Articles about two different companies at opposite ends of the fabricating spectrum adding 30 jobs each came to my attention this morning. One company's plan involves a big investment by the once bankrupt, bailed-out corporation, and the other, collaboration with a state-run program and local technical college. (more...)
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By: Tim Heston
If Dave Westphal doesn’t qualify as a lean manufacturing champion, I don’t know who would. The executive is director of global lean manufacturing for Nexteer Automotive, a $2 billion automotive supplier specializing in steering and front-axle components. Last year The FABRICATOR covered his lean accomplishments, including his use of video to streamline worker movements. It turns out worker ergonomics leads to greater efficiency and greater overall throughput. It’s a progressive place, one that shows how competitive manufacturing in the U.S. can be.
Oh yeah, did I mention that Nexteer is now a Chinese-owned company?