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    Vallorbs achieves ISO 9001:2008 Certification

    It is with great pride and satisfaction that I can announce that Vallorbs achieved ISO 9001:2008 certification of its quality management system recently. What does that mean? ISO 9000 is a series of international quality management systems standards maintained by the internal bodies of over 176 countries world-wide. The standards describe the activities an organization […]

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    Small Hole Drilling on Swiss CNC’s

    New Technologies Sometimes changes have to be made when a product we are working on in the shop has too many Secondary Operations. These changes usually are due to problems keeping tolerances and quality intact. However, as new technologies become available we are able to tighten up these tolerances and push the boundaries when it […]

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    Three Amazing Products That Couldn’t Exist Without Precision Machined Parts

    Precision machining may not be something you think about very often, but your life would be dramatically different without it. Here are three amazing products that could not exist without the precision-machined parts Vallorbs manufactures every day. Jets. While airplanes might still exist, aerospace as we know it could not exist without precision machined parts. […]

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    Vallorbs Material Rack Kaizen Event

    Vallorb’s  latest  Kaizen  event occurred   last   week   from   11-10-14  to  11-13-14.   The  focus  of  our event   was   to   sort   the   materials we currently have in to types of material, like Zirconium, Stainless Steel  and Brass,  so that it is easier to find material and visually more appealing to visitors and external auditors who visit our […]

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    Room for Continuous Improvement

    Vallorbs has firmly embraced the concepts of lean operations and continuous improvement. These concepts apply to the shop floor, the office, and everywhere in between. Recently we made significant upgrades to our primary inspection area. Our valued inspectors are critical to insuring our customers receive the utmost in product quality and to do that we […]

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    Best Wishes! Jean Hershey Retires After 64 Years

    Jean Hershey, who worked in our Bird in Hand facility as an inspector, started with the Vallorbs Jewel Company on August 20, 1950, at the age of 22. At the time, Vallorbs was making small jewel bearings for aircraft instruments as well as sapphire phonograph needles. Jean officially retired May 2, 2014 at the age […]

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    Vallorbs Lean Initiatives

    The Val-Co family of companies has been latching onto the Lean initiatives with very strong hands. I am rather impressed by the efforts made by all departments at this time. Throughout my experiences with implementing Lean, Val-Co as an entire organization, has grasp this culture change like no other company. That makes a statement for […]

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    5S Progress

    The Bird In Hand facility has continued to progress with their 5S events, with the recent addition of the CAM Machine area. This event has taken place over a period of time, but we recently wrapped up the Sorting, Straightening and Shining, and have begun the Standardizing and Sustaining. The process began with the removal […]

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