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RESOURCES FOR INVENTORS: Building a Team for Success

American culture is replete with countless stories of inventors who dreamed up new products and made handsome fortunes. In reality, most inventions do not meet with commercial success—even if they are potentially great products. Carrying a product from concept to prototype to mass production is an infinitely complex process, fraught with difficulties and challenges at … Continue reading RESOURCES FOR INVENTORS: Building a Team for Success »

URise Case Study: When Form Meets Function, You Can Rise To Meet Any Challenge (Medical Device Contract Manufacturer)

Overview URise Products developed the StandUp Walker, an innovative device designed to improve independence and quality of life for people suffering from mobility challenges. The StandUp Walker is a 2-in-1 device, providing the functionality of a standard walker while also helping the user lift themselves from a seated position. The device eliminates the need for … Continue reading URise Case Study: When Form Meets Function, You Can Rise To Meet Any Challenge (Medical Device Contract Manufacturer) »

Inventors Digest: SEEKING AN INVESTOR? 5 POINTS TO KEEP IN MIND

Inventors Digest Guest article written by Tommy Kirk, chief operating officer of Goldston, N.C.-based Alotech Deciding whether to look for someone to invest in your new product does not have to be daunting or overwhelming. As with anything, take the time to do your homework, and you will reap the benefits. An inventor should keep in mind … Continue reading Inventors Digest: SEEKING AN INVESTOR? 5 POINTS TO KEEP IN MIND »

An Inventor’s Most Efficient Use of Capital is Through Outsourcing

Many inventors put great effort into developing superior and ingenious products, but fail to build successful businesses from their creations. Many different factors come into play when taking a new product to the market, but one single root cause can perhaps explain most commercial successes and failures: the use of capital. Capital and Obsolescence Obsolescence … Continue reading An Inventor’s Most Efficient Use of Capital is Through Outsourcing »

Independent, Unbiased Third-Party Market Research Is Essential for Product Inventors

“There are around 1.5 million patents in effect and in force in this country, and of those, maybe 3,000 are commercially viable.” – Richard Maulsby, director of the Office of Public Affairs for the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office Inventors tend to exhibit excessive optimism when it comes to the market viability of their inventions. … Continue reading Independent, Unbiased Third-Party Market Research Is Essential for Product Inventors »

Does Alotech fit your new product invention and contract manufacturer needs like a glove?

Determining opportunities for collaboration between Alotech as a contract manufacturer and you as a product inventor or marketeer is more than a yes or no response to a series of questions. What determines the right fit for contract manufacturing? If you have already developed a provisional patent and need coaching to bring the product to market, … Continue reading Does Alotech fit your new product invention and contract manufacturer needs like a glove? »

XelAqua Case Study: When Clarity Meets Scalability You Can Change the World (Water Purification System Contract Manufacturer)

Overview XelAqua’s technology saves money and liability by providing a comprehensive solution using technology to treat site-runoff, process, cooling and waste-water. Utilizing their Magnetic Ballast Clarification water purification system, water supplies and contaminated water are rapidly and efficiently separated and clarified by removing particulates. XelAqua has a competitive advantage over other companies, as the size of the equipment is twelve … Continue reading XelAqua Case Study: When Clarity Meets Scalability You Can Change the World (Water Purification System Contract Manufacturer) »

MADE IN AMERICA: I want to see more products made in America

My name is Brad Lienhart and I am co-founder of EntreDot. We are a coaching or mentoring organization located in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. As a non-profit, we focus mostly on Main Street Business entrepreneurs who want to start a product(s) or services business or if they are a little more mature we help … Continue reading MADE IN AMERICA: I want to see more products made in America »

Tommy Kirk, COO of Alotech, Inc. has been chosen to speak at mfgCON 2016

COO of Alotech, Inc., Gold sponsor and exhibitor at the second annual mfgCON conference, will speak on “Funding Growth with Inventory and Contract Manufacturing.” GREENSBORO, N.C. – Tommy Kirk, COO of Alotech, Inc. has been chosen to speak at this year’s mfgCON conference on October 18, 2016 at 1:15 p.m. The topic will be “Funding … Continue reading Tommy Kirk, COO of Alotech, Inc. has been chosen to speak at mfgCON 2016 »

Alotech, Inc.® to be on FOX Business Network®

Alotech, Inc.® to be Featured on Manufacturing Marvels® GOLDSTON, N.C. – Alotech, Inc.®, a contract manufacturer located in Goldston, N.C. has announced the company will be presented in an upcoming production of Manufacturing Marvels®, airing on The FOX Business Network® on October 3, 2016 at 8:30 p.m. CST. Produced by award winning producers Bob and … Continue reading Alotech, Inc.® to be on FOX Business Network® »

VertiMax Case Study: When Resistance Meets Performance, You Can Go Further, Faster, Higher (Sports Equipment Contract Manufacturer)

Overview VertiMax has created a patented jump training technology specifically designed to increase power in all phases of the vertical jump. By simultaneously targeting explosive leg power and arm swing velocity, athletes can maximize vertical lift and get unmatched vertical gains. VertiMax offers the only speed training technology that can apply resistance to the glutes, … Continue reading VertiMax Case Study: When Resistance Meets Performance, You Can Go Further, Faster, Higher (Sports Equipment Contract Manufacturer) »

Exhale Fully Case Study: When Mechanics Meets Ingenuity, You Can Breathe Easier (Medical Devices Contract Manufacturer)

Overview Exhale Fully, a North Carolina company, developed the Easy Breather Exercise Table to help patients with COPD improve their breathing. The device offers a gravity-powered approach to improve ventilation while helping to clean the lungs. The movement of the patient and table forces air out of the lungs, which is often difficult for patients … Continue reading Exhale Fully Case Study: When Mechanics Meets Ingenuity, You Can Breathe Easier (Medical Devices Contract Manufacturer) »

Top Ten Questions to ask a Contract Manufacturer

To be sure a contract manufacturer suits all of your needs, and your valuable resources and bottom line are protected, make sure you interview them and visit several times first. Since all contract manufacturers operate by different philosophies, it is best to prepare yourself with some good questions before you make a critical decision to … Continue reading Top Ten Questions to ask a Contract Manufacturer »

Alotech – Most Important Meeting in NC

“Goldston based Alotech celebrates expansion” by Mike Gates, Chatham News/Record, March 26, 2015. Goldston-based Alotech celebrated its recently expanded frontiers with an open house last Wednesday, which included a tour of its 208,000 square-foot facility. …..the highest praise came from NC Secretary of State Elaine Marshall, who attended the open house. “I think I’m at … Continue reading Alotech – Most Important Meeting in NC »

NC Secretary of State celebrates with Alotech

NC Secretary of State Elaine Marshall gave an excellent presentation at our open house on March 18. The event was held to celebrate our expansion in Goldston, NC and our new manufacturing & export program of VertiMax athletic training systems to China. Over 40 local & state dignitaries and economic development representatives were in attendance. … Continue reading NC Secretary of State celebrates with Alotech »

Case Study: Reverse Engineering – Serving Customer Needs

A west coast weapons manufacturer is relocating it’s operations to North Carolina. The customer had a requirement to outsource hand guards for it’s match-quality AR rifle but they did not have any drawings of the part. Alotech used its 3-D scanner to capture every detail of a sample hand guard, with a precision of less … Continue reading Case Study: Reverse Engineering – Serving Customer Needs »

Alotech Seeks Automation Technician & Machinist

To meet our expanding business, Alotech is seeking outstanding candidates for the positions of Automation Technician and Machinist. These are full-time positions with benefits to include health, life and disability insurance, PTO and holidays. To learn more about these opportunities, visit www.alotechinc.com/contact-us/careers/    

Alotech promotes STEM education

Alotech participated in an Aerospace and STEM roundtable discussion with Congressman George Holding on May 2nd. Francis Chester joined 18 members from academia, government and industry at Lord Corporation’s global HQ in Cary, NC to discuss the need for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) education to prepare the work force for advanced manufacturing techniques.

Case Study: Alotech completes rebuild of Humanitarian De-Mining Equipment

Alotech has completed the rebuild of a large Humanitarian De-Mining Device. The scope of work involved manufacturing two new rotary “combs” each designed to carry six plow blades to unearth anti-personnel mines. More than 75 countries are affected to some degree by landmines and/or unexploded ordnance. More than 350 different types of antipersonnel mines exist. … Continue reading Case Study: Alotech completes rebuild of Humanitarian De-Mining Equipment »

Remanufacture of Heavy Truck Driveline Components Market to Grow to $3.5 Billion by 2019.

The entry of advanced heavy truck powertrain systems to comply with new emission regulations will drive revenue for the North American remanufactured replacement components market to $3.5 billion by 2019 (Frost & Sullivan). Alotech is excited to be part of this growth as it is the sole processor of remanufactured clutch parts in North America … Continue reading Remanufacture of Heavy Truck Driveline Components Market to Grow to $3.5 Billion by 2019. »

Case Study: Alotech Designs & Builds Innovative Lifting Device

A Fortune 500 company turned to Alotech to design and build an innovative lifting device to maneuver a heavy component during the assembly of tracked construction equipment. The device was fabricated, load tested and powder-coated ready for delivery one week after approval of design. This is another example of Alotech’s ability to apply its engineering … Continue reading Case Study: Alotech Designs & Builds Innovative Lifting Device »

Powertrain Remanufacturing

While a broad range of products and product components can be successfully remanufactured, we at Alotech specialize in remanufacturing powertrain components for heavy commercial vehicles including construction equipment, large cargo trucks, trains, and more. Alotech Delivers Powertrain Remanufacturing for Commercial and Industrial OEM Clients Remanufacturing involves complete disassembly of product cores followed by cleaning, component … Continue reading Powertrain Remanufacturing »

OEM Remanufacturing

At Alotech, we continue to be a leader of the remanufacturing industry. We take pride in being at the forefront of global remanufacturing efforts. We specialize in offering outsourced remanufacturing services to original equipment manufacturer (OEM) Alotech is Your Trusted Source for Remanufacturing of Industrial Machinery Components and Heavy Commercial Vehicle Component Remanufacturing As opposed … Continue reading OEM Remanufacturing »

Alotech briefs government and military delegation from Botswana

Alotech was one of two NC companies invited to meet with Ambassador Dr. Tebelelo Seretse and Military Liaison of Botswana, Colonel Bruce Thobane during the delegation’s visit to the North Carolina Emergency Operations Center last week. Francis Chester, VP of Sales and Marketing for Alotech presented options for water purification solutions for military and civil … Continue reading Alotech briefs government and military delegation from Botswana »

Case Study: Truck Component Testing

Alotech automation specialists were tasked to design and build a testing system for a heavy truck drivetrain component. This proprietary system will be an additional quality control improvement and will allow our customer to improve yield on remanufactured assemblies. The system is currently undergoing testing at Alotech’s Sanford NC facility prior to installation at the … Continue reading Case Study: Truck Component Testing »

Increased Remanufacturing Profit

Increased Remanufacturing Profit One of Alotech’s key customers was experiencing low yields on its remanufactured product line because parts were being discarded because of cosmetic defects. To maintain production of its remanufactured assemblies, the customer was using a high percentage of new components, resulting in a profit margin of less than 9%. Alotech

Congresswoman Ellmers Defense Industry Meeting

Alotech was one of sixteen organizations represented at a round table discussion with Congresswoman Ellmers on November 7th, 2013. Francis Chester, VP of Alotech, joined General Dan McNeill (US Army, retired) of The Logistics Company, LTC Tom Ryan and David Christ, of the Army Research Office, and others at the NCDBA office in Fayetteville, NC. … Continue reading Congresswoman Ellmers Defense Industry Meeting »

Leadership Bragg

LTG Joseph Anderson, Commanding General, XVIII Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg, invited Sanford-based defense contractor and manufacturer Alotech to be one of 26 organizations to attend the Leadership Bragg event on Monday, 4 NOV 13. Francis Chester represented Alotech during the all-day event that included: a group breakfast with senior leaders; a XVIII Airborne Corps … Continue reading Leadership Bragg »

Caterpillar Youth Apprentice Program – Welding

Jimmy Kirik, the son of Alotech’s production manager Rich Kirik, was featured in a recent front-page Sanford Herald article. Jimmy is a local high school senior and a pioneer in the two-year Caterpillar Youth Apprentice Program in welding. At the conclusion of this course, Jimmy will have earned a high school diploma, Basic Welding Certificate, … Continue reading Caterpillar Youth Apprentice Program – Welding »

Francis Chester, VP Elected to Board of Directors for NCDBA

Francis Chester, VP, Sales & Marketing, Alotech was elected to the Board of Directors for the North Carolina Defense Business Association (NCDBA) during their annual membership meeting in Fayetteville NC on 19 June 2013. The NCDBA represents over 75,000 NC employees in 240 businesses. The NCDBA provides members with information, connections, and networking opportunities to … Continue reading Francis Chester, VP Elected to Board of Directors for NCDBA »

Alotech Featured at the 2013 NC Aerospace Supplier Conference

Alotech was a featured exhibitor at the 2013 North Carolina Aerospace Supplier Conference in Winston-Salem, NC on August 15, 2013. This conference was co-hosted by Senator Richard Burr, the North Carolina Aerospace Alliance (NCAA), the North Carolina Military Business Center (NCMBC) and the North Carolina Department of Commerce. Alotech was awarded a five-year contract in … Continue reading Alotech Featured at the 2013 NC Aerospace Supplier Conference »

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