Rogan Corporation, Northbrook, Illinois, a manufacturer of customized knobs, fasteners and hand hardware, announced that it will produce 500,000 parts to be used in the production for a couple hundred thousand ventilators. The company received two significant orders and will begin immediately, helping the all-out effort to boost production of the crucial component for COVID-19 patients.
The part produced by Rogan is an overmolded operation that has four steps in the production process. After being molded, the part gets drilled and tapped, and set screws are then placed in. The process is completed with two decorative inlays. Rogan expects to have the half-million part order completed by June.
“With this order, we are actively planning ways to include more employees in the process, which will allow us to have two or three stations running at a time, providing plenty of capacity,” said Dave Ziegenhorn, General Manager of Rogan Corporation.
Despite essential business customers reaching out to Rogan Corporation notifying it that it was critical to their supply chain, the company feared possible slow-downs in production and the decisions that have to be made, as a result of the decreased demand.
“Being announced as an essential business was a big boost for us; we received nearly 50 letters from our customers informing us that Rogan is an essential business to them – therefore we need to stay open,” said Ziegenhorn. “We were expecting a slowdown in production, and I was worried about the potential impact it would have on people that make Rogan what it is.”
As companies around the world make difficult decisions as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Rogan is pleased to be able to keep all of its employees, providing some certainty for staff in uncertain times. The company is excited about the opportunity to do its part in the fight against COVID-19.
“These are exciting times for Rogan as we support our customers, who are serving a critical role in helping to save lives through this pandemic and beyond,” said Ziegenhorn.
For more information, visit www.rogancorp.com.