Vulcan GMS to sponsor USA Luge Slider Search on August 7

Vulcan Global Manufacturing Solutions is proud to announce its sponsorship of the USA Luge Slider Search event at the New Berlin Soap Box Derby Track. The event is free and will be held on Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016. The USA Luge Slider Search Program USA Luge Slider Search is the official nationwide recruitment tour for […]

The complexity of machining lead and lead-based products

Machining of lead-based products is difficult due to the soft nature of alloys. The pressure from the fixtures and cutting tools on lead-based parts can cause a product to be out of specification. Therefore, the handling of these products is critical. How we handle lead-based products One way to address this problem is to add […]

Vulcan GMS expands its facility for new offerings

Since our founding in 1978, Vulcan GMS has continued to expand and develop new capabilities. When we began, Vulcan was a mere 15,000 square foot facility with three employees. Much has changed since then. Today Vulcan has more than 100,000 square feet of manufacturing space and more than 160 employees worldwide. A company of “firsts” […]

How to choose the best joint design for your radiation shielding project

Radiation shielding is a key benefit of lead and lead lining. There are five primary methods of shielding in joints between mating parts in a design. Each joint design has its own benefits and cost based on the requirements and geometry of the part. Hopefully this outline will help you to discuss and/or select from […]

The Technical Dictionary of Lead Casting Terms

While you may know generally what it is and understand a little bit about the process, lead casting truly is both a science and an art. So we have decided to share with you our “Technical Dictionary of Lead Casting Terms.” We hope this will demonstrate the intricacy and the complexity of the lead casting process. […]

Vulcan’s Yankes win Volunteer Spirit Award for USA luge

  We are pleased to announce that Vulcan GMS owners Chuck Yanke and his wife Sandy Yanke have been awarded the 2015 Sam Venezia Volunteer Spirit Award by the U.S. Olympic Team. The announcement was made at the USA Luge Assembly on Aug. 22, 2015, in Lake Placid, N.Y. The pair were nominated by Fred […]

Vulcan’s process improvements don’t stop at the production floor

Back in 2008, Vulcan GMS began to see the benefits of paying its suppliers by ACH (Automated Clearing House) as a way to help control costs in the accounting department. The goal was to minimize the time it took to print, sign, stuff and mail checks to our suppliers. The side effect was to save […]

U.S. Luge dominates at Lake Placid in Viessmann World Cup Singles

In only the second sweep of a world cup event, the U.S. women’s luge singles team proudly earned their place on the podium. In the first U.S. sweep of a world cup, Erin Hamlin won gold, Emily Sweeney won silver and Summer Britcher won bronze. The three were elated to have accomplished this first-time feat. […]

2015 Vulcan Golf Outing

Vulcan GMS held its annual golf outing this year at New Berlin Hill’s golf course and a good time was held by all. While no one will be quitting their day job to join the PGA tour, it was clear that the annual golf outing was a hit for Vulcan employees. Each year, the golf […]

Vulcan GMS wins Grainger Award in Manufacturing Excellence

Colin Powell once said, “There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work and learning from failure.” If something looks easy, it is only because there were countless hours of preparation, hard work and learning from mistakes that you never saw coming. This quote is so true and it really […]