- Heat treating
- Rust proofing
- Building hardware
- Electronic components
Donahue Industries offers metal stamping capabilities to grinding wheel and wire rope industries and hardware startups
Donahue Industries manufactures metal stampings for the grinding wheel and wire rope industries while expanding into the hardware startup arena. We're a leading international metal components manufacturer with strengths in bringing a part from concept to prototype to production, including bar coding capabilities and CAD designs and development. Using compound and progressive tooling, Donahue Industries manufactures metal components using services including:
Tired of plastic sheave gauges?
If you're tired of your plastic sheave gauges cracking and warping, you can purchase a metal sheave gauge for nearly the same price. Donahue Industries sells fractional (Imperial) sheave gauges in five different sizes:
If you're tired of your plastic sheave gauges wearing and need something more durable, you can order a brand new metal sheave gauge on Amazon or eBay. Within a few clicks and a couple of days, you can own a long-lasting metal sheave gauge to inspect your wire rope sheaves.
Why use metal over plastic?
Designing a product? If you're thinking about manufacturing with metal instead of plastic, think about these 5 great reasons why metal might be a better choice for you:
Crane and rigging training institutes: give away metal sheave gauges for less than $10 per set
Crane and rigging training institutes can now provide trainees with durable, long-lasting sheave gauges as giveaways at a fraction of the cost competitors charge.
Our most popular sheave gauge - called our Special Group I (1/4" - 1-1/2") - sells for less than $10 each at high volume quantities (1,000+). That's about 10% of the price of any durable metal sheave gauge you can find in North America. (Even for 1 gauge, you'd pay about 25% of the price competitors charge for metal sheave gauges.) Add imprinting so your trainees can more easily remember you or send clients your way, and it's just a bit more per set.
How we keep our prices low for you
We stamp our metal sheave gauges - giving you the same precision as a laser cut option but more durability than plastic options.
Don't just take our word for it. Get a sample or see our prices.
Bocce, burgers, and beating the heat. We celebrated our employees today at our annual summer cookout by giving out awards to standout employees. We thanked those who've gone above and beyond by:
We thank our employees for embracing LEAN manufacturing and helping to create a winning team at Donahue Industries.
Worcester manufacturer Saint-Gobain makes "more than 250,000 types and sizes of bonded abrasives - most of them customized - for everything from highly technical precision manufacturing solutions to home improvement projects." They're working on a major capital investment campaign to better serve customers in the steel, automotive, and aerospace industries, according to the Worcester Business Journal's July 5, 2016 article "Saint-Gobain Abrasives making capital investments."
Vice President of Saint-Gobain Abrasives North America Bradley H. Johnson says "abrasives play an important part in our daily lives as consumers, whether it's sandpaper for sanding furniture and preparing walls for painting, saw blades used to cut concrete and stone for our homes knife sharpening, or discs to polish cars to a flawless finish."
With manufacturing facilities in 27 countries, Saint-Gobain has a research and development center right here in central Massachusetts in Northborough.
On the heels of releasing our Spanish version of DonahueIndustries.com, we now launch French and German versions. We launched these translated website versions to better serve grinding wheel manufacturers and crane and rigging companies in Latin American and European markets.
Our translated websites are part of a larger global sales and marketing effort, including a trip to Mexico this spring to potential grinding wheel customers.
Up next: DonahueIndustries.com in Portuguese.
How Donahue Industries tightens production processes to improve customers' experiences
When we address inefficiencies in our processes, these five perks happen:
We spent a good part of the week addressing inefficiencies using Total Preventive Maintenance (or Total Productive Maintenance - TPM) with help from our consultant at the Massachusetts Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MassMEP). Our team observed our thin wheel insert production to find microstops and tackle repeat problems in real-time. The result: improvements to our Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) to avoid repeat problems and run a tighter ship so our customers have excellent experiences buying their metal stampings from Donahue Industries.
With guidance from the Massachusetts Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MassMEP), we've successfully implemented pull manufacturing. Pull manufacturing is a production system based on actual customer demand instead of forecasting or producing to stock.
Pull manufacturing helps us control our inventory. Controlling our inventory frees up cash to purchase new equipment so we can provide our customers with new and better services.
We thank our shipper and material handler for configuring our brand new Work in Process (WIP) area.
Donahue Industries, Inc. is a full service international metal stamping manufacturer in Massachusetts specializing in parts for the grinding wheel and wire rope industries.
Donahue Industries, Inc.
5 Industrial Drive
Shrewsbury, MA 01545-5835
Phone: (001) 508-845-6501
Fax: (001) 508-842-7665