Holiday Dates

Please note Weber Knapp will be closed for the following dates for our employees to enjoy the holidays.

  • Closed for Christmas Holiday 12/25 & 12/26
  • Closed for New Years Day 1/1/18

The Weber Knapp Company Board of Directors has announced the appointment of Rhonda M. Johnson to the position of President of the Weber Knapp Company

The Weber Knapp Company Board of Directors has announced the appointment of Rhonda M. Johnson to the position of President of the Weber Knapp Company effective January 1, 2018. Rhonda will be succeeding the current President Rex E. McCray, who will continue in the role of CEO / Chairman of the Board.
Weber Knapp has been an area manufacturer since 1909, currently operating plants in Jamestown, Falconer and Taiwan.
Rhonda joined the Weber Knapp team in 1991 and has progressed through various manufacturing supervisory / management positions, most recently as Vice President of Operations. Since joining Weber Knapp, she has set high expectations for herself and met them by achieving an MBA (2008), actively participating in non-profit community service and demonstrating a progressive management style reflective of the overall philosophy of the company. Rex McCray, CEO, stated,” Rhonda has earned this opportunity and with the support of our management team, I am very confident in her leadership abilities in managing the continued success of Weber Knapp.”
Rhonda resides in Jamestown with her husband Jeff. She and Jeff are very proud of their son AJ (wife Brooke) and grandson Jax.

Eric Maloney promoted to the position of Operations Manager

I am pleased to announce the promotion of Eric Maloney to the position of Operations Manager, effective November 20, 2017.
Over the 25 years that Eric has worked at Weber Knapp, he’s made significant contributions in all of the positions he’s held. In each of his prior positions, he has had some level of interaction with operations. Since becoming Materials Group Manager in February 2016, Eric’s role in operations has been even greater. He’s had a direct role in the daily factory operations.
Eric’s new responsibilities will include factory operations in both plants, as well as, continuing to coordinate the purchasing and inventory control functions. He will continue to report to the VP of Operations.
Please join me in congratulating Eric on his new position as Operations Manager.

Rhonda Johnson
VP of Operations
Weber Knapp Company

Jeremy Redlecki has been promoted to Director of Product Development

On behalf of the Board of Directors of Weber Knapp Company I am pleased to announce that Jeremy Redlecki has been promoted to Director of Product Development effective immediately.
Jeremy joined Weber Knapp in 2005 as a Product Design Engineer. In 2008 Jeremy was promoted to Product Design Manager and has since lead that team.
Jeremy’s expanded responsibilities will include full oversite of Weber Knapp’s Quality Management. Kory Slye will report to Jeremy. Jeremy will also take a more direct active role in developing growth opportunities as well as continuing to lead our product development efforts.
As Director, Jeremy will continue to report to the Sr. VP of Engineering of Weber Knapp.
I am very confident that expanding Jeremy’s responsibilities will be one of the key factors in the continued growth and success of Weber Knapp Company for many years into the future.
Please join me in supporting and congratulating Jeremy on his promotion!

Rex E. McCray
President / CEO
Weber Knapp Company

Wayne J. Rishell has been appointed Chief Financial Officer

On behalf of the Board of Directors of Weber Knapp Company I am pleased to announce that Wayne J. Rishell has been appointed Chief Financial Officer effective immediately.
Wayne joined Weber Knapp in 2013 as Director of Finance and has since provided essential guidance, financial strategy and effective financial management that has allowed the company to achieve continued success, fundamentally reducing overall debt while reinvesting significant capital into the business. In fact we have been able to invest over 3 million dollars in capital improvements without increasing long term debt with plans to invest another 1.5 million by the end of 2018.
Wayne’s expanded responsibilities will include full oversite of our Taiwan subsidiary, EZ Office Inc. TW and he also has been appointed as a Direct Advisor to the Weber Knapp Board of Directors. Wayne will continue to report to the President of Weber Knapp and retain all of his current responsibilities as Director of Finance.
I am very confident that expanding Wayne’s responsibilities will be one of the key factors in the continued growth and success of Weber Knapp Company for many years into the future.
Please join me in supporting and congratulating Wayne on his promotion!

Rex E. McCray
President / CEO
Weber Knapp Company

Twenty-five Percent Growth, Economic Impact and Product Diversity Highlights Weber Knapp Success

Business success stories begin with empowering leadership that instills a culture of collaboration, productivity and a strategic vision. In 2011 current President and CEO Rex McCray and Senior Vice President of Engineering Donald Pangborn brought ownership of Weber Knapp Company from a British based Investment Company back to Jamestown, New York.

Today Weber Knapp is entering its 107th year with an employee base totaling 135 people. During the new ownership, the company has hired 33 new, full-time employees and annual local economic impact in 2016 is $11.2 million between wages, benefits, local suppliers, utilities, taxes and direct community support. The company recently retired its purchase financing five years ahead of schedule; a result of the increased sales.

Weber Knapp focuses on high caliber engineering solutions for unique and specific design challenges. The company sells office furniture ergonomics, retail electronic displays, engineered solutions and hinge product lines to distributors and OEMs. Product lines are being leveraged to enter the medical ergonomics and U.S. General Service Administration markets.

Weber Knapp is also partnering with Kamado Joe Ceramic Grills to provide the new Vectis spring-loaded, counterbalance hinges on its Classic Joe and Big Joe grills. The Vectis product line is also found on Hestan outdoor appliances; an emerging growth market for Weber Knapp.

This is a great story of maintaining a great company through great ownership, said Chautauqua County Executive Vince Horrigan. Not only are they keeping jobs here and growing, but they re also helping out in our community.

Artone

artoneRex McCray, President/Co-owner of Weber Knapp presented a plaque to fellow local business owners (and customers) Mike and Busty Calimeri of Artone Manufacturing, commemorating their 40th Anniversary of business in Jamestown. The presentation was made September 5th during Artone’s open house celebration at their new facility at 1089 Allen Street. The plaque is made of stainless steel, cut from one of Weber Knapp’s CNC laser machines.

Flag Presentation

weber-vetOn June 19, 2014, group of veterans came to Weber Knapp to present a flag that was flown at the Capitol in Washington DC to thank Weber Knapp for continuing to provide jobs to the military veterans in the Jamestown area. Mayor Sam Teresi and a representative from Tom Reed’s office were here. 2 veterans that were present at the battle of Normandy were presented with keys to the city of Jamestown by Mayor Teresi.

New Swiss Style CNC Turning Equipment

Swiss Style Turning Arrives at Weber

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Weber Knapp Company recently purchased and installed a new Swiss Style CNC turning center manufactured by Tsugami. It was purchased to increase turning capacity. The turning centers currently in use were at full two shift capacity while on extended hours. The additional turning center will eliminate the need to outsource parts as was necessary with demand outpacing capacity.

The new machine can handle larger diameter parts by processing bar stock up to 1.250 diameter. Previous equipment maxed out at 0.750 diameter. More complex parts can be machined without secondary operations with an increased number of full axes of control, more live cross tools, and significantly more tool posts.

 

Features of the New Swiss Style CNC

  • Tsugami Model B0326-II
  • Control Axes
  • C1 and C2 on primary and secondary spindle rotations
  • X1, Y1, Z1 relative to primary spindle
  • X2, Y2, Z2 relative to secondary spindle
  • Maximum machining diameter 32mm (1.250 )
  • Swiss style mode and chucker mode
  • Spindle RPM 200 to 8000
  • Number of mountable tools up to 43
  • Number of live cross tools up to 16
  • FMB Turbo 3-38 Automatic Loading 12 ft. Barfeed System
  • High pressure coolant 2000 PSI

Coolant through sub spindle

Smoke/Mist Collector

Fire Suppression System

Heidenhain Glass scale on X1 axis for ultra-high accuracy on X1 axis for diameter control

 

Sponsor of the Women’s Charity Golf Tournament

Boys & Girls Club of Jamestown

 

Weber Knapp Company of Jamestown has signed on as the primary sponsor for the Winifred Crawford Dibert Boys & Girls Club of Jamestown’s 27th annual Women’s Charity Golf Tournament. For more information visit the Post Journal