New Machinery Adds To Growing Focus On New Technology For Plants

Fort Worth, Texas – December 5, 2018: Conner Industries, Inc. continues to focus their attention on new equipment investments for their ten manufacturing plants with the addition of a new CNC router. The computer numerical controlled (CNC) machine is scheduled to be in operation at the Haslet, Texas plant by December 31, 2018. This purchase, along with the two custom-sized pallet machines previously announced, is a move by Conner to expand their custom pallet and custom crate manufacturing capabilities.

“As Conner continues to invest in new machinery and technologies for the plants, this new CNC router will be a welcome addition. We expect to keep it very busy,” says David Dixon, CEO of Conner Industries, Inc. “This precision piece of equipment represents another move forward in Conner’s industrial wood and custom packaging capabilities.”

CNC routers offer an automated cutting solution that improves safety, enhances quality and increases productivity, and Conner expects this purchase to help them remain competitive in the custom crate and pallet marketplace. Not only will computer automation allow for the completion of many smaller tasks, but workers at the Texas plant will be better utilized doing other things.

In addition, the new precision router, driven by CAD software, represents a huge improvement over manual cutting, and creates much less waste than traditional cutting methods. “Not only is the new router faster and more efficient, but it also saves money as a result of better utilization of raw materials,” Dixon added.

About Conner Industries, Inc.: Conner Industries is a leading provider of industrial wood and packaging solutions. They specialize in supplying cut lumber (softwoods, hardwoods, and panel products) needed for pallets, crates, and skid parts, as well as fully assembled custom pallets, crates, and industrial containers. With educated and knowledgeable sales people, subject matter experts, an experienced design team, and packaging engineers on staff, Conner serves customers nationwide from 10 plant locations in Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, Tennessee, Virginia, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida. Headquartered in Fort Worth, TX, Conner offers industrial wood and packaging solutions you can count on.


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