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Local Chapter of ASM International tours Metal Solutions, Inc. plant in Utica

Posted 11/26/22

Members of the Mohawk Valley Chapter of ASM International and their guests recently toured the Metal Solutions, Inc. plant on Broad Street.

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Local Chapter of ASM International tours Metal Solutions, Inc. plant in Utica

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UTICA — Members of the Mohawk Valley Chapter of ASM International and their guests recently toured the Metal Solutions, Inc. (MSI) plant on Broad Street.

Joe Cattadoris, Jr., president of MSI, provided the tour of the manufacturing facility, which produces precision fabricated sheet metal products for the mass transit, heating and cooling, wireless communication, medical, specialty lighting, and loading dock equipment industries, among others, according to officials from the local ASM International chapter.

Founded in 1954 as New Hartford Sheet Metal, MSI is a full-service manufacturer, providing design, procurement, manufacturing, assembly, and testing.

Cattadoris showed and explained to the tour group MSI’s various work centers including precision cutting, bending/forming, hardware insertion, assembly, welding, and powder coating.

Keeping up with current technology, MSI recently purchased a combined punch laser for cutting sheet metal, adding to the company’s two pre-existing laser cutters. They also installed a new 800 ft automated powder coating finishing system with a 5-stage wash that ensures the best quality coating possible, according to officials from the local ASM International chapter.

“Mr. Cattadoris explained how MSI’s workflow management system is designed to handle a large number of orders with small to large quantity releases. This allows MSI flexibility to meet customers’ needs. This was clearly demonstrated during the COVID pandemic when NYC hospitals urgently needed more isolation rooms. To meet this pressing need, MSI produced, over a short period of time, hundreds of housings for upper room-UV lighting assemblies to rigorous CDC requirements for purifying the air in newly set up temporary hospital rooms,” the Mohawk Valley Chapter of ASM International wrote in a press release.

MSI also fabricates the sheet metal for one of their customers that supplies cooling and environmental control systems used by NASA.

“With its emphasis on keeping up with the technology and wide range of customers, the Mohawk Valley Chapter of ASM International considers Metal Solutions, Inc. a hidden gem of technology in the Mohawk Valley,” the chapter stated.

ASM International is a technical society specializing in materials and their applications.

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