How technology is changing industrial chain manufacturing

May 18, 2022

Old-world Craftsmanship Meets Modern Technology: How Innovation is Changing Industrial Chain (and why it matters) Chain production has come a long way since blacksmiths originally forged their historical link to expansion and discovery. And while some aspects of a chain are timeless, the process has grown with every technological advancement in manufacturing. Sure, chains are…

The Return of Trade Shows

March 30, 2022

On with the Show. Before the pandemic, there were two things you could always count on, year after year: taxes and tradeshows. One of the two was actually something to look forward to. But as the world began to shut down, trade shows were among the first of the dominoes to fall as safety took…

Finding Traction During a Snow Plow Shortage

January 31, 2022

Staying Safe During the Snow Plow Shortage.  In any given year, winter weather is challenging enough. Regardless of what it looks like outside, we have places to go, and things to accomplish. With the growing snow plow shortages across the country, getting where you need to go is becoming an even bigger challenge—and risk. With…

Product Highlight: Sling Inspections

October 5, 2021

Chain Slings repeatedly lift very large, heavy loads on a regular basis. Their flexible design provides strength and durability so they can withstand the daily ins and outs of construction sites and manufacturing floors.  No material is indestructible. Equipment failure could mean expensive losses and potential injury or worse. Maintaining your sling is critical. Maintenance…

Selecting a Chain Manufacturing Partner: Core Values Matter

July 14, 2021

Most successful business relationships have one thing in common: both partners have core values that align. And when business relationships go wrong, it’s usually a misalignment of core values that underlies every issue. There’s a lot at stake when selecting a chain manufacturing partner. No matter how you interact with chain—an OEM using it in…

Forming Stronger Links With 2 Second Lean

May 20, 2021

Lean manufacturing is a production method popularized in the first half of the twentieth century by production teams at Toyota. A lean manufacturing approach has been widely adopted by many leading companies in the industrial sector, but many find it difficult to sustain over time. “Lean” is typically aimed at eliminating waste from production, which…

Technology and Quality In Chain Manufacturing: An Insider’s Look

December 16, 2020

  We recently had the honor of presenting how we use technology in our quality process at the  Association of Wire Rope Fabricators (AWRF) virtual trade show. In the presentation, we showed off a few of the tools we’ve developed to ensure our chain’s safety and performance: the Hololens mixed reality device and our Chainspection…

Does ISO Certification Matter When Choosing a Supplier?

February 27, 2020

  Why Choose an ISO-Certified Contract Manufacturer? We work with many types of customers at Laclede Chain who incorporate chain into their businesses in different ways. We serve OEMs that incorporate our chain into agriculture equipment, commercial fisheries that use marine chain to lift nets from the ocean, construction companies performing overhead lifting operations, and…

Laclede Chain Featured on TV show “World’s Greatest!”

February 19, 2016