder for manufacturing representatives to perform plant tours and quality checks and slowing of logistics impacted transportation times. Bringing production back to North America has numerous advantages including greater control over quality and final product, ease of [...]

Roller Die Can Paint Large Parts

One excellent way to finish parts is powder coating. This provides a protective coat over your metal part and can be an attractive finish. Allowing us to handle powder coating before assembly removes the step from your team and ensures the full part is coated. Roller Die offers powder coating in a variety of colors and recently completed coating a large batch, confirming an ability to successfully coat parts up [...]

Long Term Planning in Times of Uncertainty

If there is anything we know about the rest of 2020, we know it’s likely to continue to be a roller coaster ride. Economic predictions assume a rational, operating market and are having to adjust to the new status quo. At Roller Die + Forming, we have taken steps to ensure we’re positioned to meet the future. We’ve worked to increase the safety of our team, ensuring that they have [...]

Roll Forming Decorative Parts

Stainless steel and aluminum parts are often used on the outside of boats, cars, appliances, trucks, and other final products to make the item look secure and attractive. At Roller Die + Forming, we roll form many decorative, and decorative but useful stainless steel and aluminum parts. From the steps of a truck to the trim around a pool, roll formed metal can be both functional and attractive. Delicate stainless-steel [...]

Looking at Economic Predictions for Manufacturing

Like every business, we are looking at economic predictions for manufacturing for the rest of the year and doing our best to predict what steps we need to take in order to ensure we come through 2020 strong. With GDP growth slowing and unemployment increasing, slowed consumer and business spending is likely to lead to a recession. The Federal Reserve, International Monetary Fund, and other economic organizations have been putting [...]

Optimizing Logistics to Minimize Cost

With five locations across the U.S. and in central Mexico, Roller Die + Forming customers understand the advantage of location and logistics. Transportation costs can be one of the hardest costs to cut and warehousing costs can add up. Tackling these two costs can cut the cost-per-part and overhead. Our Green Cove Springs, Florida plant is well situated to help Florida solar companies meet customer requirements for large-scale solar racking [...]

Roll Forming in an Age of Social Distancing

Sheet metal bending in factory While much focus in the news, and on our website, has been on supporting the efforts of the medical community to get the supplies they need to fight Covid-19, many other industries are still operating during this time. From essential infrastructure businesses like trucks, trains, and racking, to businesses looking for new ways to function and putting in conveyors, signs, shields, and [...]