MRC Announces HindlePower selected as Make It in America “Manufacturer of the Week”
For Immediate Release
July 24, 2013
Patricia A. Felise, Communications Coordinator
Manufacturers Resource Center
Greater Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania: The Manufacturers Resource Center (MRC) announced today that NIST-MEP selected HindlePower, Inc. as their Make It in America “Manufacturer of the Week.” Every week NIST-MEP features an MEP manufacturer in “Make It in America.” Manufacturers from around the country are developing innovative products, reaching exciting markets and hiring America’s best workforce. To make a measurable impact on rebuilding U.S. manufacturing and creating jobs, the Manufacturing Extension Partnership focused on a “Make It In America” agenda featuring a “Manufacturer of the Week” to promote recognition for the manufacturing sector and the major role it plays in the U.S. economy. To learn more about “Make It in America,” please visit http://www.nist.gov/mep/america.cfm.
“HindlePower specializes in the manufacture of constant voltage float battery chargers for stationary applications and utility companies,” says Jack E. Pfunder, President & CEO of MRC. “ Bill Hindle will tell you “When you only focus on the bottom line you lose, but when you focus on people you win.” It’s no surprise that HindlePower was named the No. 1 Top Workplace in the Lehigh Valley by the Morning Call.
HindlePower leaders took part in several MRC Leadership programs – Manufacturing Leadership Institute (MLI) and the MRC CEO Forum, and each provided valuable learning opportunities for their managers. HindlePower also enrolled their employees in MRC’s Lean Master Certification program and their 5S training implementation helped the company become more efficient in turning raw materials into a finished product. As a result they achieved • 30% growth in 4 months, • Six-fold productivity increase, • Cut their build time from eight hours to two.
To learn more about HindlePower, Inc., their products and company history, please visit www.hindlepowerinc.com.
MRC helps drive regional economic development through services that help manufacturers compete and grow through technology acceleration and innovation, operational excellence, green and sustainability, revenue growth, strategic finance, and succession planning. MRC is an affiliate of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) and one of seven Pennsylvania Industrial Resource Centers that serve manufacturers. MRC is also a member of the Lehigh Valley Partnership for Regional Economic Performance (PREP), a consortia of economic development service providers governed by the PA Department of Community & Economic Development (DCED). For more information about MRC and its services, please visit: http://www.mrcpa.org . For additional information, please contact Pat Felise at 610-758-6069, or email@example.com.