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Examining the Results of Our Industry Channel Research Survey

Continuous improvement is a central part of any business, but especially so in manufacturing. By continuing to update processes and technology, companies can run at peak efficiency and plan for future upgrades. But before progress can be made, areas for improvement must be identified. To do this, we worked with Industry Channel Research (ICR) to […]



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Tour the New Mario Pinto Website

Here at Von Ruden Manufacturing, we’ve been manufacturing hydraulics and related mechanical systems for over 40 years. This longevity in the industry has given us the knowledge and experience to produce Live Tools, the next stage in improved tool life, quick change-overs, and improved performance. As a manufacturer of driven tooling equipment, hydraulic motors, brakes, […]



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Finding Solutions to Localized Manufacturing Challenges

About a week ago, the President hosted a White House event called “Made in America” in order to publicize the diversity of products made in the USA. This is part of an agenda to work toward improving US competitiveness and boosting exports. To further encourage more of a manufacturing presence in this country, there are […]



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The State of Manufacturing in Minnesota – Confidence Soars

For the past 9 years, Enterprise Minnesota has conducted surveys to gauge the state of manufacturing in Minnesota. This year’s State of Manufacturing survey revealed record optimism among small to midsize manufacturers, with 94% confident about the futures of their companies. This represents a steady gain over the years, and 57% of companies assert that […]



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A Month-Long Manufacturing Celebration

With Manufacturing Day on October 7, 2016, many people may just be heading back to the daily grind. But Manufacturing Month runs all through October, so now is still the perfect time to get the word out about this critical sector of the United States economy. The industrial world is still facing a number of […]



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Getting the Most Out of IMTS 2016

Now that IMTS 2016 is finally here, it’s important to carefully plan out your trip to get the most out of each day. Running nearly a full week, from September 12-17, 2016, it may seem like there’s more than enough time to see everything – but keep in mind this is a massive show! Finding […]



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Von Ruden Hosts Senator Klobuchar

Manufacturing in the U.S. has been facing a variety of challenges. From increasing regulations to an aging workforce, manufacturing is at a make-or-break point in the United States. One way to change the future is to get more people, including local politicians, involved and interested in today’s manufacturing challenges. Manufacturing is closely tied to the […]



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Examining the State of Manufacturing 2016 Survey

Each year, Minnesota manufacturers are polled on their level of confidence in their business prospects and the overall economic landscape in the U.S. The survey is produced by Enterprise Minnesota, and is sponsored by local companies, organizations, and schools. Von Ruden Manufacturing contributed as a Bronze Sponsor for this year’s survey. The survey itself brings […]



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Gearing Up for IMTS 2016 – Things to Know About This Year’s Show

The largest manufacturing show in North America, the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) 2016 will be here before you know it. Running from September 12 to 17, 2016 in Chicago’s McCormick Place, the show promises an exhaustive array of exhibitions, events, and co-located shows. For students, the Smartforce Student Summit will be returning for the […]



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Storing Snow Removal Equipment for the Spring

As the temperatures slowly rise and precipitation turns from snow to rain, it’s time to get ready for spring. For snow removal equipment owners and operators, this means getting plows and snow blowers ready for storage. However, this is easier said than done, and requires a fair amount of forethought. Here’s we’ve broken down the […]