FDA Approval!

FDA Approval!

Great news!

The Food and Drug Administration yesterday issued emergency use authorization (EUA) for the “Coventor” ventilator prototype developed by the Bakken Medical Devices Center at the University of Minnesota.  Ajax worked directly with the project leaders at BMDC to produce enclosures for the prototype.

The FDA’s approval enables the project to move from prototype to finished product. Ajax colleagues are now forming enclosures for the manufacturer. About 1,400 units will be completed by early next week.

Our thanks go out to all the Ajax colleagues who have been putting in long hours to form and deliver parts for this emergency life-saving machine.

Some background on the project is here.

Press on, Ajax!

Celebrating 75 years!

Celebrating 75 years!

Please join with all our Ajax colleagues, friends and family members in celebrating our 75th anniversary in 2020!

Ajax At AHR Orlando

Ajax At AHR Orlando

Visit Ajax Sales Engineer Jayson Marcott and Vice President of Sales Don Wellman at the AHR Expo on Orlando, Florida on January 3, 4 & 5, 2020.

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Ajax Metal Forming Solutions Again Named 2018 Top 150 Workplaces

Ajax Metal Forming Solutions Again Named 2018 Top 150 Workplaces

Ajax Metal Forming Solutions, a Heartland Equity Partners company, has once again been named one of the Top 150 Workplaces in Minnesota by the Star Tribune newspaper.

“Ajax Metal Forming has received the Star Tribune Top 150 Workplaces award for four consecutive years,” said Ajax Vice President Don Wellman. “Our workplace colleagues, managers and owners are committed to providing a safe, productive and rewarding work environment. We are honored to receive this recognition.”

Left to right – Ajax Metal Forming Collegues Tiffany Schluter, Don Wellman, Kent Djubek, Brandon Holmes, and Curt Jasper along with Tom Ahonen of Heartland Equity Partners.

Star Tribune Publisher Michael J. Klingensmith said, “The companies in the Star Tribune Top 150 Workplaces deserve high praise for creating the very best work environments in the state of Minnesota. My congratulations to each of these exceptional companies.”

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Ajax Receives Another Safety Award

Ajax Receives Another Safety Award

Ajax goes to great lengths to make sure we provide the safest possible workplace. We’ve got the awards to show for it! This time from the Minnesota Safety Council: the Governor’s Safety Award for Meritorious Achievement.

Be safe everyone!

Postsecondary Education for Non-dummies

Postsecondary Education for Non-dummies

High school graduation should be a time of optimism about the future and congratulations all around. But I heard recently about a mother who was in mourning at her son’s graduation, struggling to restrain tears.

She had implored him to enroll in a four-year college, but he had chosen a two-year technical college instead. Now she fears he has lost his chance at the good life.

In fact, her son may have made a shrewd decision. Today, too many high school graduates start down the four-year road because they mistakenly think it’s the only route to success. Too often, they wind up dropping out, jobless and in debt, and lacking the skills they need to succeed in the 21st-century workforce.

In recent decades, our society has developed a powerful cultural bias that a four-year college degree is optimal for everyone, and that any other path to a career is second-best, “for dummies.” But in fact young people who choose alternative pathways — like a two-year associate’s degree, an apprenticeship or an occupational certificate — can often land in-demand, well-paying jobs fast, avoid crippling debt and look forward to a secure future. Some earn significantly more than classmates who choose the four-year route.

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