A Sustainable Earth Through Sustainable Manufacturing

Get ready to celebrate the 45th anniversay of Earth Day on April 22.  This year's theme "It's Our Turn to Lead" will inspire "random acts of greenness" around the world. Earth Day was started in 1970 by U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson. After witnessing the environmental impacts of a California oil spill, Mr. Nelson wanted to harness the power of the public to make a positive impact on the environment.

Over the last few decades, this new environmental awareness has grown, and it greatly impacts the way we manufacture products. The increased focus on sustainable manufacturing has helped thousands of local manufacturers save money and the environment at the same time.

What is Sustainab
le Manufacturing?

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The Whole Truth About 3D Printing

3D printing or additive manufacturing has been around for decades.  But it hasn’t been until the last five years that the hype has exceeded the reality of what this technology can do.  After reading many articles from industry insiders, we've collected some key takeaways on the current and future trends for this manufacturing technique.

Where 3D printing really shines

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Plastic injection molding in everyday items

Increasing use of thermoplastics in manufacturing took place during the middle of the past century, coming on especially strong during the war years, 1940-45, where many applications substituted the use of plastics for metal.  Even in the sixties it was a booming and yet still infant, emerging technology.  The 1967 movie, "The Graduate," starring Dustin Hoffman and Anne Bancroft, made a powerful reference to the promise that plastics held in the American economy when, upon college graduation, the character Benjamin Braddock received a one-word piece of advice from a family friend.  "Plastics," he was told, as if this material was destined to be the next great breakthrough, which it was.

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Improve Efficiency with a Material Requirement Planning system

Like many companies, The Rodon Group recognizes our customers are our most valuable asset.  We pride ourselves on the ability to develop end-to-end manufacturing solutions that meet their demands on time, every time.

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A little holiday humor

A little holiday humor from The Rodon Group
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Planning for 2015: Benefits of manufacturing in the U.S.

In the 1900s, the United States was booming. Companies set up shop on American soil and hired well-educated, motivated American workers to manufacture and sell their products. More recently, free trade and an ever-globalizing economy have encouraged American businesses to move their manufacturing facilities overseas, where they can employ less expensive labor with fewer regulations and ultimately sell their products to the end consumer at a lower price. At first glance, lower prices appear to be a good thing, a way of getting more products into the hands of more people more rapidly. However, a closer look reveals there are still many benefits of manufacturing in the U.S. vs. overseas.

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A Holiday Video to Bring You Some Cheer

Hope this little video gets you in the holiday spirit.

 

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A Holiday message from The Rodon Group

At this time of year, we pause and reflect on all we have to be grateful for.  At The Rodon Group, we are grateful to have wonderful customers and vendors that have helped our business grow.
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Happy Hanukkah

A Hanukkah holiday message in the spirit of the "Festival of Lights".

Warm Hanukkah wishes to our friends, colleagues and customers

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The Rodon Group's 2014 Holiday Gift Guide

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