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METALMOMENT

High-Tech Laser Machine Allows Business to
Boost Productivity and Expand Product Offerings
increase your work
productivity by four-fold? Be more precise,
efficient and use cleaner technology, all while
expanding your business portfolio? Sound like
a dream? Not if you're Meyda Custom Lighting,
the proud owner of a Prima Power high-tech
laser cutting machine.
Meyda Custom Lighting, based out of Yorkville,
New York, specializes in high-end, custom decorative lighting for both residential and commercial customers. Its clientele includes Chick-Fil-A,
Bass Pro Shops, Hilton and the University of
Oklahoma, and are the creator of the world's
largest LED free-hanging chandelier.
Yet, the company's humble beginnings started
with supplying unique lighting products for Tiffany
Studios in the early 1900s. Since then, it has
expanded, innovated and sharpened its business to what it is today-a 170,00-square-foot
shop with 68 highly skilled craftsmen.
It seems only natural that its next step in
innovation would be to purchase the Prima
Power machine, which would help create
highly detailed pieces that it would no longer
have to outsource. Bought in March, the CNC
laser cutting machine quickly outdid the CNC
plasma table previously used. Instead of running the plasma machine 12 hours a day, they
could do the same type of work in only 3.5.
WHAT IF YOU COULD

"Our plasma table was effective, but gave
off too much heat and was less accurate," said
Chet Cohen, grandson to the founders and current workshop and sales manager. "This new
technology provides a lot of engineering expertise, helping to eliminate the guesswork for
fabricators as they try to put the various pieces
together," said Cohen. "It also gives visual indicators, hides and welds seams easier, produces
less carbon build-up, cuts parts faster and more
accurately, and helps assembly move quicker."
Specifically, the machine can cut a wide
range and thicknesses of gauge metals, pierces
metal, creates grids and straight lines, and contours for customized decorations, components,
filigrees and metal cutouts. When starting a
new project, the engineer will use the designated software program to input the job. The
Prima Power will then take inventory of that job,
and the many others in queue, and group pieces
of the same type together and then cut them.
"This new machine has really allowed us
to expand our portfolio. For example, we created a crystal chandelier, which we previously couldn't produce in-house because the
pins that hold the crystals were so small and
needed incredible precision. We also designed
a pine branch chandelier, as a nod to the nearby
Adirondack Mountains, that has incredible

detail work in the pine needles and branches,
which wouldn't haven been possible before."
While the Prima Power has been a great
addition to the Meyda Custom Lighting team,
Cohen says the real value is in their employees.
"Our staff is really talented. We offer them
opportunities to think independently and work
where they are gifted to develop their talent,
which we can use. That's the business structure we like-take someone's natural ability,
give them a chance to develop, become an
asset to the company and cross-train others.
I can't say enough about them."
To learn more about Meyda Custom Lighting
and its full portfolio, visit www.meyda.com.
About Meyda Custom Lighting
Founded in 1974, the firm's roots date back to
the early 1900s supplying Tiffany Studios with
original lighting products, including the original
Coca-Cola stained glass fixtures. With many
years of designing, engineering and manufacturing expertise, Meyda develops innovations,
technologies and value that transcend architectural lighting for any budget or economy.
The firm's diverse talent creates chandeliers,
pendants, wall sconces, table and floor lamps,
outdoor lighting and stained glass windows, to
meet your exact specifications.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of O&MM Fabricator - November/December 2017

President’s Letter
Letter From the Executive Director
NOMMA Network
NOMMA Education Foundation
First Look: 2018 Metalfab / Fencetech Attendee Brochure
It's in the Air
A Fabricator’s Ergonomics
Seven Costly Management Mistakes
Supplier Members
New & Returning NOMMA Members & Iron Club Members
Gold Members
High-Tech Laser Machine Allows Business to Boost Productivity and Expand Product Offerings
Index of Advertisers
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O&MM Fabricator - November/December 2017 - President’s Letter
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O&MM Fabricator - November/December 2017 - Letter From the Executive Director
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O&MM Fabricator - November/December 2017 - NOMMA Network
O&MM Fabricator - November/December 2017 - NOMMA Education Foundation
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O&MM Fabricator - November/December 2017 - First Look: 2018 Metalfab / Fencetech Attendee Brochure
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O&MM Fabricator - November/December 2017 - It's in the Air
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O&MM Fabricator - November/December 2017 - A Fabricator’s Ergonomics
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O&MM Fabricator - November/December 2017 - Seven Costly Management Mistakes
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O&MM Fabricator - November/December 2017 - Supplier Members
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O&MM Fabricator - November/December 2017 - New & Returning NOMMA Members & Iron Club Members
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O&MM Fabricator - November/December 2017 - Gold Members
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O&MM Fabricator - November/December 2017 - High-Tech Laser Machine Allows Business to Boost Productivity and Expand Product Offerings
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O&MM Fabricator - November/December 2017 - Index of Advertisers
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