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Lincoln	Industries

	 "Many	of	our	customers	were	requesting	 that	 we	 fabricate	 and	 manufacture	
small-diameter	tube	products,	but	it	was	
difficult	to	find	sources,"	LeBaron	says.
	 "DS	turned	out	to	be	a	great	group,"	he	
adds.	"They	were	doing	some	high-quality	small	tube	fabrication	already,	and	by	
bringing	 them	 on	 stream,	 we	 were	 able	
to	 quote	 and	 accept	 new	 projects	 that	
we	couldn't	do	in	the	past.	On	the	other	
side,	they	had	a	lot	of	projects	and	opportunities	that	needed	the	right	coating	 and	 finishing	 services,	 and	 didn't	
have	 access	 to	 that.	 Between	 the	 two,	
there's	been	synergy."
	 Lincoln	 Industries'	 recent	 initiatives	
include	its	Innovation	Inspired	2016	technical	summit,	which	it	held	in	Lincoln.	
	 "We	start	from	the	philosophy	that	the	
more	 our	 customers	 know	 and	 under-

stand	what	it	takes	to	produce	highly	engineered	coated	products,	the	better	we	can	
do	to	meet	their	needs	and	produce	something	they	really	want,"	LeBaron	says.
	 The	event	featured	a	number	of	seminars	on	manufacturability	for	coatings,	
coating	selection,	heat	management	and	
coating	 uses.	 "We	 also	 did	 education	
[seminars]	on	tube	fabrication	and	facilities	and	talked	about	some	of	the	limitations	 of	 some	 of	 the	 things	 we	 can	 do,"	
he	says.
	 "It	 really	 is	 a	 technical	 summit	 and	
technical	 conference	 more	 than	 anything	 else,"	 he	 asserts.	 "We	 got	 a	 great	
response	 and	 customers	 realize	 it's	 a	
chance	 to	 share	 valuable	 information	
and	our	expertise	in	these	areas."
	 Lincoln	Industries	plans	to	continue	
investing	in	technology,	LeBaron	says.	

Midwest

"About	 two	 years	 ago,	 we	 created	 our	
innovation	 hub,	 which	 is	 focused	 on	
identifying	new	solutions	for	customers	or	opportunities	we	see	out	in	the	
community,"	he	says.
	 "We	 think	 that	 our	 technology	 will	
grow,"	 he	 says.	 "We're	 continuing	 to	
look	 for	 more	 brands	 to	 add	 to	 our	
portfolio.	 We	 think	 we've	 got	 a	 great	
future	for	growth."	mt
United Industries has been setting the standard of
excellence for over 75 years. Manufacturing laser welded
stainless steel tubing in 1"-8" OD, to ASME specifications
A249, A268, A269, A270, and A554. United Industries has
been perfecting its laser welded capabilities since 1992. We
have integrated a fourth generation laser process that sets
the standard for laser welded stainless steel tubing. United
Industries Cutting & Fabricating features laser cutting and
other precision tube fabrication for ready-to-assemble tubular components. Certified Quality Management System:
ISO/TS 16949:2009, ISO 9001:2008, and ASME BPE. www.
unitedindustries.com www.ui-cf.com

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