Picking up our Automatic Dispensing Machine for Epoxy

Our latest piece of equipment comes from EXACT Dispensing Systems, Newcastle, Maine. Today, we are receiving training for the Model 1450 Single Acting Metering System and can’t wait to add this to our manufacturing facility. This machine will mix our hardener and epoxy so we can take out human error, time and loss of material.

 


Appearance on Executive Leaders Radio Program

Ernie DeLany (President) had the honor of appearing on Executive Leaders Radio Program this past Friday (May 9, 2014). He had a great time talking about his past experiences ranging from the lessons he has gained through sports, learning from losing, and various family stories.

Below are the radio stations, days and times your show will air, and other media carriages where you can access the show. Please make sure you tune in!

 

Local Coverage:

 

Sunday, May 18th from 3-4pm on  WCHE/1520AM (live stream www.wche1520.com)

 

Wednesday, May 21st from 10-11am on WNJC/1360AM (live stream www.wnjc1360.com)

 

 

NATIONAL COVERAGE:   

Tune in on Sunday, May 25th at 7amESTat www.radioamerica.com  or  www.radioamerica.org

National Stations:

KSRM 920 AM: Anchorage, AK     
WANI 1400 AM: Columbus, GA – Opelika, AL
WEBJ 1240 AM: Mobile, AL                              
KFPW 1230 AM: Ft. Smith – Fayetteville – Springdale – Rogers, AR
FLKBJT 1590 AM: Little Rock – Pine Bluff, AR
KTPA 1370 AM: Little Rock – Pine Bluff, AR
KZNG 1340 AM: Little Rock – Pine Bluff, AR         
KNTR 980 AM: Phoenix (Prescott), AZ                  
WCCF 1580 AM: Ft. Myers – Naples, FL                   
WJTK 96.5 FM: Jacksonville, FL                              
WJZS 106.1 FM: Live Oak, FL
KKLE 1550 AM: Wichita – Hutchinson Plus, KS
KLEY 1130 AM: Wichita – Hutchinson Plus, KS
KEUN 1490 AM: Lafayette, LA  
KXAR 1490 AM: Shreveport, LA                                  
WARK 1490 AM: Hagerstown, MD                                  
WICO 1320 AM: Salisbury, MD                                 
WATT 1240 AM: Traverse City – Cadillac, MI                      
WBCH 1220 AM: Grand Rapids – Kalamazoo – Battle Creek, MI
WMMI 830 AM: Flint-Saginaw – Bay City, MI      
KHMO 1070 AM: Quincy – Hannibal – Keokuk, IL- MO
WSFM 1180 AM: Wilmington, NC 
WABJ 1490 AM: Toledo, OH                                
KBNP 1410 AM: Portland, OR
WECZ 1540 AM: Johnstown – Altoona – State College, PA
WNWS 101.5 FM: Jackson, TN                                   
KACT 1360 AM: Odessa – Midland, TX                            
KQTY 1490 AM: Amarillo, TX                                  
KXYL 1240 AM: Abilene – Sweetwater, TX                      
KXYL 102.3 FM: Abilene – Sweetwater, TX                     
WFHG 92.7 FM: Tri Cities, TN  

 

A few weeks after the show airs it will be webcasted and archived on www.executiveleadersradio.com.  You can also access the show on iTunes, Podcastpickle.com, Podbean.com and Castroller.com.  The Executive Leaders Radio is also featured on Smart CEO, SBN Online and The Entrepreneurship Institute.


Export Strategy

For the past few months, Probes Unlimited, Inc., has been participating in a program called ExporTech by DVIRC that helps manufacturing and technology companies enter or expand in global markets. While PUI is currently a global company, we really want to focus on expanding those markets. At the moment, our sights are set on China, Canada, Germany and Australia.

These all-encompassing export sessions have provided us with a wealth of knowledge. We’ve also benefited with the support of an individual coach who answered any of our questions and guided us through the process of creating our own export strategy.

On April 3, 2013, we are scheduled to present our export strategy for each country in front of a panel of experts who specialize in different sectors of the exporting process. We have learned so much during these past few months and we thought we would share some of the important tips that we have been incorporating into our own export strategy.

We learned one of the biggest distinguishing factors of a successful and not-so-successful exporter is their marketing message.  As we all are aware, first impressions are often the deciding factor for whether or not a prospecting buyer is going to further pursue getting to know more about your company and the products/services you offer. We learned that it is imperative to have a clear message on how we differentiate from our competitors and why choosing our company will benefit the potential buyer. Seemingly an easy task, we soon found out how difficult it was to create a successful elevator pitch that was targeted for each country and product we were pitching.

The second valuable lesson we learned was the importance of doing thorough research to determine our target markets. Doing our homework and answering questions like: what foreign markets are most attractive for our product or service? And how can we be successful in these target markets were so valuable. From those questions, we were able to broaden our knowledge of product trends, to identify our biggest competitors in each market, and to understand our key obstacles that we might not have known.

Lastly, the process of writing our plan of action for the next three years was a huge help. Not only in the sense of having a concrete ‘To Do’ list that we can refer back to, but it really highlighted what is expected of each member of our team. That is, holding each of us accountable for specific tasks that will ensure that we complete our goals.

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7600 Series FiberStar Welding System

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The Holidays came early this year for Probes Unlimited, Inc. when we opened our brand new 7600 Series FiberStar Welding System. Now that it is up and running, we are like kids on Christmas day enjoying our new “toy” and learning all of its new capabilities.

Some of the exciting functions that it provides us with are, being able to zoom in 15x with the Binocular Microscope. This huge advancement has allowed us more reliability and overall safety while welding some of our more intricate parts. Our operator commented on how it is much easier it is to monitor and handle the laser, which creates a highly accurate light beam that consistently melts a very small area of metal. Other practical assets of this machine can be summed up in two words, control and repeatability. With this machine, we can control the weld shape, frequency, heat, weld depth in a repeatable consistent manor, which has enabled us to provide a more dependable product for our customers. All in all, we love our new addition and are excited to continue to educate ourselves on how to make the best possible product, with the most current technology.

For more information: http://www.laserstar.net/welding-products/fiber_laser_welding_workstation.cfm

Visit us at http://www.probesunlimited.com