Colson Group USA Receives Business Award

Colson Group USA is pleased to receive the Manufacturing/Distribution Large Business Award, as was bestowed by Cornerstone Alliance this morning, February 11, 2015. As part of their annual business recognition ceremony, the Cornerstone Alliance recognized Colson Group USA for the development of our new world-class Distribution Center, located next to our existing St. Joseph manufacturing plant. Kevin Osborn, Vice President of Operations, accepted the award on the company’s behalf. Read more about the meeting via Moody on the Market, a Southwest Michigan business insight blog.

Cornerstone Alliance is a non-profit economic development organization primarily focused on increasing employment opportunities, private sector capital investments and the local tax base in Michigan’s “Great Southwest.” Learn more about Cornerstone Alliance here.

Colson Group USA Establishing World-Class Distribution Center

Colson Group USA, the country’s leading caster and wheel manufacturer, announced today that as part of its ongoing strategy to align its business to drive growth it will be establishing a new world-class distribution center (DC) in St. Joseph, MI. The 170,000-square-foot DC, which will be located next to its St. Joseph manufacturing facility, is planned to be fully operational by year-end.

Colson has made multi-million dollar investments in advanced equipment and technology in its five U.S. manufacturing facilities over the past 18 months. Currently, the company’s distribution activities are supported within these manufacturing facilities. Establishing a world-class DC will allow the manufacturing locations to focus on manufacturing excellence as Colson prepares to further increase production of its made-in-USA products.

“We want to enhance our distribution capabilities while allowing our plants focus on manufacturing excellence,” said Tom Blashill, Colson Group’s CEO. “Distribution plays a significant role in our customers’ experience, and we look forward to delivering our full range of product solutions from our world-class DCs,” Blashill added.

Colson stated plans to continue to expand its west coast DC located in Chino, CA to support its customers in the western part of the country.

Colson Group USA Launches Caster App

Colson Group USA introduces its new app for iPhone and iPad: Caster CAD 3D. As the global leader in caster and wheels, Colson Group USA offers the most complete product line in the world. Caster CAD 3D offers interactive 3D product catalogs for each of Colson Group USA’s brands and available product series. App users can quickly configure a part number and download CAD models and data sheets for their various caster and wheel needs.

“Fast delivery of relevant, valuable product content is our mission,” said Brad Kish, Marketing Manager. “Our customers and sales professionals can leverage this new technology to instantly deliver CAD models and datasheets for our industry leading selection—and then quickly integrate them into their designs. This saves the customers time, and assures them that they have a viable and trusted product built into each design.”

The benefits of Caster CAD 3D are:

  • Downloadable 2D or 3D CAD models completely free and in a user’s native CAD format
  • Interactive models can be easily configured for user-specific needs
  • World-View allows visualization of a model on physical products
  • Models, visualizations, and data sheets can be quickly shared with teams

The 3D CAD Models are compliant with major world standards and are suitable for use in current CAD systems. Caster CAD 3D is now available free on the App Store, and requires iOS 7.1 or later.

Colson Group USA is the largest operating unit of Colson Group, the largest manufacturer of caster and wheels products in the world. Colson Group USA oversees some of the most renowned brands of casters and wheels in the world: Colson, Albion, Shepherd, Jarvis, MedCaster, Pemco, Faultless, and Bassick. These brands have been technological leaders in caster advances for more than 350 combined years. The drive and experience of Colson innovators have led to some of the most trusted, highest quality and advanced mobility solutions in today’s world.