2016 General Motors Gold Supplier Status Award

By on April 28 2017

For calendar year 2016, General Motors  has once again recognized AGS Technology with a “Gold Supplier Status” plaque for its outstanding on-time delivery performance.  Everyone at AGS Technology is proud of their role in helping General Motors design, build and sell the world’s best vehicles.

Birds Eye View of AGS Technology Facility

By on July 13 2016

AGS Technology Orders Two More Electric Presses

By on June 11 2016

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Batavia Chamber of Commerce Honors AGS Technology with “2015 Ole Green Award”

By on January 20 2016

Ole Award Winners Exemplify Confidence and Investment in Batavia

Ole Award Winners Exemplify Confidence and Investment in Batavia

ERP Update & IQMS Press Release

By on December 6 2015

AGS Technology has kicked off ERP implementation and is well on its way to going live in Q2 2016.  Below is the recent press release from IQMS:

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IQMS ERP Investment Streamlines AGS’ Operations

By on October 10 2015

AGS Technology has always been a lean company with strong systems to manage contract review, customer orders, scheduling, production, quality control, shipping, and accounting.  These systems have served AGS well as evidenced by its excellent on-time delivery and quality record over the last 20 years.  However, the company continues to grow and the end products are becoming more complex with increasing offline assembly operations, product customization, and drop ship requirements.  In addition, customers are also pushing compliance to MMOG/LE (Materials Management Operations Guideline/Logistics Evaluation) to validate that robust material planning and delivery processes are in place to support overall business objectives.

The AGS Management Team recognizes that this level of coordination requires an ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) system that takes an integrated view of AGS’ core business processes using common databases.  Applications for Sales, Purchasing, Manufacturing, Quality, Maintenance, Accounting, etc… can then share this data across various departments facilitating the flow of information between all business functions.

AGS Technology has already installed the hardware infrastructure and has just contracted with IQMS, a leading authority on manufacturing ERP software systems.  This partnership with IQMS will enable AGS Technology to stay lean, agile, and competitive while continuing to serve the needs of its customers.

IQMS Applications Available in Core System

IQMS Applications Available in Core System

 

AGS Celebrates 20 Years

By on September 28 2015

On Saturday September 26th, AGS Technology celebrated its 20th anniversary.  Twenty years ago, George Staniulis and Chris Racelis leased a 20,000 square foot facility in Schaumburg IL that was completely empty…not even a paper clip.  As George canvassed the Midwest and beyond to drum up sales with customers, Chris ordered, installed, and ramped up the recycling and injection molding infrastructure.  Through hard work and perseverance, the company grew and hired its first full-time employees.  Many of these early employees are still working for AGS Technology and continue to perform at a high level.  Perhaps the greatest source of pride for both George and Chris is the fact that not a single full-time employee was lost when AGS Technology moved from Schaumburg to the new Batavia facility.  We want to thank all of our employees for their trust and dedication to making AGS Technology a great company to work for and do business with these last 20 years!

 

George Staniulis, Ruta Staniulis, and Chris Racelis celebrate 20 years.

George Staniulis, Ruta Staniulis, and Chris Racelis celebrate 20 years.

AGS Office Manager Helen Kubek with her daughter and grandchildren at AGS' 20th celebration.

AGS Office Manager Helen Kubek with her daughter and grandchildren at AGS’ 20th celebration.

Clackers the Clown admiring Bozo's gift to childkind at the picnic.

Clackers the Clown admiring Bozo’s gift to childkind at the picnic.

Cameron give a thumbs up to the pig roast.

Cameron give a thumbs up to the pig roast.

Fun in the moon walk!

Fun in the moon walk!

AGS employees enjoy an afternoon of food, games, and a raffle with prizes.

AGS employees enjoy an afternoon of food, games, and a raffle with prizes.

AGS Batavia Entry Displays Original Work by Artist Elisa Boughner

By on September 3 2015

When George Staniulis and I first toured the 78,000 square foot facility at 951 Douglas Road in Batavia the expansive front entry area with its large front wall left a daunting impression.  We couldn’t help but wonder if this building was too big for AGS Technology.

Fast forward almost two years later and AGS Technology is thriving in its new space.  Recycled raw material processing, injection molding, off-line assembly, and warehousing all operate efficiently under the same roof.  All of the pieces of the puzzle came together nicely…except for that front entry wall.  Anything introduced on this massive wall was visually overmatched.  It became apparent that this wall needed to be tamed by a true pro.

Enter Elisa Boughner, a prolific artist who uses traditional forms such as still life, but animates them through bold, often unconventional color and dynamic brushwork.  Elisa’s work covers a range of painting styles from the Impressionists, through the German Expressionists, and finally the Cubist. The result is a unique and highly personal style that brings extraordinary vibrance to often ordinary subjects.

After staring down the wall, Elisa selected the piece shown below and personally oversaw its installation.  This beautiful piece can now be viewed at AGS Technology-Batavia.  For more information on Elisa Boughner’s work visit http://www.boughnerart.com.

Original Art by Elisa Boughner

Fine artist Elisa Boughner posing with her original artwork now on display at AGS Technology’s facility in Batavia-IL.

They’re Heeere!

By on August 27 2015

AGS Technology’s two new JSW injection molding machines have arrived.  J280ADS provides 310 US tons of clamping pressure while J450ADS offers 500 US tons.  These ADS series machines are the very first wave of JSW’s latest offering in North America.  The new AGS Technology Batavia location boasts an underground utility tunnel with all the electric, water, and air infrastructure completed to fully support up to 30 injection molding machines.  This infrastructure investment by AGS significantly decreases the installation time and cost for new equipment.  After being rigged into position today, both of these machines will be making production parts next week helping to pay the bills…and there’s nothing scary about that!

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Plastics Machinery Magazine Highlights AGS Technology’s Recycling Capabilities

By on August 3 2015

At the 2015 Molding Conference in Rosemont IL, George Staniulis made a technical presentation entitled “Direct Injection Molding of Recycled Plastics Bypassing the Extrusion and Pelletizing Operation”.  The presentation covered the unique challenges associated with buying, cleaning, characterizing, formulating, and injection molding recycled plastics.

Over the last 20 years, AGS Technology has established itself as a leader in recycling thermoplastic regrind back into demanding product applications.  George Staniulis alludes to the key of AGS’ success when he states in the article “We’re learning all the time, everyday”.  For example, since moving into its new facility in Batavia IL, George Staniulis and Chris Racelis re-engineered AGS’ raw material cleaning and blending operation.  The results are impressive and include a doubling of processing capacity on a smaller footprint with half the labor.  In addition, significant improvements have been made with removal of metal and fines while eliminating airborne dust.  Experts AGS Technology consulted said it could not be done, but the new layout, throughput, raw material quality, and clean work environment have proved the doubters wrong.

Managing Editor of Plastics Machinery Magazine, Angie DeRosa, attended the conference and wrote a follow-up article in the August 2015 issue entitled “AGS Redefines Molding Recycled Plastics”.  Click on the link below for the complete article.

http://www.plasticsmachinerymagazine.com/technology/recycling/ags-redefines-molding-recycled-plastics.html

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