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Employee Spotlight: Scott Blais Jr. - Sales

As part of our 30th anniversary at mk North America, we’re taking the time to get to know some of our employees better. Some of the individuals you will meet in these blog posts have been with mk for a number of years, while others are just starting out. But regardless of how long they have been with the company or what their role is, they are all a vital part of the organization, lending to mk fulfilling its mission and its promise to provide not only a better product, but also a better solution.

In May, I had the chance to sit down with Scott Blais Jr., who is currently an Inside Sales Associate.

I started my conversation with Scott, a recent college graduate but an mk alum by asking him, what drew him to wanting to work at mk North America. Scott explained to me about how mk has always been a part of his life. His father, Scott Blais Sr., started work at mk in 2005 and Scott Jr. fondly remembers his father showing him pictures of what he assembling at mk, and how mk sketch pads were ever present in his house.

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Robotics Spending Fuels Demand for Accessory Equipment

As consumer demands soar and technological innovations continue, the market for robotics in industrial manufacturing continues to rise.  A recent report from research firm IDC forecasts worldwide spending on robotics will exceed $230 billion by the year 2021.

Robot Conveyor

Robotics are used in applications across industries as they speed up manual processes, remove dangerous jobs from the human worker and make precision possible.

As spending on robots increases, so does the need for spending on accessory equipment such as conveyors and guards.

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What You Need to Know About Linear Positioning Units

Manufacturing industries across the globe are under extreme pressure to deliver work faster and smarter than ever before. Automation and innovation are both key in making this possible.

In applications where linear motion is needed (movement from left to right and back again) versus the typical rotary motion or over, under belt movement of a conveyor, users can achieve precise automation, guidance and material transfer using linear motion.

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Employee Spotlight: Waldo Polanco - Assembler

As part of our 30th anniversary at mk North America, we’re taking the time to get to know some of our employees better. Some of the individuals you will meet in these blog posts have been with mk for a number of years, while others are just starting out. But regardless of how long they have been with the company or what their role is, they are all a vital part of the organization, lending to mk fulfilling its mission and its promise to provide not only a better product, but also a better solution.

In April, I had the chance to sit down with Waldo Polanco. Waldo’s current position at mk is Assembler.

Waldo Polanco started his tenure at mk North America in November 2014 in the shipping department. While in this position he was exposed to many of the various other areas of mk’s Production Department – from the Machine Shop to the Assembly area. It was in Assembly that Waldo found his professional calling; being drawn to the more mechanical side of the business. When I asked him how he felt about working at mk he replied to me “This is the first job that I have ever had that I want to get up and go to work at. The challenges change daily and that makes the day go by faster”.

Waldo, mk assembler, red shirt, grey wall

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