Fifteen years ago, Van Horne Jewelers became the first jeweler in Michiana to adopt laser technology. Van Horne Jewelers purchased its first laser welder from Crafford Industries. The factory technician sent out to train Van Horne Jewelers on our new laser welder informed us that we were one of their first sales to a retail jewelry store; most of their sales had been to jewelry manufacturers.
Now, Van Horne Jewelers is Michana's first jeweler to have two laser welders for its goldsmith shop. Van Horne Jewelers purchased its second laser welder to accommodate its four fulltime goldsmiths. Dan Leonhardt, who helped pick our first welder, spent two days at the 2011 Las Vegas Jewelry Show to determine which machine was the best. Dan did an excellent job and we have now used our new laser welder for over a month. We are amazed with the progress in efficiencies of our new laser welder.