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an updated "how it all works at Logrite"
« on: February 07, 2012, 06:20:42 PM »
In 2009, I gave you a look around Logrite.  A lot has changed at Logrite, mostly our employees.  We are now an all woman shop.  Here is a picture of the Logrite girls.  Shelby and Amy are our welder/fabricators and Amanda welds the aluminum.  Then there is Dee who runs the final assembly and shipping area.  She is also our truck driver. 
 

 

I too have had to help in the back.  Usually, I only help with final assembly and shipping but lately, I have learned to forge the toe hooks or the cant hook tips.  Yes, so if you have bought a cant hook made since the first of the year I forged the tip.  Here's how I do it.
 

 

On the edge are steel rods waiting to go into the forge.  When they are glowing I quickly put them in a jig in the Iroquois ironworker which bends and shapes it. 

 

 

then it is into the bucket to cool.  Once cooled they go into the tumbler and then we grind a nice edge on them.  Then they travel to heat treat and plating.

 

Since the addition of the splitters and bluecreeper we are really cramped.  Here is a picture of an aluminum shipment waiting for Amanda to cut to length and weld into the different size and style handles.

 

 


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Re: an updated "how it all works at Logrite"
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2012, 06:22:20 PM »
OUTSTANDING!  :)   
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Re: an updated "how it all works at Logrite"
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2012, 06:24:21 PM »
Nice!  I didn't realize you guys did the forging...

No pictures of kevin's desk?   :D
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Re: an updated "how it all works at Logrite"
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2012, 08:11:20 PM »
That is awesome.  Thank you for sharing!

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« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2012, 08:26:02 PM »
Great looking group. I dont have a Logrite yet but, I will as soon as I get up to Wills shop. Thanks for the update. bg

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Re: an updated "how it all works at Logrite"
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2012, 08:50:23 PM »
Bill, you cant go wrong with Logrite.

I think that's pretty catchy  :-)
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Re: an updated "how it all works at Logrite"
« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2012, 10:39:17 PM »
Every day that I saw I really appreciate my Logrite cant hooks.  You guys are the best!  It is amazing how much better your cant hooks are than the standard wooden handled stuff that you can buy.  Operating a manual mill, I use the cant hook(s) all the time, so I have a lot of hands-on experience!  I enjoyed the pics and tell the Logrite girls that they do a super job  8).
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« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2012, 11:48:50 PM »
Geaux Girls!
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Re: an updated "how it all works at Logrite"
« Reply #8 on: February 08, 2012, 08:45:19 AM »
You Girls are great to deal with!
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« Reply #9 on: February 08, 2012, 09:36:22 AM »
Thanks for the tour.
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Re: an updated "how it all works at Logrite"
« Reply #10 on: February 09, 2012, 08:07:57 PM »
Dan - Kevin's desk is worse than ever. 

As for the cant hook tips, we used to have them hand forged with a hammer and an anvil but as Logrite grew the blacksmith could not keep up with the demand.  So Kevin being the genius manufacturing engineer that he is found a way for us to bring it in house.  The last male employee we had was responsible or forging them but when he left someone had to step up.


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Re: an updated "how it all works at Logrite"
« Reply #11 on: February 09, 2012, 08:24:23 PM »
i'm glad to hear he's holding out!

us messy desk people need to stick together.
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« Reply #12 on: February 09, 2012, 08:48:23 PM »
I should post a picture of my desk that I just cleaned. I still have to push stuff out of the way to use the mouse.
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Re: an updated "how it all works at Logrite"
« Reply #13 on: February 09, 2012, 09:48:12 PM »
He probably doent want us to see all his "toy" trucks/ loaders/crawlers and such. As I recall he has quite a collection in his office. All my boys would have a field day plaing with them (although they would never quite be the same).

 That is a place I could work, women have it going on compared to men. When I had my burst appendix, after 36 hours and waiting unitl 1am for am operating table, I was glad to see the WHOLE team was female (And in between grunts of pain and morphine doses etc,...I told them so. ). They thought I was kidding, I WAS NOT.

 Go girls.

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Re: an updated "how it all works at Logrite"
« Reply #14 on: February 09, 2012, 09:49:10 PM »
But, I bet that you know where everything is  :).
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Re: an updated "how it all works at Logrite"
« Reply #15 on: February 11, 2012, 08:06:13 PM »
WDH - that is probably not true.  Kevin had his own desk, which is stacked with all kinds of stuff and now abandoned.  He has taken over my desk and I am forced to use the accounting computer/desk.  All 3 desks are covered with Kevin's stuff.  But in his defense he does work 12 hour days and he is always in demand.

Here is are two pics of Kevin's toys.  Hard to get them all in as the shelves are long.

  

 

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Re: an updated "how it all works at Logrite"
« Reply #16 on: February 11, 2012, 08:12:51 PM »
Some more cool pics of the shop.

Here Amy is rolling steel for a tractor arch.
 

 


Here is Amy fabricating a fetching arch.
 

 


Here is Amanda welding handles.
 

 

Dee is camera shy.  But here is a picture of the pinning station.  The blue bins are full of toe hooks, peavey points, hookaroon tips, and lots of different size pins.  You can see the gripped handles waiting to be pinned. 
 

 

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« Reply #17 on: February 14, 2012, 11:13:39 PM »
Nice to see the shop work and the workers at work.
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Re: an updated "how it all works at Logrite"
« Reply #18 on: February 15, 2012, 07:23:00 PM »
Amanda, great smile.  ;D

 I had a buddy who one year took 3-4 guys to an event to work, and all they did was hang out and drink. The next year he had 3 women, all worked and actually sold some furniture and represented him MUCH better.

 I would much rather have a staff of women.

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Re: an updated "how it all works at Logrite"
« Reply #19 on: February 15, 2012, 09:19:27 PM »

Will there be a calendar?   ;D  :D 
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