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    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.

     
  • Innovation

    Lehigh Valley Plastics

    LVP is facing efficiency issues with their turning centers. LVP was selected as a participant in the Technology Scouting Pilot Research Initiative offered by NIST MEP, MRC and RTI International. This initiative identified potential solutions, which will eliminate the cooling fluid, increase machine capacity and reduce the risk of safety issues.

     
  • Training and Certifications

    Lynar Corporation

    Lynar Corporation is a small, family owned manufacturer in Allentown, Pennsylvania with a focus on the machining of castings.

     
  • Training and Certifications

    MISCO Products

    MISCO Products is a Reading, Pennsylvania-based manufacturer of liquid cleaning chemicals used primarily in exclusive branding for the janitorial sanitation, food service, education, healthcare and other commercial and industrial markets

     
  • Operational Excellence

    Novipax

    Through their involvement with MRC, Novipax sent two groups of employees through Lean Master/Maintenance Master training in hopes of driving a culture of Continuous Improvement.

     
  • Operational Excellence

    Packaging Horizons Corporation

    The company turned to Manufacturers Resource Center (MRC), a NIST MEP affiliate, on a TDMI project to explore Near Field Communications (NFC) as a potential source of information transfer to eliminate problems associated with human entry of bag/contents data.