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Dave Erickson to Retire as President of Haven Manufacturing Corporation

Brunswick, GA (April 9, 2018): Haven Manufacturing Corporation announces that the company’s President/CEO, Dave Erickson, will retire as of May 1, 2018.  Dave began his tenure at Haven in 1998 as V.P. and General Manager, followed by his appointment to President in 2000.  Prior to Haven, Dave started his career as a Process Engineer at a Detroit area tube mill, followed by 20 years with a leading international automotive ride control manufacturer, in various engineering and plant operation positions.  “My time with Haven has been the most rewarding of my career,” states Erickson.  “From day one, I felt as though I was an owner of the company, always striving to do what was best for our customers and our employees.”  During his time at Haven, the company went through significant changes needed to keep the company current and competitive.  Haven has transformed itself into a full-service engineering and integrated process equipment manufacturer.  “I am most proud of how our employees have stepped up to the challenge of today’s customer demands.  Their acceptance of these challenges has greatly expanded the breadth and depth of their abilities and of Haven’s ability to service a broader customer base.”  Erickson will assume an advisory role to a new management team comprised of Jeff Royer, President; Christon Griffis, Controller; and Matt Ciavarella, Sales & Marketing Manager.

“During his twenty years with Haven, Dave has led the expansion of the Company’s technology, management systems, and product lines, and he has also directed the expansion of Haven’s domestic and international sales network. He has been the architect of Haven’s global strategy, and he has produced excellent results,” said Jeff Royer, Haven incoming President. Royer added, “The Company is strong, growing, and well positioned to meet the needs of customers around the globe. We are committed to a smooth transition as we look to the next phase of Haven’s growth.”

The Company wishes to thank Dave for his many contributions, his leadership, and his guidance. Haven wishes him, his wife Cathy, and their family well in their future endeavors.

Haven is the industry leader for tube cutting and processing. We built our reputation by providing custom designed and built machines that are reliable, fast, with easy integration into your specific application.

newsCustom Bundle Loader for Severely Bent Tubes

Haven Helps Customer by Designing a Custom Bundle Loader for Severely Bent Tubes

Haven’s ability to innovate this unconventional solution, produced a product that solved a major issue for our customer.  Without it, they had no logical or safe way to feed tubes into the rotary straightener.   Haven’s ability and willingness to accept out-of-the-box challenges is what sets us apart. Haven is a full service, turnkey supplier to the tube processing industry.

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newsDouble End Finisher for Pre-formed Tubing

Haven Solves a Three-fold Challenge

Application: Stainless Steel Mechanical Pipe Couplings

Challenge: A leading mechanical pipe coupling manufacturer chose Haven Manufacturing to design and build a double end finishing machine for pre-formed stainless steel couplings.  Haven is well known for precision end finishing of as-welded tube, but this application was unique and required several modifications to our Model #922 short length double end finisher.  The tube is pre-formed on both ends, which causes excess material to elongate randomly from the ends.  The challenge was three-fold; accurately locate the part in relation to the formed sections; be able to machine varying amounts of material from each end; and control the chip load.

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Haven is the industry leader for tube cutting and processing. We built our reputation by providing custom designed and built machines that are reliable, fast, with easy integration into your specific application.

newsHigh Speed Double End Finisher

Haven Helped a Leading Stamped Metal Bushing Manufacturer

When a leading stamped metal bushing manufacturer came to Haven with their productivity challenge, Haven did not hesitate to take on the challenge.  Haven is well known for its fast and reliable Double End Finishing equipment, but fast is relative.  Standard feeds and speeds for a given material and size usually dictates the machine’s cycle rate; generally, between 2 and 3 seconds.  In this Case Study, standard cycle rates were not fast enough.  In order to compete with off-shore competition, the cycle time had to be reduced to between 1 and 1.5 seconds.  Haven engineers worked with the customer to design a tool set and feeding sequence that would obtain a stable process at those speeds.  The result – average 1.20 seconds.  The combination of servo spindle feed control, along with a custom designed part clamping system, produced precision finished parts with no tool chatter.  The quality obtained at these speeds is remarkable.

Haven’s ability to innovate solutions that specifically address customer’s needs is what we do best.  Haven’s flexibility, both mechanically and electronically, demonstrates the breadth and depth of our capabilities. Haven is a full service, turnkey supplier to the tube processing industry.

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Haven’s Solution Greatly Improved Productivity and Quality.

Application:
Aerospace Fluid Transfer Tubing

Challenge: Aerospace supplier requires an automatic machine to perform chamfering and end facing on both ends of a bent tube elbow.

Solution: Haven has long been recognized as the leader in double end finishing equipment for applications ranging from simple chamfering to extremely tight tolerance specifications, such as automotive shock absorbers. These standard applications have one common feature, the work piece is straight. Not in this case. The challenge posed to Haven was to design a machine that would end finish both ends of a bent tube, in one setup. In addition, the machine had to be programmable to automatically adjust feeds and speeds for infinite tube diameters and lengths; and not all parts are symmetrical. It was obvious that a traditional dual spindle arrangement would not be practical. …

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Haven is the industry leader for tube cutting and processing. We built our reputation by providing custom designed and built machines that are reliable, fast, with easy integration into your specific application.

newsKleencut Supported Shear Cutoff

Haven Solves an Automotive Process Issue

Haven solves an automotive process issue by utilizing a Haven Kleencut Supported Shear cutoff, with automatic transfer to a Double End Finisher. Because of its scrap free cut, the Kleencut yielded at least one extra part per mill length. One extra part over thousands of sticks per year adds up to a sizable material savings.

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Haven is the industry leader for tube cutting and processing. We built our reputation by providing custom designed and built machines that are reliable, fast, with easy integration into your specific application.

newsSingle End Tube Finishing Machine

Haven Provides Customer with Control, Accuracy, and Reliability

Application:
Automotive Shock Absorbers

Challenge: Tenneco is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of ride control products for the automotive original equipment and aftermarket. Tenneco is constantly searching for new ways to better serve their customers and to deliver consistent high quality at a fair price. One of those challenges came from a leading manufacturer of high end sport/luxury vehicles. This new product demanded an unusually high level of accuracy not seen before in OEM products. Tenneco has used Haven Manufacturing’s equipment since the late 1970s with consistent and excellent results, so the decision to solicit Haven’s advice on this new project was an obvious one. The application calledfor a single end finishing machine, machining an I.D. and O.D. chamfer, end face, and I.D. or O.D. reduction, all in one cycle. This seemingly straight forward task was anything but ordinary, given the extremely tight tolerance and repeatability requirements.

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Haven is the industry leader for tube cutting and processing. We built our reputation by providing custom designed and built machines that are reliable, fast, with easy integration into your specific application.

newsCut-to-Length and Coping

Haven Saves Customer Time and Money by Developing Three Operations into One.

A leading tube producer and fabricator in the automotive industry, and longtime Haven customer, asked Haven to develop a process that combines length trimming and radius coping into a single operation. When welding two round tubes together to make a T-connection, coping is the preferred way to condition one tube end for a tight fit. For this application, the customer is required to trim both ends of a tube after bending to obtain matching finished lengths. Coping is usually a separate operation, so the challenge for Haven was to combine the trim-to-length and the coping into one operation, thus saving the customer time and money.

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Haven is the industry leader for tube cutting and processing. We built our reputation by providing custom designed and built machines that are reliable, fast, with easy integration into your specific application.

newsDouble End Finishing and Length Inspection

Haven helps an international automotive tube supplier

Haven helps an international automotive tube supplier to achieve zero defects by integrating a length inspection module directly after double end finishing.

Haven’s broad line of double end finishers have long been recognized as the most reliable and repeatable machines in the industry. Adding length inspection sounds simple, but the standard machine drops out the finished part immediately after machining. In order to incorporate length measuring, the tube must be re-oriented into a stable position. Read the solution and results to this challenge.

 

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2017awardHaven Manufacturing Corporation of Brunswick, Ga., Receives Safety Award of Honor From Fabricators & Manufacturers Association.

Brunswick, GA, April 25, 2017 –

Haven Manufacturing Corporation of Brunswick, Ga., was recently chosen to receive a 2017 Safety Award of Honor from the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, International (FMA). Open to all FMA and Tube & Pipe International (TPA) company members, the FMA/CNA Annual Safety Awards recognize metal fabrication companies that adhere to excellence in safety.

Sponsored by CNA, the endorsed business insurance carrier for FMA, the Awards are designed to promote safety in the industry; and winners are selected by the FMA Safety Council. The Safety Award of Honor is given to companies having perfect safety records of no recordable injuries or illnesses for the reporting period.

“On behalf of the FMA, I congratulate Haven Manufacturing on winning a Safety Award of Honor,” said Edward Youdell, president and CEO of FMA. “The companies receiving safety awards this year have set a standard of excellence that all manufacturers should try and match. FMA, along with CNA, are proud to recognize these manufacturers for their outstanding achievements in the area of safety.”

To be eligible to receive recognition, companies were required to submit OSHA Form 300A, Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses, for the period Jan. 1, 2016, through Dec. 31, 2016. Firms of all sizes were eligible. Winners were selected based on North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code categories and BLS injury and illness incidence rates.

The awards were presented at the FMA Safety Conference on April 19, 2017.

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