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July 2011 Newsletter


Midwest Coatings Seminar

August 24, 2011

Kansas State-Salina Campus  

Join us for a unique opportunity to learn about the latest in coatings.

 Dr. Vicki Gelling, Associate Professor North Dakota State University, Dept. of Coatings and Polymeric Materials will share her recent research findings into new and emerging testing techniques for coatings.   

John Spangler, Technical Steward, Caterpillar shares the latest in finishing to make your finishing system lean with point of use access to your factory floor.

Learn more about the Midwest Coatings Seminar...  


Virtek LaserQC Installed at Kasa Fab


virtekKasa Fab has integrated a Virtek LaserQC machine into our quality system as part of our dedication to continuous improvement.

The LaserQC is a laser inspection system that allows our staff to quickly and accurately perform scan and or produce first article inspection on any flat during the initial phases of manufacturing. As the laser scans the part, the outline appears on the computer screen in real time. In a matter of seconds, the scanned part can be automatically compared to the corresponding CAD file, highlighting any variances.

The LaserQC can also be used to scan existing parts and reverse engineer to produce a quality CAD drawing. 

Contact us to find out how Kasa Fab can help you with your parts.


Networking for Manufacturers

Lunch meeting with regional manufacturers. 

When: September 28, 2011 

Time: 11:15a.m. 

Join us for a brief session on Lean Communication. Along with implementing Lean and 5S 6S (Kasa has added Safety to our 5S training), we also focus on improving communication by learning how everyone has a preferred communication process.  

If you would like to attend, contact Laura Munsch.    



How 100-year-old IBM Redeveloped Core Business

Recently, Mark W. Johnson of Business Week reveals the questions IBM asked itself in evaluating their core business to allow next-stage innovation.

  • What kinds of storms do we face?
  • Where is our future growth?
  • How much should we shed?
  • What's our capacity for innovation?
  • Who would want to buy our assets?

As the economy moves forward, maybe it's time to consider these questions as you develop your long-term plan.   


Look Out, Harry Potter!

 A Shadow's LightKasa Fab's own Jeremy Pierce is at it again releasing the sequel to his first book, targeted at the young adult audience.

  A Shadow's Light: Book Two of The Shadow Series  picks up where Failing Test: Book One of The Shadow Series left off, following Test as he tries to make something of his shattered life. In this book, you will also learn the origin of Test’s powers!


Even though, Jeremy, a.k.a. J.M Pierce, has sold thousands of books, he said, "It's not enough to quit his day job of estimating at Kasa Fab, but my daughter is hoping we can buy her a pony now." 

Kindle Link

Nook Link

Paperback - Amazon 



PKM Steel Days 

September 23, 2011 

Celebrate the steel industryat PKM Steel in Salina, KS.

 More information will be available after August 1, 2011 atwww.pkmsteel.com



2011 Upcoming Trade Shows 

NAI Coating Show

Cincinatti, OH

Oct. 4th-6th  

Wichita Industrial Trade Show

Wichita, KS

Oct. 18th-20th


Chicago, IL

Nov. 14th-17th 

Kasa Companies:

Kasa Companies 418 East Ave B Salina, KS 67401