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AMS Controls named official machine controls supplier by BlueScope

AMS Controls, Maryland Heights, Mo., has been designated as the official controls supplier for BlueScope Buildings North America. The arrangement will insure new and existing production lines to be added or upgraded will have an AMS Controller added for the most advanced machine control integration in the industry.
“BBNA has chosen to partner with AMS Controls for future and retrofit controls throughout our business. There were a number of factors that made this decision easy for our business. AMS has dedicated themselves to assisting BBNA with improving our operations through current technologies as well as providing us access to future technologies. The use of AMS Controls also provides us with a single controller that we can use in virtually all of our manufacturing cells, regardless of the operation or plant location. The controller and accompanying software provides improved production planning as well as realtime productivity reporting. Using a single controller for all of our equipment will also result in reduced training times for our operators and our maintenance personnel. This allows for greater cross training of our employees, said Lee Sparks, manufacturing and engineering manager for BBNA.
“The net result should be improved productivity and increased profits for all of our businesses, including Butler Manufacturing, HCI Steel Building Systems and VP Buildings. We look forward to nurturing our relationship with AMS in order to fully realize their potential for productivity improvements within our business,” Sparks continued. Marc Allman, AMS’ vice president of operations is looking forward to opportunities for collaboration with BlueScope; “We are thrilled at the prospect of working so closely with such a progressive organization. Meeting the demanding needs of BlueScope Buildings will improve our already great products and push our product development in areas we haven’t previously addressed.” Allman adds that AMS’ unmatched industry experience will be vital in providing BlueScope with new tools and solutions; “By choosing the world’s best controls for roll forming, folding, and related metal processing operations, and taking advantage of AMS’ unique ability to connect the factory equipment to client’s information systems, BlueScope Buildings now has the tools to continuously improve their already world class operations.”