Barnes Technical Products helps clients move from concept to equipment.

By Mark Lawton, Knighthouse Media

Barnes Technical Products can design and build custom equipment for a range of fields.

Russell Barnes founded BTP in 1984 in West Haven, Conn., after stints in sales/engineering and as a manufacturer’s representative. “Then someone asked me to manufacture something for them,” Barnes says. “I have an engineering background. My family was in the machining business. I grew up around machinery. My mom and dad are both engineers.”


Christy Metals and its three sister companies under the Helms Performance Group continue to thrive by investing in new equipment and facility upgrades.

By Janice Hoppe-Spiers, Knighthouse Media

Christy Metals shines when it comes to producing the highest-quality products and meeting its customers’ demands for shorter lead times. A master distributor of metal products and services, the company continues to enjoy record growth and is investing back into its properties as it expects that momentum to continue well into the future.


Walhonde Tools will continue to lead the way in welded tube and pipe assembly as it expands its portfolio and customer base.

By Janice Hoppe-Spiers, Knighthouse Media

At Walhonde Tools, innovation never stops. The company specializes in precision tube and pipe alignment tools that are custom made for each customer and known for their longevity and durability. “We visit facilities that are having problems with fit-ups and help them troubleshoot to develop clamps that will solve their problem,” Vice President of Sales Todd Dugan says. “Everything we make can be customized.”


Manufacturers can address the skill gaps in their facilities with the right training.

By John S. Rinaldi, Real Time Automation

Attention manufacturers using Allen-Bradley PLCs: Do you know the key skill gaps that are hurting your productivity, efficiency and profitability? Do you know what to do about it?

You have a lot of challenges as a manufacturer: technology, efficiency, productivity, quality and machine obsolescence, to name just a few. But there’s one overarching, comprehensive problem that encompasses all these challenges - getting the right people in place and training them to do the job well. Without that, your factory won’t be productive.

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