Lindberg/MPH - Looking Back at the Successful 2018

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It’s been a busy year here at Lindberg/MPH! As the calendar turns to 2019, we’d like to take a look back at 2018. During 2018, we shipped 130 pieces of equipment to customers in a range of industries including automotive, aerospace, foundry, electronics, R&D, oil & gas, and technology. This Lindberg/MPH equipment will be used in applications such as soldering parts used in computers, casting parts used in recreational vehicles, and stress relieving drill heads used in the oil & gas industry.

Employees Continue to Pay it Forward

Our employees remained involved in the community through our continued partnership with United Way of Berrien County. The United Way is an organization that focuses on the health, education, and financial stability of people in every community by establishing new partnerships, creating new solutions to old problems, and mobilizing resources to those who need assistance.

In March, we were awarded a Milestone Award by the United Way. 55% of our employees pledged donations, which was a 10% increase in our giving goal from 2017!

Eight of our employees also participated in the Rake A Difference campaign. The goal of this campaign is to help seniors in the community by raking their yards, cleaning their gutters, and just keeping them company. Our employees are proud to have helped 4 different homes and make their fall clean up a little easier.

Blog Series Review

Our blog series in 2018 highlighted several different heat-treat applications and the many products that are processed in Lindberg/MPH furnaces. In addition to heat treat applications, we took a look at the history of Lindberg/MPH. Here are a few highlights featured on our blog in 2018:

Carburizing Furnaces

The gas that fuels your vehicle begins its journey as crude oil from deep in the ground. Carburization is a manufacturing process used on drill bits used in the oil and gas industry to extract the crude oil from hundreds of feet deep in the earth. The carburizing process increases the strength and durability of these drill bits, which need to be strong enough to break through the rocky surface of the earth.

Nitriding Furnaces

The automotive industry relies on steel to manufacture safe, durable vehicles that last for years. The steel used in automobile components commonly goes through a nitriding process. Nitriding is a surface-hardening process that introduces nitrogen into the surface of steel parts, which increases wear resistance, surface hardness, and fatigue life. Gears, crankshafts, springs, camshafts, and valve parts are just some of the parts used in the automotive industry that require nitriding. Nitriding is also used in the manufacturing of extrusion screws, die-cast tooling, aluminum-extrusion dies, forging dies, and injectors.

Tempering Furnaces

While the tempering process is ancient, dating back to 1200-1100 BCE, tempering is one of the most advanced methods of strengthening steel. Tempered steel is used in products from almost every industry. Tempering is used to reduce the frailness in hardened steel and remove internal strains resulting from other metal treatment processes, such as hardening and quenching.

Over 100 Years and Counting

Lindberg/MPH is proud to be included in the esteemed group of centennial businesses – those that have been in business more than 100 years. The origins of Lindberg/MPH date back to 1912, when Edwin L. Smalley, August and Walter Elmer, and a group of investors in New York City formed Electric Heating Apparatus Company. Over the years, the company evolved into Lindberg/MPH through mergers and acquisitions. Although the company has evolved overtime, it still maintains its core mission to offer products that are the best in the industry, while constantly innovating in preparation for the future.

All of us here at Lindberg/MPH are looking forward to another successful year in 2019!