Actualités de Banner Metals Group

Banner Metals Group continues to serve the Automotive Industry
with nearly 50 years of experience

Banner Metals Group is a key part of the automotive supply chain. We produce high volume stampings and welded assemblies for the automotive industry. That includes providing parts used in automobile chassis, brake and exhaust systems, and seatbelt assemblies – made to meet the exacting standards of top auto manufacturers.

Banner recognizes that changes in government mandates and customer expectations require quick changeover practices. As parts change in size and weight, you can count on our processes to ensure the right parts are where you need them, when you need them. You can also rely on Banner to understand your operational, safety and regulatory requirements.

Our experience in the automotive industry began in 1971 - therefore we have extensive experience making parts for Tier 1 and Tier 2 automotive companies. You can count on Banner for your entire automobile and commercial automotive needs. Our adherence to Six Sigma and Lean Principles is very important to all industries, especially automotive where precision components need to be verifiably high quality.

Have an automotive project or question? Banner Metals Group welcomes the opportunity to evaluate your project to provide a recommendation regarding materials, design, engineering, and manufacturing. Please contact us to review your project's requirements.

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CASE STUDY: AEROSPACE
PRODUCING BETTER PARTS AT LESS COST

In the aerospace industry, there is no place for metal components that do not meet the very highest standards of quality. Flight crews and passengers depend on the integrity, reliability and safety of metal parts that go into a plane. With over seventy years of experience servicing this demanding industry, it's not uncommon for others to turn to us for evaluation of an aerospace part they are having difficulty with – especially parts that are made off-shore.

In this particular case study, we used Value Analysis/Value Engineering (VA/VE) as one of our most important tools to systemically analyze existing parts. VA/VE helps us to identify substitute materials and methods with less expensive alternatives, without sacrificing quality or functionality. VA/VE focuses entirely on the functional aspects of components and materials, and not their physical characteristics. VA/VE was successfully employed to overhaul the production process of this aerospace part, which exceeded all specifications for surface flatness while greatly reducing scrap.

CASE STUDY
Application: Aerospace
Part Description: Aircraft Seat Backrest (for flight attendants)

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QUALITY CLINIC

The Banner Quality Clinic is an on-site emergency clinic for metal part analysis and corrective action.

Modeled after a hospital emergency room, this quality clinic has an extensive process to verifiably resolve any issue with a nonconforming part.

This clinic performs several key functions:

  1. Conducts a root cause analysis
  2. Recommends corrective action
  3. Validates corrective action
  4. Retests to ensure corrective action is verified
  5. Provides complete documentation
  6. Discharges part

Banner Metals Group operates under Six Sigma and Lean principles and continuously updates quality practices to ensure industry compliance, with complete traceability.

"As a supplier to aerospace and automotive industries, we know that flight crews and passengers rely on the quality of our parts. Because of this, we address quality with unwavering diligence and are proud to introduce this emergency clinic approach to the manufacturing industry," said Bronson Jones, President/CEO, Banner Metals Group.

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Banner Metals Group Sponsors Grandview Heights Parks & Recreation Great Pumpkin Run!

Banner Metals Group believes in living into our Vision, Mission and Values. For nearly 100 years we have partnered with various charities and events in our Community and are proud to be a longtime sponsor of the Grandview Heights Parks & Recreation Great Pumpkin Run.

On Saturday, October 26th hundreds of runners and walkers alike donned their raincoats and braved the cold temperatures for the 41st annual run. The event kicked off with the Tiny Tots race – with over 80 kids ages 6 and under participating this year!

The 5K turnout was fantastic despite the weather.

Team Banner was comprised of Rahul Chanana, Christina Dearwester, Elizabeth Treon and Todd and Carson Mitch. Jenni Moeller and Paula Neff opted for dry land and volunteered at the Banner sponsor table.

Photo credit: Marta Durban, Recreation Supervisor, Grandview Heights Parks & Recreation and Jeff Coudron, Speedy-Feet Official Timing (featured top left).

 


Banner Metals Group Featured in September Part Buyers Authority

Value Analysis Leads to Better Aircraft Seat Production at Less Cost
Bronson Jones
President & CEO
Banner Metals Group

In the aerospace industry, there is no place for metal components that do not meet the very highest standards of quality. Flight crews and passengers depend on the integrity, reliability and safety of metal parts that go into a plane. With over seventy years of experience servicing this demanding industry, it's not uncommon for others to turn to us for evaluation of an aerospace part they are having difficulty with – especially parts that are made off-shore.

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Experience The Banner Difference

Our unwavering commitment to understanding and meeting customer needs is the Banner Difference.

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Value Analysis Leads to Cost Savings For Aerospace Industries

The aerospace industry demands extremely stringent quality measures like no other. Additionally, they also demand on-time delivery along with cost cutting measures. Therefore, a successful supplier of aerospace parts must look for every opportunity to increase value and reduce lead time while maintaining the required high level of quality.

Value Analysis/Value Engineering (VA/VE) is one of the most important tools for hitting those seemingly contradictory goals of high quality, but also high value and low lead times. VA/VE is the process of conducting a systematic analysis to identify the best value possibilities for design, materials, and processes. VA/VE attempts to substitute materials and methods with less expensive alternatives without sacrificing quality or functionality. VA/VE focuses entirely on the functional aspects of components and materials, and not their physical characteristics.

In our Aerospace Case Study we discuss how VA/VE was employed to overhaul the production process of an aerospace part to produce a higher quality part, faster, and at less cost.

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Business Continuity Management Systems

As an international company, Banner Metals Group understands the importance of a strong Business Continuity Management System. We know that identifying potential threats upfront gives us the best opportunity to provide an effective response to safeguard the interests of our customers and suppliers.

Our comprehensive Business Continuity Management Systems integrates the disciplines of Emergency Response, Crisis Management, Disaster Recovery, IT Continuity, Business Continuity, Societal Security, Quality Management Systems, Legal & Regulatory, Awareness & Communication, and Business Impact & Risk Assessment.

Our BCMS is assurance to our customers and suppliers that we will protect their brands from a variety of risks and to deliver as promised your high quality parts to keep your production up and running.

 


Banner Metals Group Featured in September Part Buyers Authority

Value Analysis Leads to Cost Savings for Aerospace Industries
Bronson Jones
President & CEO
Banner Metals Group

Forecasts are predicting strong growth in the commercial and defense aerospace industries during the coming year, driven by increased demand for passenger travel and increased defense spending globally. In the commercial sector, there was a record high backlog of aircraft unit production at the end of 2017. However, the aerospace industry demands extremely stringent quality measures regardless of growth rate.

There are many suppliers capable of meeting these quality level demands, so how can one producer stand out? A successful supplier of aerospace parts must look for every opportunity to increase value and reduce lead time while maintaining the required high level of quality.

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MFG TMW Podcast

Manufacturing Tomorrow is a podcast series brought to you by the Ohio Manufacturing Institute at The Ohio State University.

Guest Spotlight

Bronson Jones, Banner Metals Group

Bronson Jones is CEO and owner of Banner Metals Group in Grandview, Ohio. Founded in 1921 as a tool and die company, Banner Metals Group has expanded its offerings to metal stamping, fabrication, welding, CNC machining, laser cutting, and engineering services. Banner Metals manufactures metal products for industries throughout the world, including aerospace and automotive.

Bronson took the helm of this family-owned company four years ago, after serving as vice president and general manager for 20 years. Before Banner Metals, he worked at McDonnell Douglas; early on in his career, he was a tool and die maker for Superior Die Tool & Machine Company.

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Introducing our corporate video!

We are proud to serve many industries where safety is of the utmost importance. Those industries rely on the dependability of critical parts manufactured by Banner Metals Group. This will change everything you know about metal stamping

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Banner Metals Group is now certified to AS9100D!

Banner is one of the first metal stamping companies to have achieved this quality management system certification.

WHY THIS MATTERS
Achieving this level of certification means our customers are ensured that they are purchasing the highest quality parts made from the best materials and processes.

This certification supports our mission to:

  • Fulfill our customers' needs with exceptional service, innovative thinking, and quality products.
  • Embrace a culture of lean manufacturing and continual improvement whereby every process is reviewed to reduce waste and increase results

While AS9100D is the standard for the manufacturing of parts, components and assemblies for the aerospace and defense industries – all industries will benefit from this advanced quality management system certification.

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Banner Launches New Vision, Mission and Value Statements

Message From: C. Bronson Jones, Banner President

About a year ago, I was asked, "So now that the Company is under new leadership, where do you want to go and what do you envision it to be?"

With that question, I began a quest to establish the vision of our Company, our mission, and our core values.

This process was given careful consideration and thought by our Leadership team.

These statements are not meant to be placed on a wall and forgotten. They are meant to express the standards of how our Company will operate and inspire every associate to fulfil the role of a Leader both at work and in their daily lives.

Vision, Mission and Values are components of a Leadership System that will eventually be created by everyone. That system will guide all aspects of our business. The Leadership System will be used during interviews of potential candidates who want to be part of our Leadership team, be the foundation of performance reviews, and considered when making all strategic decisions, to name a few.

Banner Metals Group will continually strive to become the Company of choice for manufacturing metal products.

 


Customers are our First Priority

Early one Wednesday morning in January, Banner received an emergency phone call: due to an inventory error, one of our customers was about to run out of parts resulting in the shutdown of an entire assembly line. Banner immediately held an emergency production meeting to try to determine a course of action.

Two hours later Production Manager Joe Smith boarded a plane, flew approximately 700 miles one way and hand delivered enough parts to keep the line running until a full shipment could be delivered the following day.