Miltec UV International Introduces a UV Coating and Curing System for Lithium Ion Battery Ceramic Coated Anodes

Dr. John Arnold, Research and Development Director at Miltec UV International, 146 Log Canoe Circle, Stevensville, MD announced the company’s launch of a new system to coat lithium ion battery anodes with a ceramic coating to significantly improve safety, reduce cost, and improve performance. The announcement was  part of Dr. Arnold’s presentation at the Electrochemical Society’s 232nd Fall Meeting 2017, at the National Harbor. Miltec UV has developed technology (patent pending) that will allow Lithium ion battery manufacturers to provide enhanced safety at a lower cost. The advancement is made possible by the use of binders that cure instantly upon exposure to UV light in combination with an application technique that just coats the very surface of the anode without plugging the pores.  Miltec UV has a commercial scale demonstration unit, the CX400, capable of coating and curing over 100 m/min on anodes up to 440 mm in width. The coating thickness is typically 2- 4 microns. The CX400 is 4 meters in length requiring minimum space for installation. “This innovation allows lithium ion battery manufacturers to offer batteries with improved safety without concerns over separator shrinkage” said Bob Blandford, President, Miltec UV.

Contact: Gary Voelker, Battery Project Director
410 604 2900 cell: 540 872 8023
gvoelker@miltec.com

Miltec UV Supports Haven Ministries

 

Several Miltec UV owners, employees and their families, participated in the annual Haven Ministries Run4Shelter, Moonlight Edition. This year the inspirational event was held in the evening at a new venue, right down the street from Miltec on Log Canoe Circle. This year Miltec UV was a Silver sponsor of the run and they take pride in supporting and sponsoring this event each year. In addition to participating in the run, Miltec UV also held their 3rd annual silent auction which raised $309 through the generous donation of items and cash donations.

Haven Ministries is a nonprofit organization that provides shelter, clothing, food and support for the less fortunate of Queen Anne’s County by operating a Homeless Shelter, Our Daily Thread Thrift Shop, an emergency food pantry, a resource center and street outreach programs. The ministry raises funds throughout the year by organizing various events including the Run 4 Shelter, Trivia Night, a Tea & Luncheon and a Golf Tournament. The shelter is open from December 1st through mid-April and is operated by staff and volunteers from the community and area Christian churches. The ministry also provides year round transitional housing. Their goal is to help people get back on their feet. Miltec has been a sponsor for the last four years and looks forward to supporting Haven Ministries in all their outreach programs.

Miltec UV Hires Senior Process Engineer

 

Stevensville, MD – Miltec UV, 146 Log Canoe Circle (www.miltec.com) welcomes Gene Shellenberger as the newest member of their engineering team. Gene joined Miltec UV on July 17, 2017 as a Senior Process Engineer. He brings over 20 years of experience in engineering, manufacturing and coating to Miltec UV. Prior to Miltec, Gene owned and operated Elkridge Coating Technologies. He resides in Essex with his wife.

Miltec UV’s President, Bob Blandford said, “Gene is very knowledgeable and we can already tell that his experience and technical expertise are going to be an asset to our engineering and service departments”.

About Miltec UV:  Miltec UV has been servicing the UV industry for 27 Years and is a global leader and manufacturer of both arc and microwave ultraviolet curing systems.  Miltec UV offers a wide range of quality UV parts, standard equipment and custom systems designed to interface with existing or new manufacturing production lines. These systems serve a broad diversity of industry-specific applications and market segments. Among the many applications supported are: optical fiber, wire, metal decorating, wood flooring, cabinets, automotive products and many other industries.

The Women of Miltec UV

 

The night before International Women’s Day, I found myself wondering what would happen if all of the women at Miltec UV decided not to come to work. What would “A Day Without Women” be like at Miltec UV? Fortunately, this was just a fleeting thought, as Miltec’s women are not exposed to the inequality and other prejudices that women across America gathered to protest on March 8, 2017. Rather, Miltec’s women in leadership and support roles are acknowledged as the glue that holds the company together.

Research shows that women are ideally suited for manufacturing leadership roles because they create the future and inspire innovation. According to a recent article in Industry Week, there is an irrefutable and verifiable link between women in leadership and improved business performance. Data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reveals that women make up slightly less than 30% of the manufacturing workforce and females make up only 5% of the CEO’s in manufacturing. While Miltec strives to hire women, we do fall into this category with only 27% of our employees being female. We are proud to report we rely on several leaders, in addition to our CEO, all of which are females.
Miltec UV was a woman-owned company for 24 years, until 2012 when the founders and owners, Marilyn and Joe Blandford, decided to split their shares in the company with their two sons, Bob and Charles. Marilyn remains the CEO of Miltec UV, a global leading manufacturer of custom UV curing equipment and replacement parts. Marilyn was instrumental in the administration and organization of the company at its inception and has continued in that role.

Here is a summary of the Women of Miltec UV:

Karen Bruno is our Director of Human Resources. Karen is an experienced HR leader, responsible for recruiting, compensation, benefits, training, development and employee relations. She is committed to recruiting the most qualified candidates and supporting all employees at Miltec while balancing the needs of the Company. She has implemented several new programs and promotes enthusiasm and professionalism in all that she does.

Mary Yeager is Miltec’s Accounting Manager. She is responsible for budgeting, accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, commissions, custom invoicing, collections and reception. Due to her knowledge and attention to detail, her responsibilities branch out into all departments. Additionally, she is the accounting system administrator. Mary is a reliable and valued employee.

Lena Mazeina works for the Miltec Battery Division as a Ph.D. Chemist. She leads the development of cathode coatings used in Lithium Ion Batteries. Lena runs all of the electrochemical testing of coin cell batteries in the laboratory. Her expertise has been invaluable to the development of this project.

Joyce McGinnes is Miltec’s Materials Manager. Joyce began her career over 11 years ago as the purchasing manager of a one person department. As the company continued to thrive, she was promoted to Materials Manager. She is responsible for all aspects of direct material flow including procurement, planning, scheduling and inventory control. Her department has grown to 5 employees, including the Purchasing Manager, manufacturing planner, buyer and the purchasing expeditor. Miltec has such confidence in Joyce’s abilities that they have relied on her to act as temporary supervisor in both the Bulb Division and Shipping department.

Jennifer McCullough is our Manufacturing team leader and was just promoted to ElectroMechanical Assembler III. She is responsible for overseeing the work done by all of the assemblers in the manufacturing department. This includes, inspections, calibrations, Miltec consumable parts manufacturing, inventory control, and employee training. Jennifer is also responsible for testing all of the equipment we build. Jennifer has proven to be an excellent leader.

Connie Blandford is our Trade Show Coordinator. Miltec exhibits at between 4-8 International and Domestic Trade shows annually. Connie is responsible for all aspects of trade show management including registering for the trade show, ordering equipment and displays for the booth, securing accommodations, transportation and reservations for staff, determining arrangement for the exhibit, communicating show requirements and coordinating future trade show selection.

Beth Mosner is the Sales and Marketing administrator for Miltec UV. She is responsible for press releases, marketing material, literature, promotional items, trade show organization, product releases, website updates, intranet management, eMarketing, CRM database management, travel arrangements and communications with the outside sales representatives. Additionally, she handles several other administrative tasks as needed. Beth began her career with Miltec as the inside sales team leader and was promoted internally to Shipping Supervisor then Sales and Marketing administrator.

In addition to these women in management, Mitec UV relies heavily on several other key women that are extremely valuable to the company; Nancy Kunkel, Inside Sales, Terri Cornelius, Quality Control Inspector, Ashli Hardesty, Purchasing Assistant, Jamie Yeager, recently promoted to Purchasing Expeditor, Kellie Bose. Receptionist/Accounting Clerk, and Olivia Blandford, Marketing Assistant. Miltec also manufactures UV bulbs in our Bulb Division which is supported by several additional women; Linda Hilpert, Katie Frobish, Molly Mescher and Loretta Mattingly.

Organizations like Catalyst, whose mission is to accelerate the careers of women through workplace inclusion, and Women in Manufacturing are dedicated to supporting, promoting and inspiring women. Miltec appreciates the importance of Women in Manufacturing and actually hosted a WiM event last year. Marilyn Blandford, the CEO of Miltec said, “I am proud of the contributions of each and every woman at Miltec UV. Each brings a special gift of expertise to the continued success of our company.”

Miltec Battery Division Hires New R&D Chemist

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Miltec Corporation, 146 Log Canoe Circle, Stevensville, Maryland, USA, www.miltec.com  welcomes Allen Shariaty as the newest member of their Battery Division. Allen joined Miltec as a R&D Chemist in March. Prior to Miltec, he worked as a Research Chemist at the Institute for Energy Technology in Norway and a Research Technician at the University of Kentucky. In these positions, he gained valuable experience in the application of binders in lithium ion batteries, as well as implementing spray coating techniques for the fabrication of battery electrodes.

Allen graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from the University of Kentucky and is the primary inventor on a pending patent. The research he did at the University resulted in an opportunity for Allen to present at the 2016 International Meeting on Lithium Batteries, a premier international conference on the state of lithium battery science and technology.

Allen is relocating from Lexington, Kentucky and is looking forward to making Maryland his home. Bob Blandford, Miltec President said, “These are exciting times for our Battery Division and we are looking forward to learning from Allen and benefiting from his battery technology expertise.”

About Miltec UV:

Miltec UV has been servicing the UV industry for 27 Years and is a global leader and manufacturer of both arc and microwave ultraviolet curing systems. Miltec offers a wide range of quality UV parts, standard equipment and custom systems and services designed to interface with existing or new manufacturing production lines. These systems serve a broad diversity of industry-specific applications and market segments. Among the many applications supported are: optical fiber, wire, metal decorating, wood flooring, cabinets, automotive products and many other industries.

 

Miltec UV Announces Pilot Plant for Coating Lithium Ion Battery Separators

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 17, 2017

Joe Blandford, VP of R&D for Miltec UV, has announced the CX400 pilot plant is now available for testing on customer’s substrates at their facility located at 146 Log Canoe Circle, Stevensville, MD, USA.

The CX 400 is a compact, high speed coating and UV curing system specifically designed for precision coating of ceramic coatings on polyolefin separators. The CX400 capabilities include:

  • Precision coating from 1-10 µm thickness
  • Water based proven UV curable binder
  • Up to 405 mm coating width
  • High speed coating and curing to 120 m/min
  • Can coat any separator films with a wide range of ceramic particles

This new high speed coating and curing technology can significantly reduce the cost of improving the safety performance of Lithium Ion batteries in all Lithium ion battery applications including HEV, PHEV and EV applications, as well as consumer electronics and grid energy storage. Miltec UV received a cost shared award of $1.8 million from the U.S. Department of Energy Vehicle Technology Office for the development and demonstration of this advanced technology.  This new technology could greatly impact the future, not only with electric vehicles, but with all Lithium ion batteries used on a daily basis. The company is currently scheduling potential customers that want to test materials or visit the pilot plant.

For more information please contact Gary Voelker, Program Director at gvoelker@miltec.com or call 410-604-2900.

 

Bob Blandford Appointed to IMDA Board of Directors

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Miltec UV’s Bob Blandford Appointed to the IMDA Board of Directors

Stevensville, MD – Miltec UV, 146 Log Canoe Circle proudly announces that Robert (Bob) Blandford was appointed to the IMDA Board of Directors on October 7, 2016.

Bob Blandford is the President of Miltec UV, a company he founded in 1989. For over 26 years, Bob has worked to broaden the company and its offerings through research and innovation. Bob has a vast knowledge of UV technology and has been instrumental in the development of new products in line with customer needs. His knowledge and expertise has enabled him to expand the company into over 30 different markets, with metal decorating being a major market.

In 2013, Bob was nominated as one of the top 10 International business leaders in the state of Maryland and was honored at the annual International Leadership Award dinner sponsored by the Maryland Trade Institute. In 2012, under his leadership, Miltec was awarded the IWF Challengers Award in Atlanta. The award recognizes companies that have developed innovative technology in products, services or manufacturing techniques that advance the wood industry.

Bob has been an active member of the IMDA for many years. He and Miltec UV participate in the annual IMDA conferences and he was most recently a session leader for the 2016 Conference. One of the primary objectives of the International Metal Decorators Association is to foster and encourage advances and improvements in the art of metal decorating. Bob has worked closely with several Metal Decorating companies to develop a technology specifically for the Industry.

Joseph B. Blandford, Jr. Awarded The Wright Brothers “Master Pilot” Award

Stevensville, MD – Miltec UV, USA. The Department of Transportation Federal Aviation Administration awarded Miltec UV owner and founder, Joseph B. Blandford, Jr. The Wright Brothers “Master Pilot” Award on November 26, 2016. Mr. Blandford was presented the award by Greg Travis of the FAA while surrounded by his wife, children and grandchildren. This award is the most prestigious award the FAA issues to pilots certified under Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 61. The award recognizes those who have exhibited aviation expertise, skill and professionalism for at least 50 years while piloting aircraft as “Master Pilots”.

Joe Blandford’s love for aviation started at a very young age. Growing up, he lived very close to the Greenville Army Air Base in South Carolina. It was through the association with the base, and its personnel, that he was introduced to airplanes and various aspects of aviation. Upon entering Clemson in 1954, Joe signed up for the Air Force R.O.T.C. He took his first jet flight in a North American T-33 and was hooked. In 1957 he joined the Clemson Aero Club, a group of aviation enthusiasts, where he had his first solo flight on September 23, 1957. From the first solo, things progresses fairly quickly.

Joe continued to fly with the Clemson Aero Club until he entered the US Air Force in September 1958. He completed Air Force flight training in May, 1959 and was assigned to Wright Patterson AFB in Ohio. Joe was married to Marilyn Blandford on June 13, 1959 and they raised 4 children. He and his family ended up moving to Arnold, MD in the summer of 1968. Joe wanted a plane for business trips and met a gentleman that wanted to learn to fly, so in the spring of 1970, Joe and R.C. Preacher Whitner bought a Piper Cherokee Arrow, N3892T together. They had the plane until 1972. Joe continued to fly the planes of various friends including those of his Guardian Angel, Bob Busch, for almost 5 years.

In 1985, he purchased a Bellanca Super Viking, 17-30, N6658V and flew it until 1987. In November 1988 he bought a 1972 Bellanca 17-30A Super Viking, N1JJ which both he and his son Bob flew quite a bit until August 1992 when they traded it on a Piper PA-34-200T Seneca II, N1101X. They kept the Piper through 2 engine changes, until they sold it in February, 2016.

Joe decided to take up another phase of flying in November 1999, and joined the Rose City Soaring Association in Thomasville, GA. He added Gliders to his Commercial Certificate and his CFI Certificate in November 2004. Most of his glider flying has been giving instruction flights in the SGS 2-33A and K-13.

In late 2013, Joe became a pilot for Angel Flight, an organization that provides voluntary free air travel service to needy persons in need of medical, compassionate, disaster relief, and other types of transportation services. He has had some wonderful experiences with these flights.

Joe also went to Winter Haven, FL to get his Seaplane rating (this was a gift from his wife Marilyn). He spent the weekend flying with friends and in February 2012, they graduated with their Single Engine Sea Ratings.

Joe has thoroughly enjoyed his aviation career and has met many interesting people as a result of his involvement in the aviation community. He currently owns a Piper Seneca IV that he plans to fly for many years to come!

About Miltec UV:

Miltec UV has been servicing the UV industry for over 26 years and is a global leader and manufacturer of both arc and microwave ultraviolet curing systems. Miltec offers a wide range of quality UV parts, standard equipment and custom systems and services designed to interface with existing or new manufacturing production lines. These systems serve a broad diversity of industry-specific applications and market segments. Among the many applications supported are: optical fiber, wire, metal decorating, wood flooring, cabinets, automotive products and many other industries.

www.miltec.com

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Miltec UV Supports West Virginia in Flood Disaster Relief

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For Immediate Release
July 15, 2016

Stevensville, MD- The owners and employees of Miltec UV rallied together to solicit donations, funds and support from the local community for the victims of the recent West Virginia floods.

Several managers at Miltec UV have family located in Rainelle, WV who lost their homes and therefore, Miltec UV was directly impacted by this natural disaster. They felt compelled to help by gathering donations and becoming the donation center for the Chesapeake Bay Business Park in Stevensville, Maryland. Miltec UV was extremely pleased with the immediate outpouring of support from their neighbors.

Miltec UV’s accounting manager, Mary Yeager commented,
“Wow, the support that Miltec immediately offered to the town my Mom so loved, and where many of my relatives still live, is overwhelming! Thanks to their connection to the local business community and the loving, caring employees (really more like Family than co-workers) the donations came pouring in! In addition to organizing the collections, Miltec also graciously offered their truck to transport the items. My co-workers selflessly gave up some of their lunch time to help pack up the donations, and load the truck. All the help from everyone is VERY Much appreciated!”

Over a two week period, Miltec UV gathered over 3 skids worth of donations. They were in communication with the Rainelle community and purchased supplies based on the needs of the devastated town. The immediate needs ranged from bleach and bottled water during the first few days to boots, fans, shovels, hoses, air mattresses, sheets, towels, toiletries, clothing and canned goods. In addition, Miltec UV reached out to local companies for discounts, and through the help of a local bank, they made contact with a Disaster Relief Church in Nashville, TN. The church committed to supplying 6 tractor trailers full of much needed supplies.

If you would like to make a donation, funds can be sent directly to RCDC at the following address – please indicate that it is for disaster relief:

Rainelle Community Development Corporation
732 Main Street
Rainelle, WV 25932
Or online at:
https://www.gofundme.com/rcdc_floodrelief

 

About Miltec UV:
Miltec UV has been servicing the UV industry for 26 Years and is a global leader and manufacturer of both arc and microwave ultraviolet curing systems. Miltec offers a wide range of quality UV parts, standard equipment and custom systems and services designed to interface with existing or new manufacturing production lines. These systems serve a broad diversity of industry-specific applications and market segments. Among the many applications supported are: optical fiber, wire, metal decorating, wood flooring, cabinets, automotive products and many other industries.

Media Contacts: Beth Mosner: (410) 604-2900 X21 | bmosner@miltec.com

Miltec UV Gloss Control Technology for the Wood Industry

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For Immediate Release
May 31, 2016

Stevensville, MD – Miltec UV developed an HPI UV System with leading-edge Gloss Control technology that enables manufacturers to achieve an extremely wide gloss range using a single UV coating. Low, medium and high gloss levels are attainable, with repeatable results, using this innovative technology. The system stores recipes which allows for quick lamp adjustments to accommodate varying product gloss targets. Cost savings are dramatic with reduced downtime for changeovers and maintenance, less energy and parts consumption, fewer coating formulas, and improved quality and consistency. Return on investment will typically be less than one year. Additionally, the system is user friendly with touch screen controls and easy maintenance features. This technology is ideal for manufacturers of hardwood flooring, cabinetry, furniture, molding, panel/sheet, trim, windows and doors.

Please visit Miltec’s booth # 6912 at the upcoming IWF Show for a live demonstration!

System Benefits and Features:

  • Achieve specific gloss levels across a wide gloss range with a single coating
  • Fewer number of HPI UV lamps needed, lower energy and operating costs
  • Reliable performance with consistent UV output
  • Repeatable results with easy ability to make instant, easy changes to accommodate gloss levels and varying products
  • Easiest UV system to maintain with advanced operator interface/controls
  • Variable UV output from 40%-100% in 1% increments
  • Increased cure speed compared to UV systems currently used in production
  • Easy retrofit to replace old equipment
  • Made In USA

 

About Miltec UV:
Miltec UV has been servicing the UV industry for 26 Years and is a global leader and manufacturer of both arc and microwave ultraviolet curing systems. Miltec offers a wide range of quality UV parts, standard equipment and custom systems and services designed to interface with existing or new manufacturing production lines. These systems serve a broad diversity of industry-specific applications and market segments. Among the many applications supported are: optical fiber, wire, metal decorating, wood flooring, cabinets, automotive products and many other industries.

Media Contacts: Beth Mosner: (410) 604-2900 X21 | bmosner@miltec.com

The QUEST – Miltec UV Project

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For Immediate Release
May 19, 2016

Stevensville, MD – Miltec UV partnered with the University of Maryland QUEST Capstone Consulting Project last December for a project that kicked off in January. They are proud to announce that the project is now complete. The honor students were tasked with developing a strategy to help Miltec UV choose a method of commercialization for their ceramic coating technology, a technique that is less expensive, safer and more effective than the current process used to manufacture lithium ion batteries.

The team tasked with providing Miltec UV with a real time innovative solution, to maximize profit with minimal risk, consisted of an Electrical Engineer, Katelyn Walter, a Mechanical Engineer, Austin Kendall, an Accounting and Finance honor student, Jessica Lewis and a Finance honor student, Tim Odukale. The diverse knowledge, skills, and perspectives of these students allowed them to evaluate the financial implications and risks associated with multiple commercialization options. The recommendation was a dual-sided approach that allows Miltec to maximize profits while providing the flexibility to customize the strategy based on the customer’s needs. The strategies were to partner with a coater who would coat the separator while Miltec UV maintains the customer relationship or licensing the coating technology to the customer, and providing the equipment to coat the separators.

Miltec UV executives are extremely impressed by the financial and risk modules presented by the team. Miltec CEO, Marilyn Blandford stated, “This type of research and business modeling would have taken Miltec a year to complete in-house. We were impressed with how quickly the students were able to create viable solutions for Miltec and produce deliverables that we will be able to use in the future. This initiate was a huge success and we will continue to utilize the Quest Program to help us solve business, engineering and technology challenges.”

About QUEST:
Quality Enhancement Systems and Teams (QUEST) is a multidisciplinary engineering, technology, and management program at the University of Maryland, College Park. Honors students from the A. James Clark School of Engineering, College of Computer, Mathematical, & Natural Sciences and the Robert H. Smith School of Business participate in a challenging course of study that focuses on quality management, process improvement, and system design. The QUEST Program began in 1993 and was funded by a grant from IBM to establish total quality on university campuses. The University of Maryland has continued the program which has produced excellent graduates prepared to face the changing landscape of business, engineering, and technology.
www.rhsmith.umd.edu/quest

 

About Miltec UV:
Miltec UV has been servicing the UV industry for 25 Years and is a global leader and manufacturer of both arc and microwave ultraviolet curing systems. Miltec offers a wide range of quality UV parts, standard equipment and custom systems and services designed to interface with existing or new manufacturing production lines. These systems serve a broad diversity of industry-specific applications and market segments. Among the many applications supported are: optical fiber, printing, metal decorating on cans, wood flooring, cabinets, automotive products and many other industries.

Media Contacts: Beth Mosner: (410) 604-2900 X21 | bmosner@miltec.com

Miltec Adds New Employees and Positions to Support Growth

 For Immediate Release
March 31, 2016

Miltec Adds New Employees and Positions
to Support Growth

Stevensville, MD – Miltec UV, 146 Log Canoe Circle recently added new staff members and positions resulting in headcount expansion and promotions.

Miltec welcomes the following new employees and announces promotion:

Bill Zlakowski –Zlakowski joined Miltec in December 2015 in Bill Z 3the role of Purchasing Manager where he will analyze and supervise the procurement of material as well as maintain and expand Miltec’s vendors and suppliers.  Zlakowski worked as a Procurement Agent and Material Analyst at Labinal Power Systems in Salisbury, MD for 10 years and brings to Miltec a vast knowledge of the supply chain function, utilizing Lean Manufacturing.  Zlakowski’s experience will assist Miltec in optimizing and growing the flow of products to customers. Zlakowski holds a BA in Business Administration from Rider University.

Ian Smith – Smith joined Miltec in March in the role of ElectrIan 1onics Engineering Technician. In this position, he will support Miltec’s Engineering, Manufacturing and Service Departments.  Smith worked as a Process Engineer at Labinal Power Systems in Salisbury, MD for nine years.  He has over 20 years’ of engineering experience in the manufacturing and product development field where he supported research and development, as well as customer service, installation and repair of equipment.  Smith has a BS in Electrical Engineering Technology from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.

Tom Frobish – Miltec recently promoted Frobish into the new role of Industrial DesignerTom Frobish 1 after his three year tenure.  Frobish’s initial position of CAD Drafter, supporting the creation and revision of engineering drawings and work instructions, grew quickly into a designer role.  He now not only supports the design of new processes and tooling for manufacturing, but also creates visual concepts and content to support marketing and sales initiatives. In addition to his superb CAD drafting and graphics design talents, Frobish is also technically competent in the assembly and testing of Miltec’s products.  Frobish holds a BFA in Industrial Design from the Rochester Institute of Technology.

Bob Blandford, Miltec’s President, commented “these are exciting times as Miltec expands its’ products. We are extremely fortunate to be able to increase our headcount with talented and experienced staff to support our growth here and our footprint abroad, as well as the ability to keep jobs on Maryland’s Eastern Shore”.

 

About Miltec UV:
Miltec UV has been servicing the UV industry for 25 Years and is a global leader and manufacturer of both arc and microwave ultraviolet curing systems. Miltec offers a wide range of quality UV parts, standard equipment and custom systems and services designed to interface with existing or new manufacturing production lines. These systems serve a broad diversity of industry-specific applications and market segments. Among the many applications supported are: optical fiber, wire, metal decorating, wood flooring, cabinets, automotive products and many other industries.

Media Contacts: Beth Mosner: (410) 604-2900 X21 | bmosner@miltec.com

Miltec Reflects on Employee Success in 2015

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For Immediate Release
January 22, 2016

Stevensville, MD – Miltec Corporation, 146 Log Canoe Circle reflected on Employee Success in 2015 and took an opportunity to recognize and thank employees, new and seasoned veterans, at its annual holiday luncheon.  There were several employees who celebrated Miltec Milestones in 2015 – specifically: one employee was recognized for their 25 year anniversary, followed by 4 employees who celebrated 10 years and 3 employees who celebrated 5 years with Miltec.  Miltec also recognized 12 employees who completed their one-year anniversary in 2015.  Miltec was pleased to announce several new employees who joined their team in 2015, some of those filling key management positions in Sales, Human Resources and the Bulb Division, while others joined Miltec in Research & Development, Purchasing and Manufacturing.

Each year, Miltec formally recognizes one individual who exemplifies Customer Satisfaction, Time Management, Safety, Initiative and Miltec’s Core Values. A committee of former recipients of the award collects nominations and ratings and selects the recipient of this prestigious honor. This year’s award went to Jennifer McCullough. McCullough, who will be celebrating her 4th year at Miltec, is an Electro Mechanical Assembler heavily involved in both of Miltec’s MPI and HPI products. She ensures high quality assemblies and provides on the floor instruction and training to co-workers. Quoting one of her peers, “Jennifer goes above and beyond for customers and Miltec employees making sure every single item is perfect before leaving Miltec’s facility.  She is kind, flexible and efficient”.

As Miltec approaches 26 years in business, Bob Blandford, Miltec’s President, took an opportunity to personally recognize and thank all employees recapping 2015 and sharing the exciting forecast for 2016.  Looking forward to 2016, Miltec plans to grow its employee population to support new business opportunities and the release of several new innovative products. In addition, Miltec will continue to train employees and partner with various Maryland agencies in support of training to promote business growth in the State of Maryland which in turn makes Maryland manufacturers more competitive and profitable.

 

About Miltec UV:
Miltec UV has been servicing the UV industry for 25 Years and is a global leader and manufacturer of both arc and microwave ultraviolet curing systems. Miltec offers a wide range of quality UV parts, standard equipment and custom systems and services designed to interface with existing or new manufacturing production lines. These systems serve a broad diversity of industry-specific applications and market segments. Among the many applications supported are: optical fiber, wire, metal decorating, wood flooring, cabinets, automotive products and many other industries. www.miltec.com

Media Contacts: Beth Mosner: (410) 604-2900 X21 | bmosner@miltec.com

Quest Project

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For Immediate Release
December 23, 2015

Miltec Becomes a Project Sponsor for University of Maryland QUEST Program

Stevensville, MD – Miltec UV, 146 Log Canoe Circle is excited to join the prestigious list of QUEST program partners as a corporate sponsor of the Spring Semester QUEST Capstone Consulting Project. This hands-on program combines diverse knowledge, skills, and perspectives of multidisciplinary student teams from the University’s Robert H, Smith School of Business, A. James Clark School of Engineering and The College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences. Students work with corporate sponsors for 13 weeks and provide 400 to 600 hours of consulting services offering innovative recommendations and solutions to an identified organizational challenge.

The program director and student scouts visited Miltec for a tour of the facility and overview of the business. Miltec’s team described several organizational challenges and business opportunities on the horizon in 2016. Together, a project was identified which will best utilize the skills of the students and their faculty advisors, as well as provide Miltec with a real-time innovative solution.

Bob Blandford, Miltec’s President, learned of the QUEST program from an alumna while flying home from a business trip. Bob was impressed with the individual’s business acumen and professionalism and decided to learn more about the QUEST Program since it is right in Miltec’s back yard. Bob said, “These young adults are smart and energetic. We will collaborate to make this a great learning experience for them and I know we will learn a lot from our student consultants as well”. Miltec’s QUEST project is scheduled for kickoff on January 27, 2016.

About QUEST:
Quality Enhancement Systems and Teams (QUEST) is a multidisciplinary engineering, technology, and management program at the University of Maryland, College Park. Honors students from the A. James Clark School of Engineering, College of Computer, Mathematical, & Natural Sciences and the Robert H. Smith School of Business participate in a challenging course of study that focuses on quality management, process improvement, and system design. The QUEST Program began in 1993 and was funded by a grant from IBM to establish total quality on university campuses. The University of Maryland has continued the program which has produced excellent graduates prepared to face the changing landscape of business, engineering, and technology. www.rhsmith.umd.edu/quest

 

About Miltec UV:
Miltec UV has been servicing the UV industry for 25 Years and is a global leader and manufacturer of both arc and microwave ultraviolet curing systems. Miltec offers a wide range of quality UV parts, standard equipment and custom systems and services designed to interface with existing or new manufacturing production lines. These systems serve a broad diversity of industry-specific applications and market segments. Among the many applications supported are: optical fiber, printing, metal decorating on cans, wood flooring, cabinets, automotive products and many other industries. www.miltec.com

Media Contacts: Beth Mosner: (410) 604-2900 X21 | bmosner@miltec.com

Miltec UV Hosts Women in Manufacturing Event at Headquarters

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For Immediate Release
May 15, 2015

Stevensville, MD – Miltec UV, 146 Log Canoe Circle, hosted a facility tour and career presentation on Thursday, May 15, 2015 for a group of women members and potential members of Women in Manufacturing (WiM), a national organization dedicated to the attraction, retention and advancement of women who have chosen or are pursuing a career in the manufacturing industry.

The event kicked off with a presentation from Jane Seagraves, Business Development Director at APPI Energy in Salisbury Maryland, and WiM’s first affinity partner, providing electricity and natural gas consulting services. Highlighted in the presentation was WiM’s mission of supporting, promoting and inspiring women to pursue careers in manufacturing, along with information on several events that facilitate networking with industry peers.

Miltec’s event not only supported WiM’s mission but allowed for the networking among peers who attended to see Miltec’s manufacturing facility and operation and learn more about the UV curing process. The Women of Miltec described their job responsibilities and relayed real life stories of how Miltec provided them with a career path in Manufacturing.

Marilyn Blandford, Miltec’s CEO said, “I am proud of our women and feel honored to be surrounded by such strong women from whom I continue to learn every day”. Marilyn talked about her own career path, which began as an educator, and encouraged the group of women attendees to recognize their strengths, continue their education and understand that women’s skills are critical to the manufacturing field.

About APPI Energy:
The first affinity partner endorsed by Women in Manufacturing, APPI Energy provides data-driven procurement and consulting solutions to manufacturers. The APPI Energy database of daily supplier prices enables the firm to benchmark supply prices in every deregulated market, and deliver true apples-to-apples comparisons. The proprietary platform gives WiM members a competitive edge to make informed, customized purchasing decisions that reduce electricity and natural gas costs on an ongoing basis.
www.appienergy.com

 

About Miltec UV:
Miltec UV has been servicing the UV industry for 25 Years and is a global leader and manufacturer of both arc and microwave ultraviolet curing systems. Miltec offers a wide range of quality UV parts, standard equipment and custom systems and services designed to interface with existing or new manufacturing production lines. These systems serve a broad diversity of industry-specific applications and market segments. Among the many applications supported are: optical fiber, wire, metal decorating, wood flooring, cabinets, automotive products and many other industries.

Media Contacts: Beth Mosner: (410) 604-2900 X21 | bmosner@miltec.com

Miltec UV is celebrating 25 Years of Excellence

For Immediate Release

Miltec UV, located at 146 Log Canoe Circle, Stevensville, Maryland, USA is celebrating 25 years of business in the UV Industry. Founded in December of 1989 as a distributor of UV curing products, Joe and Marilyn Blandford were joined shortly thereafter by sons, Bob and Charles Blandford. The Board of Directors include Marilyn Blandford (CEO), Robert (Bob) Blandford (President), Joe Blandford (Vice President of Global Sales), and Charles Blandford (Senior Vice President).

During these 25 years, Miltec has grown from four employees to over 65, beginning as a distributor and transforming into a global UV equipment manufacturer. Miltec is unique in that it offers both microwave powered and arc lamp systems to its customers, who represent about 30 major industries. Miltec’s research and development division, Miltec UV International, LLC, is a major part of the business, always looking at innovative ways to optimize the use of UV technology. Currently, the company has a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) contract to develop processes to utilize UV technology in the production of lithium ion batteries to reduce cost in vehicle technology.

Along with being chosen as a top vendor by many of its customers, the company was a winner of the 2012 IWF’s Challenger’s Award for its innovative HPI Gloss Control UV Curing System. Miltec’s President, Bob Blandford was honored as a finalist for the International Leadership Award by the Maryland Trade Center Institute in 2013.

Miltec has set a new benchmark for UV curing equipment making their systems the clear choice for those interested in maximizing production and profits. Miltec’s reputation has been consistent with its mission of building long term relationships with customers; they continue to provide high quality products at reasonable prices with excellent customer service, while continually upholding a high code of ethics.

Miltec UV continues to thrive while overcoming many challenges and changes throughout the years, and has been the most appreciative and proud of the loyal customers who have been part of their success. As new opportunities arise in the coming years, Miltec looks forward to furthering growth and service with both new and past customers.

 

About Miltec UV:
Miltec UV has been servicing the UV industry for 25 Years and is a global leader and manufacturer of both arc and microwave ultraviolet curing systems. Miltec offers a wide range of quality UV parts, standard equipment and custom systems and services designed to interface with existing or new manufacturing production lines. These systems serve a broad diversity of industry-specific applications and market segments. Among the many applications supported are: optical fiber, wire, metal decorating, wood flooring, cabinets, automotive products and many other industries.

Media Contacts: Beth Mosner: (410) 604-2900 X21 | bmosner@miltec.com