Video from the Global Midwest Alliance Event

Anthony L. Chirchirillo, CEO of Chirch Global® Manufacturing, shares his thoughts on Advanced Manufacturing at a Global Midwest Alliance Event.


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Making Purchasing Easy is the Future of Manufacturing

The Chirch Global® Manufacturing Network and Fabricating.com are making purchasing easy for customers - featuring Haag Engineering.

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In recent years, manufacturing has become fast paced; relying on not only a quick turn around for quotes, but also on production to maintain competitiveness in a global environment. For purchasing agents and buyers, leveraging resources to make sourcing quick and effective is what helps their company stand out from their competitors.

One such recent case came up with Erica Lee, the Product and Communications Manager at Haag Education, a division of Haag Engineering. Erica was tasked with finding a supplier for the new Haag Roofing and Siding Gauge™. Unlike other parts Haag sourced in the past, this was a complex metal fabrication, as it required holding a tolerance of .0005" (1/2 of a thousandth of an inch) - after being heat treated and plated. This surely was not a task any fabricator could handle.

Knowing this, Erica tasked Fabricating.com with finding a company that could help to manufacture their new product. Being a key supporter of domestic manufacturing, Fabricating.com provides the only online marketplace exclusively developed for the American manufacturing industry. The company connects U.S. buyers with U.S. suppliers through a simple online platform for sourcing custom metal and plastic parts in over 250 manufacturing disciplines. With their wide range of suppliers, this was the perfect place for Erica to find the right supplier for her complex metal fabrication.

Shortly after putting out her RFQ on Fabricating.com, Erica was contacted by Jeremy Hahn, Sales Manager at Chirch Global Manufacturing. He explained while this looked like a straight forward stamping, there were a lot of potential problems, due to the tight tolerance requirements.
"Holding .0005" (1/2 of a thousandth of an inch) tolerance is like slitting an average piece of hair in half. You're literally splitting hairs. It's not something most stampers are comfortable with." - Jeremy Hahn, Chirch Global Manufacturing.

While other metal stampers have their supply chains, the advantage Jeremy had on this project was the Chirch Global Manufacturing Network. This Network of 14 companies helps to provide a single source solution to their global customers, and on this particular project, both Induction Heat Treating Corporation and Reliable Plating Corporation were ready to help.

Induction Heat Treating Corporation has a focus on heat treating parts on very specific regions, as it can highly control the area and depth of the penetration. This process was chosen over furnace heat treat, as heat treating the entire part can cause the metal to distort or bend, like that of a potato chip. This is on a very miniscule level, but when you're splitting hairs on tolerance, it makes a difference.

Reliable Plating Corporation is best known for both highly cosmetic plating as well as purely functional plating. They chose a Mid Phos Electroless Nickel Plate .0002-.0003" thick, followed by a 3 hour bake at 375F for Hydrogen Embrittlement Relief.

Electroless Nickel was chosen due to the uniformity of the deposit compared to Electrolytic Nickel, as any little change would make a big difference at the tight tolerances. The bake was needed due to the hardness of the material, but it had to be done just right so it would not fracture any of the heat treated areas which were critical to the function of the part.

After finally going through other secondary operations, Erica finally had the product she was looking for. What at first seemed like an impossible task, turned out to be quite easy. Manufacturing surely is turning out to be service orientated, and its groups like the Chirch Global Manufacturing Network and Fabricating.com that will help to streamline the process for anyone who is in need.

Chirch Global® Manufacturing Adds The Lakone Company to its Global Manufacturing Network

The industry-leading manufacturer of metal stampings and sheet metal fabrications welcomes The Lakone Company to its collaborative network of best-in-class, globally competitive manufacturing companies.


The Lakone Company
'We pride ourselves on choosing the best companies to reinforce our ability to be an all-encompassing manufacturing destination, so it’s an honor to add a business whose longstanding reputation precedes it.' - Jeremy Hahn, Chirch Global Manufacturing
Chirch Global® Manufacturing, LLC today announced the addition of The Lakone Company to the Chirch Global Manufacturing Network. This is the first new induction of 2014 for the network, which is comprised of fourteen highly specialized, world-class companies serving as a one-stop destination for global manufacturing needs.
The Chirch Global Manufacturing Network was created by CEO Anthony L. Chirchirillo to bring together like-minded businesses with distinct manufacturing competencies. This unique, collaborative model grants customers direct access to top manufacturers through one outlet.
Requests for quotes can be sent to Chirch Global Manufacturing, where they are assessed and sent to the appropriate company within the network. Customers can then expect a representative from that company to contact them directly, eliminating the need for intermediary parties. All affiliate companies have been carefully selected to ensure the best possible start-to-finish experience for customers, and the Network has proudly enlisted The Lakone Company as its newest member.
Founded in 1944, The Lakone Company has made a name for itself with its top-quality injection molding. Serving a wide variety of industries including automotive, railroad, military, electronics, medical, housewares and more, the company’s longstanding success has been a result of its highly specialized manufacturing capabilities and commitment to creating a superior customer experience. The Lakone Company offers services in the following areas:
·    Plastic injection molding
·    Custom assembly
·    Hot stamping
·    Ultrasonic welding
·    Shrink film packaging for consumer products
·    Solvent bonding services
·    Pad printing
“We’re thrilled to bring The Lakone Company on board,” said Jeremy Hahn, Chirch Global Manufacturing. “We pride ourselves on choosing the best companies to reinforce our ability to be an all-encompassing manufacturing destination, so it’s an honor to add a business whose longstanding reputation precedes it.”
To learn more about The Lakone Company, please visit http://www.lakoneco.com.

Chicago-area Manufacturing Company, Chirch Global® Manufacturing, to Sponsor International Youth Soccer Tournament

Leading-edge Manufacturer of Metal Stampings and Sheet Metal Fabrications Enlists as a Main Sponsor for the Chicago KICS Cup, Slated to Take Place July 19-26th in Chicago, IL

Chirch Global Manufacturing and Chicago Kics Cup
July 19th - 26th, 2014 in Chicago USA
This is a great opportunity for young athletes from all around the world to come together in a beautiful city.
Chicago, IL (PRWEB) January 29, 2014
Chirch Global Manufacturing, LLC today announced its official support for KICS Cup, an international youth soccer tournament happening this July in Chicago, IL. The sponsorship marks an exciting start to 2014 – a year in which the company plans to continue its longstanding dedication to community involvement.
Chicago KICS International Youth Cup is a week-long soccer tournament bringing together young athletes, families, and soccer fans from across the globe. The event will kick off with an opening ceremony on July 20th, held at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Chicago’s famed Millennium Park. Here, players and supporters will have the opportunity to mingle with other participating international teams while enjoying live entertainment. Other highlights include a VIP beach party and closing ceremony, facing the scenic Chicago skyline and featuring music, food, and fireworks.
In preparation for the tournament, Chirch Global Manufacturing will be supporting many facets of the inaugural global event. As a main sponsor, the company is proud to support this very positive global experience for our youth, the expansion of international youth soccer, and the promotion of Chicago as a global destination.
“We’re excited to be a main sponsor for this amazing event,” said Jeremy Hahn from Chirch Global Manufacturing. “This is a great opportunity for young athletes from all around the world to come together in a beautiful world-class city. It’ll be the perfect chance to learn more about other cultures and share a mutual admiration for soccer with friends and family. It’s an honor for Chirch Global Manufacturing to support the initiative.”
For more information, or to register for the 2014 Chicago KICS Cup, please visit the event website athttp://www.kicscup.com.
About the Chirch Global Manufacturing Network
Chirch Global Manufacturing, LLC is a leading manufacturer of metal stampings and sheet metal fabricationsbased in the Chicago area. Through its Chirch Global Manufacturing Network, the company is able to provide globally competitive costs, shortened lead times, simplified vendor management and rapid product development, all with the highest quality and best customer experience. For more information please visit the Network website athttp://www.chirchnetwork.com/.
About Chicago KICS Cup
The Chicago KICS International Youth Cup believes in the power of cultural exchange and discourse along with the spirit of fair play and competition. Through teamwork and cooperative learning, the Chicago KICS Cup participants will gain an appreciation for cultural diversity and how people from different continents communicate, celebrate and compete. The Chicago KICS Cup shall be known as a family-oriented event that unites the world’s children through the sport of soccer in one of the world’s largest and renown metropolitan areas.
Motto: “Come for the soccer, stay for Chicago!”

Chirch Global® Manufacturing LLC Featured in TheFabricator.com Article for Manufacturing Strategy Innovation


Recent article highlights the company’s collaborative manufacturing strategy, the Chirch Global Manufacturing Network.

 

 Chirch Global Manufacturing, a leading Chicago-area manufacturer of metal stampings and sheet metal fabrications takes the spotlight in a recent article featured on TheFabricator.com. The article specifically focuses on the innovative business model of the Chirch Global Manufacturing Network, which the company has developed to provide customers with a single source for best-in-class comprehensive manufacturing solutions.

 

“If our focus is always on what’s in the best interest of the customer, it really opens the door to a lot more business for everybody,” says Anthony L. Chirchirillo, CEO of Chirch Global Manufacturing.

Through its global manufacturing network, Chirch Global Manufacturing sets itself apart in the industry by providing globally competitive costs, shortened lead times, simplified vendor management and rapid product development, all with the highest quality and best customer experience. Building off of this strong foundation, the Chirch Global Manufacturing Network presents a unique, customer-focused approach to manufacturing solutions. The Network is comprised of fourteen world-class, independently owned manufacturing businesses that work together to streamline the purchasing process, effectively creating a “one-stop shop” for current and potential customers.

The just-published article on well-known industry resource TheFabricator.com zeroes in on the story behind the Chirch Global Manufacturing Network, from inkling to inception. The feature marks a period of substantial growth and change for the company, which has kept ahead of the curve with its intuitive and responsive strategies for solving the everyday problems of its customers. The full write-up can be accessed here.

“We’re honored to have been written about so thoroughly in a go-to publication like TheFabricator.com,” states Jeremy Hahn of Chirch Global Manufacturing. “Our company has thrived year after year because of our undivided commitment to serving our customers in the best ways possible, and this article does a fantastic job of emphasizing that commitment through our continual adaptations and innovations.”

Chirch Global Manufacturing Launches New Online Quoting System

New System Automatically Generates Confirmation Email and Provides Tracking Number

Chirch Global Manufacturing®, LLC., a manufacturer of metal stampings and sheet metal fabrications, has launched a new database driven online quoting system on its website.

When prospective clients go to submit a quote, they will be able to include all relevant details in a comments box. It is also possible to attach a file along with the request. Once the quote request is entered users will receive a confirmation email with a ticket number which, when entered on the company website, will allow users to track the progress of their quote request.

When submitting a request, users should include information about:

• What type of parts they need a quote for
• What type of materials should be used
• The quantity of the request
• What kind of finish is required
• Any other relevant details

“Keeping up with online requests for quotations can be time consuming. This new database driven system allows us to easily keep track of quotes, as well as see when updates were sent to our potential customers,” said company representative Jeremy Hahn.

This is an exciting development as Chirch Global Manufacturing continues to improve its worldwide manufacturing network. Other recent news includes company CEO Anthony L. Chirchirillo being elected to serve on the board of directors of the Harvard Business School Club of Chicago and network member ODM Tool and Manufacturing Co. being featured on Fox Business Network.

Businesses interested in getting a quote can submit a request at :http://www.chirchmfg.com/request_for_quote.html

Chirch Global Manufacturing CEO Elected to the Board of Directors of the Harvard Business School Club of Chicago

Harvard Business School Alumnus Mr. Anthony L. Chirchirillo to serve as a Director through 2016.

Chirch Global Manufacturing, a manufacturer of metal stampings and sheet metal fabrications, is proud to announce that Harvard Alumnus and company owner and CEO, Anthony L. Chirchirillo has been elected to serve on the board of directors of the Harvard Business School Club of Chicago.

"I'm honored to join fellow alumni in continuing the tradition of bringing quality Harvard Business School programs and networking events to the Chicagoland area," says Mr. Chirchirillo.


The Harvard Business School Club of Chicago is a leading member of the HBS community and is one of the oldest business school clubs. Their mission is to:


• Help members make a difference in their lives, in their businesses and in the broader community.


• Support and help build valuable not-for-profit organizations within the Chicago area by focusing knowledge, skills and financial resources on helping them make a positive impact.


• Help improve the educational experience for children in Chicago.


• Promote discourse, contribute new ideas and support a vibrant, dynamic business community in Chicago.


•Promote an active, lifetime connection between Harvard Business School and its graduates in the Chicago
area.


Chirch Global Manufacturing is a leading manufacturer of metal stampings and sheet metal fabrications based in the Chicago area. Through their global manufacturing network, they are able to provide globally competitive costs, shortened lead times, simplified vendor