Estes Announces Leadership Transition

Estes Design and Manufacturing is going through an exciting leadership transition. We are pleased to announce that Tim Estes has taken over as President of our company, while Larry Estes who founded the business in 1976, remains involved day-to-day as an owner and mentor to support the company through this transition. This leadership change became…

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Estes Brings on New Quality Manager

Q&A with David O’Conner, Estes’ New Quality Manager Q:  How are you working to move towards a preventative process from a corrective process, as it relates to quality control? A:  One immediate example that I could cite would be to constantly strive to be proactive instead of reactive to situations.  Additional process controls and measurements…

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Estes Adds New Equipment

At Estes, we strive to proactively and constantly monitor our equipment and standards to better serve our customers, which is why we’re excited to announce we’ve just made some major machinery investments. Although our existing equipment is up-to-date and running smoothly, we recently acquired some new machinery. The most influential machine we’re bringing to our…

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Indiana Manufacturing is Thriving

It’s somewhat difficult to get a straight answer on the state of manufacturing—one Google search brings up thousands of conflicting news articles about triumphs and losses in the industry. We’re happy to report that from our perspective, manufacturing is growing and changing in a positive way, and numerous reports have been released this summer confirming…

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Innovations and Collaboration in Manufacturing for the Medical Industry

At Estes, we offer a variety of services including traditional metal fabrication services, 3D laser welding, and rapid prototyping. Although we manufacture products for a variety of industries, we want to highlight our work in medical device manufacturing. One of our recent projects involved us helping a client streamline the production of a steel pan.…

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