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For over 35 years, Tri-State Industries (TSI) has been recognized as an innovator in the advanced manufacturing industry throughout Northwest Indiana and the Chicagoland area

A History of Innovation

For over 35 years, Tri-State Industries (TSI) has been recognized as an innovator in the advanced manufacturing industry throughout Northwest Indiana and the Chicagoland area. TSI has championed a “lean manufacturing” philosophy over the past two decades, which has resulted in becoming a premiere contract manufacturer to large OEM’s in the railcar, construction, and mobile trailer industries.

Reducing Costs and Providing Solutions

As the steel manufacturing industry became increasingly more competitive, TSI pursued an advantage through lean manufacturing principals, JIT systems, strategic supplier partnerships, and a thorough commitment to quality. roughout this process, it became imperative to relentlessly examine every operation with the goal of automating anything that would permit additional operations to be performed at the same time. Since welding was a substantial part of the work done at Tri-State, robotic welding was a natural place to start. The journey toward automation eventually culminated in 2009 with the upstart of a sister company, Tri-State Automation (TSA), after the realization that many companies were encountering similar challenges automating their processes.

Bring the Future to Your Facility

Tri-State Automation is a turnkey robotic welding integration company whose goal is to successfully assist small-to-medium size manufacturing companies implement automated solutions into their businesses. Utilizing Tri- State Industries 35-plus years in advanced manufacturing experience, TSA is able to offer customers a unique approach to robotic welding. Through advances in new industrial robotic technology, combined with world-class lean manufacturing practices, TSI and TSA are able to help a variety of manufacturing companies cost effectively automate traditionally labor intensive processes with a high level of success.

Take Your Company Further

The experienced staff at TSI and TSA is dedicated to helping businesses identify opportunities to use outsourcing and automation to their best individual advantage. Whether it’s outsourcing your high-volume manual welding to TSI to be performed with robots or automating it internally with a turnkey robotic weld system designed and built by TSA, we are here to help.

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