Rick Mclean

December 17, 2010

New at Empire – JS1 Solid State Welding System

Customers are telling me that they get less weld failure form the JS1 than from any other resistance welders. If you do any insulating, pin or […]
November 30, 2010

The Future of Shearing

For those of you who didn’t receive the November issue of Canadian Industrial magazine (CIM), I was interviewed for an article on shearing and it’s place […]
November 15, 2010

Rick’s Notes From Fabtech

There was an air of optimism at the Fabtech Show held recently in Atlanta, GA. There were fewer overseas exhibitors and the show was smaller but […]
August 19, 2010

Magnetic Squaring Arm

Here is a tool that has the potential to pay for itself in the first run of any production. This tool mounts right onto the face […]
July 29, 2010

Mynarski Memorial Avro Lancaster Mk10 Bomber – Fly Past

A piece of history flew over Empire Machinery today. The Mynarski Memorial Avro Lancaster Mk10 Bomber is stopping in Winnipeg for a four day visit and with Empire […]
July 6, 2010

Manitoba Catfish

In late June I went fishing with Sean (Traffic Manager) and Nathan (Service). With Nathan’s experience and fishing gear, we caught not one but 15 catfish in about 3 hours […]
April 23, 2010


Jake, Steeltech – GPS (donated by Empire Machinery) Ray, Transport Canada – Sony Blue Ray Player  (donated by Accurate Leasing) Brian, East Side Ventilation – Apple […]
March 31, 2010

News From CMX CIPHEX 2010

The CMX show in Toronto (March 25-27th) was busy all three days. Rick, Paul and Jerry from ISM have a quick pre-show meeting here.  Feedback from attendees was generally […]
February 2, 2010

Engel ValuePLUS Line

Having just returned from the annual AHR Tradeshow, I will have to say I was pleasantly surprised in the level of optimism that many of the […]