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    Gas & Air Systems, Inc.

    Gas & Air Systems, a leading manufacturer of compressor packages, faced three unique challenges. The Manufacturers Resource Center helped them meet each.

     
  • Sustainability

    Highwood USA

    MRC helped Highwood USA, an industry-leading manufacturer of high-quality synthetic wood products, become more sustainable and increase the knowledge and skills of its leadership team.

     
  • Workforce Development

    Highwood USA

    Highwood USA is a Tamaqua, Pennsylvania-based manufacturer of premium synthetic products that mimic the look of wood and other natural materials.

     
  • Operational Excellence

    Highwood USA

    Highwood USA is a Tamaqua, Pennsylvania-based manufacturer of premium synthetic products that mimic the look of wood and other natural materials.

     
  • Leadership & Culture

    HindlePower Systems, Inc.

    HindlePower leaders took part in two MRC leadership programs: the CEO Forum and the Manufacturing Leadership Institute. MRC Lean Manufacturing experts also taught employees 5S (sort, set in order, shine, standardize, sustain) and other operational excellence tools contained in its Lean Master Certification program.

     
  • Innovation

    HoverTech International

    HoverTech International is a Bethlehem, Pennsylvania-based manufacturer of air-assisted patient-handling equipment for emergency medical and acute care applications. Its patient-transfer, repositioning, and ergonomic lifting products are designed to reduce caregiver injury while increasing patient comfort and safety.

     
  • Innovation

    HoverTech International

    The company faced two parallel challenges, each of which required specific response strategies. Due to a fire they needed a new supply partner and new drawings, plus a new valve design that would streamline their manufacturing process and make their product more user-friendly.

     
  • Operational Excellence

    Innovative Office

    Innovative Office Products needed to decrease on hand inventory to support daily production. MRC created a Kaizen event for employees. As a result of the event, productivity improved 33% with the additional operations incorporated into the work center.

     
  • Workforce Development

    Innovative Office Products

    Innovative engaged MRC for simultaneous Kata and Soft Skills training to elevate the team’s collective skills, encourage autonomy, and empower individuals to take action without going up the chain of command.

     
  • Operational Excellence

    Kitchen Magic

    Kitchen Magic is a leader in kitchen remodeling and turned to MRC to streamline employee training, leverage innovative problem-solving methods, and implement Lean and Toyota culture to create a team of problem-solvers.