Collins & Jewell Company Newsletter June 2018

LN-25 Pro Wire Feeders

Collins & Jewell recently replaced two of our outdated Lincoln LN-7 wire fed welders with the more user-friendly LN-25 suitcase style feeder. This machine hooks directly up to our current power source, the DC600 and will allow a digital readout. A digital readout will allow a more precise reading to ensure we are welding within our approved weld procedures. Additionally, we now have capabilities of reaching  any height needed in the shop along with outward reach as long its within 50’ of the power and gas supply. This feature is very important in cutting down production time and ensuring that deadlines for our customers are met!


Miller ProHeat

C&J added another Miller ProHeat to our arsenal! With the demand of high end jobs for our customers, this will keep the work HOT! Keeping distortion down on any job is important to ensure the final product is correct and to the specifications. This machine will allow us to monitor and hold to just about any temperature needed for our welding requirements. Now that we have two of these helpful machines, we are able to heat multiple jobs at the same time to keep production as high as the demand!

C&J Hosts Field Trip

On Friday, May 18th, Collins & Jewell hosted students from the Science and Technology Magnet High School of Southeastern Connecticut who are enrolled in the ECO program. The ECO program provides students the opportunity to earn an associates degree in Manufacturing from Three Rivers in addition to their high school diploma. During their visit to C&J, students participated in a presentation from our HR Director, Ralph Watson, on interviewing skills, received a tour of the facilities, and heard the history of the company from co-owner, Chris Jewell. It was a pleasure to host these students and to share this great experience!

Load Test

Last month, C&J hired North American Crane and Rigging to help perform a load test on a structure that C&J built for a customer. This fixture passed the qualifications when it successfully held 49,000 lbs. for 10 minutes. Another successful Collins & Jewell project one step closer to delivery!