Manufacturing Today - January/February 2016 - 33

Milton Industries

Significant Growth

Milton Industries was founded by Milton Price
and Milton Goldish in 1943. The company established a manufacturing facility just south of
what is now the McCormick Place convention
center. The company incorporated in 1949 and
became known as the Milton Manufacturing
Company. Milton Industries has grown considerably since its beginnings more than 70 years
ago when it offered only 11 parts, and today it
offers more than 1,400 products.

need and opportunity within our core
product category for couplers is to increase our capacity and turnaround and
meet increasing growth and demand,"
Carlson says.
"The automated coupler machine will
approximately triple our capacity, reduce labor costs and enable much greater production efficiencies," Carlson ex-

plains. "We're investing approximately
$700,000, and look forward to it going
into production by May 1."

Client Demands
Shifting client demands are a primary
driver behind Milton Industries' decision to upgrade equipment and grow
the company. "Historically, Milton has
worked with a decentralized base of customers in multiple industry segments,"
Carlson says. "Our channels include
auto aftermarket, industrial, heavy duty,
farm and agriculture, hardware and government, with a strong military application business. Within each channel,
market consolidation is occurring at an
increased rate. The big are getting bigger, and independent dealers are being
acquired or banding together in tight-

Midwest

er cooperative arrangements to compete. In working with major retailers
and their backend operations, service
expectations are high, and they'll whack
you with fines if you're not meeting their
required measures. And, of course, the
Internet is playing an increasing role in
selling and marketing to end-users."
Milton Industries recognizes the importance of e-commerce as well. "We
Midwest Control Since 1987, Midwest Control has
been a leading supplier of air compressor and pneumatic
system components to original equipment manufacturers, as well as general industrial and specialty distributors.
Midwest Control maintains extensive in-stock inventories
of a wide array of products at its Wauconda, IL headquarters and two distribution centers in Southern California
and Colorado. From these locations, Midwest Control is
able to ship most orders on a same day basis.
Midwest Control is very proud of a 10+ year relationship with Milton Industries, and continues to work with
Milton to develop new products to meet their customers'
requirements.

JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2016 manufacturing-today.com

33


http://www.manufacturing-today.com

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Manufacturing Today - January/February 2016

Contents
Manufacturing Today - January/February 2016 - Cover1
Manufacturing Today - January/February 2016 - Cover2
Manufacturing Today - January/February 2016 - 1
Manufacturing Today - January/February 2016 - Contents
Manufacturing Today - January/February 2016 - 3
Manufacturing Today - January/February 2016 - 4
Manufacturing Today - January/February 2016 - 5
Manufacturing Today - January/February 2016 - 6
Manufacturing Today - January/February 2016 - 7
Manufacturing Today - January/February 2016 - 8
Manufacturing Today - January/February 2016 - 9
Manufacturing Today - January/February 2016 - 10
Manufacturing Today - January/February 2016 - 11
Manufacturing Today - January/February 2016 - 12
Manufacturing Today - January/February 2016 - 13
Manufacturing Today - January/February 2016 - 14
Manufacturing Today - January/February 2016 - 15
Manufacturing Today - January/February 2016 - 16
Manufacturing Today - January/February 2016 - 17
Manufacturing Today - January/February 2016 - 18
Manufacturing Today - January/February 2016 - 19
Manufacturing Today - January/February 2016 - 20
Manufacturing Today - January/February 2016 - 21
Manufacturing Today - January/February 2016 - 22
Manufacturing Today - January/February 2016 - 23
Manufacturing Today - January/February 2016 - 24
Manufacturing Today - January/February 2016 - 25
Manufacturing Today - January/February 2016 - 26
Manufacturing Today - January/February 2016 - 27
Manufacturing Today - January/February 2016 - 28
Manufacturing Today - January/February 2016 - 29
Manufacturing Today - January/February 2016 - 30
Manufacturing Today - January/February 2016 - 31
Manufacturing Today - January/February 2016 - 32
Manufacturing Today - January/February 2016 - 33
Manufacturing Today - January/February 2016 - 34
Manufacturing Today - January/February 2016 - 35
Manufacturing Today - January/February 2016 - 36
Manufacturing Today - January/February 2016 - 37
Manufacturing Today - January/February 2016 - 38
Manufacturing Today - January/February 2016 - 39
Manufacturing Today - January/February 2016 - 40
Manufacturing Today - January/February 2016 - 41
Manufacturing Today - January/February 2016 - 42
Manufacturing Today - January/February 2016 - 43
Manufacturing Today - January/February 2016 - 44
Manufacturing Today - January/February 2016 - 45
Manufacturing Today - January/February 2016 - 46
Manufacturing Today - January/February 2016 - 47
Manufacturing Today - January/February 2016 - 48
Manufacturing Today - January/February 2016 - 49
Manufacturing Today - January/February 2016 - 50
Manufacturing Today - January/February 2016 - 51
Manufacturing Today - January/February 2016 - 52
Manufacturing Today - January/February 2016 - 53
Manufacturing Today - January/February 2016 - 54
Manufacturing Today - January/February 2016 - 55
Manufacturing Today - January/February 2016 - 56
Manufacturing Today - January/February 2016 - 57
Manufacturing Today - January/February 2016 - 58
Manufacturing Today - January/February 2016 - 59
Manufacturing Today - January/February 2016 - 60
Manufacturing Today - January/February 2016 - 61
Manufacturing Today - January/February 2016 - 62
Manufacturing Today - January/February 2016 - 63
Manufacturing Today - January/February 2016 - 64
Manufacturing Today - January/February 2016 - 65
Manufacturing Today - January/February 2016 - 66
Manufacturing Today - January/February 2016 - 67
Manufacturing Today - January/February 2016 - 68
Manufacturing Today - January/February 2016 - 69
Manufacturing Today - January/February 2016 - 70
Manufacturing Today - January/February 2016 - 71
Manufacturing Today - January/February 2016 - 72
Manufacturing Today - January/February 2016 - 73
Manufacturing Today - January/February 2016 - 74
Manufacturing Today - January/February 2016 - 75
Manufacturing Today - January/February 2016 - 76
Manufacturing Today - January/February 2016 - 77
Manufacturing Today - January/February 2016 - 78
Manufacturing Today - January/February 2016 - 79
Manufacturing Today - January/February 2016 - 80
Manufacturing Today - January/February 2016 - 81
Manufacturing Today - January/February 2016 - 82
Manufacturing Today - January/February 2016 - 83
Manufacturing Today - January/February 2016 - 84
Manufacturing Today - January/February 2016 - 85
Manufacturing Today - January/February 2016 - 86
Manufacturing Today - January/February 2016 - 87
Manufacturing Today - January/February 2016 - 88
Manufacturing Today - January/February 2016 - 89
Manufacturing Today - January/February 2016 - 90
Manufacturing Today - January/February 2016 - 91
Manufacturing Today - January/February 2016 - 92
Manufacturing Today - January/February 2016 - 93
Manufacturing Today - January/February 2016 - 94
Manufacturing Today - January/February 2016 - 95
Manufacturing Today - January/February 2016 - 96
Manufacturing Today - January/February 2016 - 97
Manufacturing Today - January/February 2016 - 98
Manufacturing Today - January/February 2016 - 99
Manufacturing Today - January/February 2016 - 100
Manufacturing Today - January/February 2016 - 101
Manufacturing Today - January/February 2016 - 102
Manufacturing Today - January/February 2016 - 103
Manufacturing Today - January/February 2016 - 104
Manufacturing Today - January/February 2016 - 105
Manufacturing Today - January/February 2016 - 106
Manufacturing Today - January/February 2016 - 107
Manufacturing Today - January/February 2016 - 108
Manufacturing Today - January/February 2016 - 109
Manufacturing Today - January/February 2016 - 110
Manufacturing Today - January/February 2016 - 111
Manufacturing Today - January/February 2016 - 112
Manufacturing Today - January/February 2016 - Cover3
Manufacturing Today - January/February 2016 - Cover4
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/mt_vol18_1
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/mt_20171112
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/mt_201709
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/mt_201709_v2
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/mt_201708
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/mt_201707
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/mt_20170506
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/mt_20170304
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/mt_20170102
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/mt_20161112
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/mt_20160910v2
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/mt_20160910
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/mt_20160708
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/phoenix/mt_20160506
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/phoenix/mt_20160304
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/phoenix/mt_20160102
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/phoenix/mt_20151112
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/phoenix/mt_20150910
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/phoenix/mt_20150708
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/phoenix/mt_20150506
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/phoenix/mt_20150304
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/phoenix/mt_20150102
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/phoenix/mt_20141112
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/phoenix/mt_20140910
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/phoenix/mt_20140708
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/phoenix/mt_20140506
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/phoenix/mt_20140304
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/phoenix/mt_20140102
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/phoenix/mt_2013fall
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/phoenix/mt_2013summer_vol2
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/phoenix/mt_2013summer_vol1
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/phoenix/mt_2013spring
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/phoenix/mt_2012winter
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/phoenix/mt_2012fall
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/phoenix/mt_2012summer
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/phoenix/mt_2012spring
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/phoenix/mt_2011winter
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/phoenix/mt_2011fall
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/businessmedia/mt_2011summer
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/businessmedia/mt_2011springsummer
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/businessmedia/mt_2011spring
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/businessmedia/mt_2011winter
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/businessmedia/mt_2010fall
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/businessmedia/mt_2010summer
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/businessmedia/mt_2010spring
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/schofield/mt_2010winter
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/schofield/mt_2009fall
http://www.nxtbookMEDIA.com