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Laser Welding Goes Manual

Tennessee fabricator adopts laser welding using joystick without robotics

The Fabricator magazine features FWE on cover story!

Welding Supervisor Mike Adams performs an autogenous laser weld on a corner joint. Photo by Micah Beard, Food Warming Equipment Co. Inc.

Laser welding, controlled not with a robot teach pendant but with a joystick. As an upper-tier supplier laser welding cell to showcase.

Food Warming Equipment Co. Inc. (FWE) faces the same challenges as many high-product-mix manufacturers. The company’s Portland, Tenn., plant is the epitome of flexible manufacturing. The commercial food service equipment manufacturer produces on demand, and customers can customize products to the nth degree.

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Community Press Release

In Loving Memory of Mr. Curt Benson

We have lost a dear friend and valued colleague. You will be grieved to learn that our business associate, Mr. Curt Benson passed away over the Holiday, on Friday, November 29th.

Curt joined FWE in October 1991 and ascended to VP / Sales & Marketing Manager for FWE and was a valued colleague and a greatly appreciated friend. He past suddenly at home with family while enjoying Thanksgiving, surrounded by loved ones. Curt had not suffered any known illness and passed suddenly. 

We are saddened and join Mr. Benson’s family in this great loss, he will be deeply missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife Linda, sons Max and Sam, daughter Courtney, as well as the rest of his family.

Please keep the family in your thoughts as they go through this difficult time, with services to be held Saturday, December 7th at 4-7 PM, followed with a ceremony at 7:30pm, at:

Davenport Family Funeral Home
419 E Terra Cotta Ave
Crystal Lake, IL 60014