Putting the 5S philosophy to work

Putting the 5S philosophy to work

BY JULIE A. PALM Lean manufacturing techniques and a clean, well-organized facility can reduce waste, improve efficiencies and boost profits A decades-old lean manufacturing technique that helps reduce waste, increase productivity and product quality, improve worker safety, and create a climate of continuous improvement could give you a significant advantage over your competitors today. We’re talking […]

Tempur Sealy raises guidance at close of 2nd quarter

Tempur Sealy raises guidance at close of 2nd quarter

Manufacturing major Tempur Sealy International Inc. reported net sales of $659.3 million in the second quarter, an 18% decrease compared with the second fiscal quarter of 2016. On a constant-currency basis, the Lexington, Kentucky-based company’s total net sales decreased 17.2%. Gross margin was 40.7%, compared with 41.9% in the prior-year quarter. Net income under U.S. […]

Wright Global Graphics opens new plant in China

Wright Global Graphics opens new plant in China

Printing and marketing solutions provider Wright Global Graphics, headquartered in Thomasville, North Carolina, has expanded its manufacturing operations in China. The company’s new 32,000-square-foot factory in Guangdong province is 52% larger than its previous facility there, the company said in a news release. The plant remains in the city of Foshan in the Shunde district, […]

Lenzing adds Tencel plant in Alabama

Viscose fiber supplier Lenzing Group, with headquarters in Lenzing, Austria, is investing $300 million in a new Tencel plant in Mobile, Alabama. The plant, paired with other manufacturing advances companywide, is expected to increase Lenzing’s Tencel fiber capacity by more than 50% by 2019. The company already operates a production facility in Axis, Alabama, near […]

C3 Corp. Expands Plant, Adds Six Additional Employees

C3 Corp. Expands Plant, Adds Six Additional Employees

C3 Corp., a machinery and engineering services supplier based in Appleton, Wisconsin, hired six additional employees in the first quarter this year. The additions were necessary because of an 18,000-square-foot expansion to the company’s plant, C3 said in a news release. Accompanying the expansion in manufacturing space were overhead cranes, four additional assembly bays for production, […]

How to Prepare for the Upcoming Manufacturing Renaissance

How to Prepare for the Upcoming Manufacturing Renaissance

Follow these tips to attract and retain your next-generation labor force BY BARBARA T. NELLES In these post-recessionary times, with many hoping to see a U.S. manufacturing rebirth, the moment is right to retool recruitment and retention practices for your factory floor. How do you attract mechanically inclined millennials to your machine maintenance crew? What is […]

Reverie’s Innovation Center Furthers Domestic Manufacturing Efforts

Reverie’s Innovation Center Furthers Domestic Manufacturing Efforts

Reverie, a supplier of adjustable beds, mattresses and pillows with headquarters in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, will open a facility in Buffalo, New York, on May 1 called the Innovation Center. The Innovation Center will employ 35 new staff members and serve as an important base for efforts to increase on-shore manufacturing of adjustable bases, the […]

Colgate Mattress Atlanta COO Dennis Wolkin Awarded 2016 Faces of Manufacturing

Colgate Mattress Atlanta COO Dennis Wolkin Awarded 2016 Faces of Manufacturing

Dennis Wolkin, chief operating officer of Atlanta-based Colgate Mattress Atlanta Corp., received the 2016 Faces of Manufacturing Award, an initiative of the Georgia Manufacturing Extension Partnership at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Dennis Wolkin was selected from hundreds of nominees across the state for his contributions to the manufacturing sector and its impact on Georgia’s […]

Wright Global Graphics Promotes Garry Jones to VP of Manufacturing

Wright Global Graphics Promotes Garry Jones to VP of Manufacturing

Printing and marketing solutions provider Wright Global Graphics, based in Thomasville, North Carolina, has named Garry Jones vice president of manufacturing. Jones succeeds Doug Floyd, who has retired after 42 years with the company. Previously, Jones was vice president of showroom solutions. In his new position, he oversees all production at the company’s four domestic […]

Polyurethanes Technical Conference to be Held in Baltimore This Month

Polyurethanes Technical Conference to be Held in Baltimore This Month

The Center for the Polyurethanes Industry of the American Chemistry Council is hosting the 59th annual Polyurethanes Technical Conference at the Hilton Baltimore Sept. 26-28. Attendees will experience an expanded slate of technical sessions featuring the latest polyurethane innovations presented by industry experts. New educational sessions will address opportunities within automotive manufacturing, construction, coatings, adhesives, […]