Tedco, Inc. Awarded Trade Grant By NETAAC

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Tedco, Inc., a Cranston-based manufacturing company supplying precision formed stampings from progressive die and Fourslides, has been awarded the Business Affected by Foreign Trade grant by the New England Trade Adjustment Assistance Center (NETAAC), in partnership with the Economic Development Administration (EDA).

The grant will provide funding to Tedco that will increase productivity throughout various departments, including Production, Sales and Marketing, and Administration. Increased productivity in these areas will then allow Tedco to compete more efficiently on a global scale while continuing their Rhode Island-based growth.

Dona Vincent, President of Tedco, said, “We’re pleased and honored to receive this grant from NETAAC. By providing us with this funding NETAAC has afforded Tedco the opportunity to scale our administrative and productive operations to become more efficient. We’ll be able to take an in-depth look at the current processes at work in our organization and invest in improving them long-term to contribute to continued growth.”

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The New England Trade Adjustment Assistance Center (NETAAC) was formed to aid New England manufacturing companies that have been negatively impacted by import trade. Qualifying businesses receive financial assistance through a cost-sharing model that helps to fund business-building consulting projects. These projects can include marketing and positioning strategies, e-commerce, lean manufacturing implementation, and ISO compliance and registration initiatives.

Founded in 1980, TEDCO, Inc. has built a leadership position in the high tolerance metal stamping and wire forming industries. This family organization works as a design partner to support diverse markets through operational excellence and by exceeding customer expectations. Based in Cranston, RI, the company’s QMS is ISO 9001 Certified and TS 16949 Compliant.

For Additional Information Contact:
Debra T. Morais, President, Communication Works, Inc.
401.934.0708; Cell: 401.286.6666; debmorais@verizon.net

Dona Vincent, President/CFO, Tedco, Inc.
401.461.1118; Tedco-inc.com

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National Trade Magazine Awards Woman of Excellence in Metalforming and Fabricating Barbara Gallonio, VP/COO Tedco, Inc.

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barbaragallonio TedcoCranston, RI— MetalForming Magazine recognized Barbara Gallonio, of Cranston, RI-based Tedco, Inc.  as a Woman of Excellence in metalforming and fabricating, in their recent announcement citing efforts to recognize individuals who make the industry progressive, dynamic and innovative.

Ms. Gallonio joined Tedco, Inc., Cranston RI, as HR Manager focusing on the development of employees’ technical skills to support the company’s Quality Management System by using her understanding of metrics to benefit customers.  Additional innovations and increased responsibilities accompanied a promotion to General Manager and later, to Vice President/COO. Her experience and support of best practices in manufacturing has positioned Tedco, Inc. as a leader in the precision metal forming industry.

With a key role in the New England District of the Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) she developed and implemented a scholarship fundraising program for Mechanical Engineering students in 2012. The PMA supports members with programs, products and services to help them thrive and grow in today’s competitive manufacturing environment.

“I’m proud to receive this national honor from the manufacturing industry and it reinforces my belief that the industry is dynamic as it is competitive,” noted Ms. Gallonio.  “Manufacturing careers are a large part of the world’s economy and the cornerstone of innovation. There are many areas for advancement once you start your career path but remember that you must be passionate for your growth and development along with supporting others.”

The publication plans to formally acknowledge Ms. Gallonio in their November 2016 issue, and online. In addition, she will receive a plaque from Metal Forming Magazine in honor of her achievement.

Ms. Gallonio lives in Cranston, RI, with her family.

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Founded in 1980, TEDCO, Inc. has built a leadership position in the high tolerance metal stamping and wire forming industries.  This family organization works as a design partner to support diverse markets through operational excellence and by exceeding customer expectations.  Based in Cranston, RI, the company’s QMS is ISO 9001 Certified and TS 16949 Compliant.

For Additional Information Contact:

Debra T. Morais, President, Communication Works, Inc.
401.934.0708; Cell: 401.286.6666; debmorais@verizon.net

Dona Vincent, President/CFO, Tedco, Inc.
401.461.1118; Tedco-inc.com

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Stamping Challenges

Serving the Metal Stamping industry since 1980, we continue to assist clients with product development.  Our process team considers the multiple challenges presented by your specific part and the application during the design approach, comparing the benefit of stamping versus slide forming, control of dimensions and tolerances critical to our process and to meet your critical quality points. Additional variables can be introduced during tool build, or that become evident only during production impacted by process, material, or finish applications which may distort the end result required for the functionality of your product.  

Just such a challenge was met in working with a customer of plumbing products needing multi-tabbed, formed washers of high volumes and multiple sizes.  The part specification provided was well toleranced and straight forward.  But when the specified material was introduced to the stamping process, special challenges became evident.  The excessive wear and tear on the tooling required research and development by TEDCO to minimize the service costs, maximize productivity, minimize burr and to exceed customer satisfaction.

Another challenge on this project was not recognized by the customer until their first assembly was underway and affected the integrity of the product.  With a strong partnership, the teams met, discussed the problem, and TEDCO implemented the correction to three tools already in production and on future designs as an identified “Fit/Function” critical characteristic.

So, how did this all work out?  A letter from our customer delivered the following:

“As part of our “Made In America” initiative, ‘we’ carefully searched for local partners to assist in making parts used in our quick-to-connect plumbing products…

TEDCO started making products in March of  ‘2014’ and has been a terrific partner.  Their quality coupled with service and timeliness is top notch.  We are so happy and confident with their abilities, that we have moved them to an “A” level supplier which enables them to receive preferential treatment for accelerated orders and new project initiatives.”

 It is with pride that we add another satisfied customer to our many long term partnerships.

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