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    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.

     
  • Operational Excellence

    Piramal Critical Care

    Piramal Critical Care is a Bethlehem, Pennsylvania-based business unit of Piramal Pharma, the world’s third-largest producer of inhaled anesthetics and a primary player in hospital generics. The company is committed to delivering critical care solutions for patients and healthcare providers across the globe.

     
  • Revenue Growth

    ProtoCAM

    This project was a cooperative effort between ProtoCAM, MRC, and DVIRC. ProtoCAM worked with MRC to create and launch a new website in 2004, which is currently ranked in the top 30 on Google.

     
  • Revenue Growth

    Reading Electric

    Reading Electric wanted to improve their marketing approach and attack new opportunities. MRC identified ways to improve sales and markets. Reading Electric increased their outside sales force with an emphasis on Electrical Service Contracting in their areas of high business concentration.

     
  • Training and Certifications

    Reeb Millwork

    Reeb needed to improve quality and delivery. MRC provided Lean training for operators and support staff. Supervisors are now able to effectively train their personnel resulting in reduced quality issues, increased productivity and reduced training time to meet production levels.

     
  • Operational Excellence

    Rhetech

    Rhetech needed to maintain quality and keep costs competitive. MRC conducted a VSM of their production area and identified possible waste elimination and productivity improvements, resulting in a significant reduction in cycle time per unit.