We recently added another CMM. It is a Brown & Sharpe ONE 7-10-7 with PC-DMIS software and motorized probe. It is larger than our other two Brown & Sharpe CMM’s, with 27.6” x 39.4” x 27.6” measurement range.
We have upgraded our last two older knee mills. One with a Southwestern TRAK K3 with the Prototrak SMX-2 control. The other with the Southwestern TRAK DPM three axis mill with the TRAK AGE 3 control. We also have replaced our oldest manual lathe with a Select 1860 G Lathe. It is 18” X 60”, 7.5 h.p., 3.07” spindle bore with a Newall DP 700 digital read out.
We are pleased to announce the recent acquisition of our MAKINO Duo 64 Wire EDM. It is four axis capable with travels of 25.6” in X, 15.74” in Y and 16.5” in Z.
L&R received recognition from the business and educational communities again this year. We were selected as a semi-finalist in the Tayloe Murphy Resilience Award in September and as a nominee in the Lynchburg Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year Award.
We have added a new piece of equipment that will enable us to run complex parts ( that normally would require multiple set ups ) in a more efficient manner. It will complement the Okuma Multus B300w that we already utilize. It is an Okuma Multus B200w multifunction turning/milling center with full seven axis capability, 16 h.p. milling head with 12,000 rpm spindle with 6″ synchronized main and sub spindles with a LNS bar feed.
We are pleased to announce that L & R was named as a finalist in the University of Virginia’s second annual Tayloe Murphy Resilience Awards Competition. L & R was one of fourteen finalists from among eighty eight total businesses statewide to enter this years competition.
As a finalist for the awards we had the honor of attending the dinner, reception and awards presentation in the Dome Room of the University of Virginia’s historic Rotunda.
Our congratulations are extended to Lindstrand USA, Inc. of South Boston, VA on being selected the winner in the manufacturing category.
We also have recently added a Haas VF3-SS Vertical Machining Center to our lineup. It is 30 h.p. with a 12,000 rpm spindle with full four axis index capability.
We are settled in and gratefully have been quite busy. The building is working out great and we are excited about the available space that we now have to expand our capabilities.
Allen Leath received a very nice award in May from the Region 2000 Technology Council for Entrepreneur of the Year for 2011. He was nominated by Juliet Silver of Virtual IT and it was nice that he received recognition for all of his hard work over the years.
We are in the process of updating our Epicor software and we are confident that when completed it will make our operations run smoother. We also upgraded two of our knee mills recently with the TRAK K3 mills with the ProtTrak SMX-2 Controls.
We are back up and running after the big move. Many thanks to our employees who worked very hard and to Abbott Rigging for getting our equipment safely moved and installed over our Christmas shutdown. We also would like to thank Smoot Electric, Smith-Wimer Construction, Better Air and Precision Tile for all of their work in getting the building ready for us in a timely fashion. For their assistance and guidance in helping us to acquire this property which will provide for our continued growth we want to thank Karen Dyer ( First Citizens Bank ), Ron Lovelace ( Lovelace Norville Matthews & Crews PC ), Rick Scruggs ( Financial Designs ), Richard Bishop ( Dominion Air & Machinery ),Rick Read ( Coldwell Banker Forehand ), and Marjette Upshur Economic Development Director for the City of Lynchburg.
We have added to our machining options with our third horizontal machining center. This is an OKUMA Space Center MA-600 HB. It has 39 ” X 35 ” X 39 ” travels with a 50 taper 12,000 rpm spindle, 100 tool magazine, 40 horsepower and the OSP-P200M control. It’s increased travels and horsepower will allow us to run a larger variety of parts to better serve our customers. We also have recently upgraded one of our manual lathes for increased capacity it is a Select 3060G with an Accu-Rite DRO.
We are pleased to announce that we recently obtained our ISO 9001:2000 certification. Our audit was performed by ABS Quality Evaluations of Houston Texas. If you would like to view our certificate please click on the ISO link found on any page on our website. We are convinced that the regimen and discipline required to obtain, and maintain, the certification will serve us well in our efforts to provide our customers with exceptional service.
We have experienced a steady growth since we expanded our facility in 2006 and we have grown to twenty seven employees. We have added several new machines during this time, but in particular the OKUMA Multus Turning/Milling Machine has proven to be a great addition to our line of equipment. Due to its seven axis capability, synchronized spindles, and its 25 h.p. milling head, it has made us more competitive in both our quoting and actual production. Our versatile equipment, combined with our experience and dedication to quality and service, is why we encourage you to contact us to see how we can be of assistance to you.
2006 has been a busy year for us here at L & R. Last winter Coleman Adams broke ground on our expansion project and we now have all of our operations under one roof. We are quite pleased with the new building and the workmanship provided by Coleman Adams Construction Company of Forest, VA. The increased square footage to our production area, coupled with the vastly improved parking plus shipping and receiving areas, are a welcome addition. We also have available the adjacent four acre parcel that we purchased last year for future expansions or buildings as needed.We have added our second KIWA Horizontal Machining center with a 500mm X 500mm pallet with 120 tools. Also a Brown & Sharpe One CMM with PC DMIS software and motorized probe head. It’s travels are 27.6″ in X and Y and 19.7″ in Z.