LigonMar2021At General Magnaplate, we’re always looking to enhance our organization. In that spirit, we're excited to promote from within and welcome Ligon de Vogel to his new role as Vice President of Operations and Corporate Strategy. In this position, he will help us strengthen and improve quality, productivity and lead times for our customers.

In his four years with us, Ligon has had a tremendous influence on driving our company’s growth through customer satisfaction.

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Due to inclement weather, General Magnaplate will be closed on Tuesday, February 16th and possibly on Wednesday, February 17th. As rolling blackouts and hazardous travel conditions continue across the region we will monitor the situation and keep you informed.

Improved weather is expected on Thursday, February 18th and our plant will operate over the upcoming weekend to minimize the effects of this closure on our customers. We appreciate your understanding as we navigate this unprecedented situation.

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General Magnaplate is pleased to announce the completion of an upgraded ventilation system at its Arlington, Texas facility. With this new system in place, engineered coatings are produced in a cleaner, healthier environment.

The ventilation system is designed to reduce humidity and improve visibility by eliminating steam and fog in production areas. Every tank that produces heat received the upgrade, including tanks on the Nedox® and Tufram® production lines.

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General Magnaplate has recently implemented a new enterprise resource planning (ERP) system created specifically for the surface enhancement industry. This system will both improve lead times and allow us to track orders more efficiently throughout the production process.

The new ERP system combines a quality management system (QMS) and integrated manufacturing execution system (MES). As it tracks orders, the ERP can capture any kind of production data as well as qualify personnel, equipment and outside vendors in real-time. General Magnaplate associates will have easier access to more detailed and nuanced information for complex processes, and the real-time information gleaned by the ERP will allow us to give customers precise updates on the status of their orders.

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We're proud to announce our Nedox® family of engineered coatings will be available in South Korea through an exclusive license with YKMC. Like General Magnaplate, YKMC is a family business that employs modern processes to provide quality protective surface treatments to a broad range of industries. YKMC has supplied Tufram® to South Korea since 2013, and the addition of Nedox gives customers more surface treatment options.

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We recently completed our company-wide OSHA safety training for 2020. The training is integral to our commitment to informing our employees of current OSHA standards and keeping them well-protected in the workplace.

Classes were conducted over two days by Vanguard Environmental — a regulatory and environmental compliance training specialist. Employees were educated about exposure to chemical hazards in the workplace with classes covering OSHA’s Hazard Communication (HazCom) and the United Nations’ Globally Harmonized System (GHS) for classifying and labeling chemicals. Additional subjects included Lockout/Tagout, forklifts, bloodborne pathogens, personal protective equipment (PPE) and emergency procedures.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has required many companies to ramp-up production on critical equipment essential for saving lives. This includes our customer Enfield Technologies, a manufacturer of valves for ventilators. These machines provide mechanical ventilation by moving breathable air into and out of the lungs.

Aluminum parts within the ventilator system are coated with our Tufram L-4 to:

  • Increase surface hardness
  • Provide low COF between mating parts
  • Reduce slip/stick action
  • Increase overall part longevity
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The aerospace industry in Poland has seen substantial growth in recent years. To help manufacturers in this and other thriving industries such as food processing and packaging better protect their components, General Magnaplate has announced its engineered coatings will be available in Poland exclusively through Poeton Polska — a division of U.K.-based licensee, Poeton Industries.

General Magnaplate has had a successful relationship with Poeton Industries for over 30 years, and both companies share the same philosophies. Like General Magnaplate, Poeton Industries — which traces its beginnings to 1898 — is a family business with a long history of providing protective surface treatments to a broad range of industries including commercial airframe and aerospace. Through the years, both companies have earned a reputation for innovation, quality and customer service on the global level.

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General Magnaplate — a world leader in the science of surface enhancement for metals and other substrates — has announced that its Arlington, Texas facility has achieved AS9100:D certification.

Companies earn AS9100 certification by proving their operations continually meet stringent quality requirements in order to indicate their products are safe and reliable for use in the aviation, space and defense industry (AS&D).

The certification affirms that General Magnaplate has implemented and maintains a quality control system with policies and procedures designed to promote continuous improvement. To that end, General Magnaplate continually ensures quality control through internal audits, comprehensive documentation, ongoing training and company-wide adherence to correct procedures including risk assessment, remediation and communication.

“We are very proud of our AS9100 certification,” said Ashley Russo, chief operating officer at General Magnaplate. “Our associates have embraced a philosophy of continuous improvement, and the certification reinforces customer confidence in our ability to set and fulfill stringent standards for quality.”

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General Magnaplate, a global leader in engineered coatings technology, has announced that Ashley Saunders Russo has been appointed as Chief Operating Officer. Russo has been responsible for consolidating Magnaplate's operations through the merging of the Linden, New Jersey and the Arlington, Texas facilities and will continue to oversee ongoing business operations. Candi Aversenti will retain her position as CEO and Edmund Aversenti will stay on as President.

“Ashley brings an excellent energy to the company,” says Aversenti. “She is no stranger to running a successful business, with numerous accomplishments in the field of journalism and media production for over twenty years. Her ambitious and generous spirit will continue and refine the 70-year-old, three-generation legacy we have built at General Magnaplate as a technology leader in the field of engineered coatings.”

The consolidation of General Magnaplate's New Jersey and Texas facility began in July of 2019. The move combined all engineered coating processes under a single roof to maximize efficiency, improving lead times for clients and strengthening focus on customer satisfaction through innovation, performance, product quality and experience. Freeing up over 8,500 square feet, the upgraded Texas facility plans on completing the transition by the end of 2019 under Russo's guidance.

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