Patent Construction Systems needed a new concept in scaffold planking. The challenge was to produce a light gauge steel plank that offered improvements in safety and strength. The process we ultimately developed for Patent actually connected two lines together, forming 180 foot long mill. The new Patent Plank was 50% lighter than wood and lasted five times longer.
Ford Motor Company needed a light weight seat cross member capable of handling high loads. By utilizing roll forming and our experience, we effectively combined three parts into one. Ford’s cost savings were $850,000 per year in reclaimed manufacturing floor space, capital equipment, and freight and $14 million in component savings, for a total approaching $15 million.