IndustryWeek has selected The Raymond Corporation's Greene, New York, manufacturing facility as a 2018 Best Plants winner due to Raymond's robust continuous improvement program that has increased overall efficiency.
Raymond began implementing the Toyota Production System (TPS) in 2006, which has helped standardize processes and improve production efficiency. Among the plant's highest achievements IndustryWeek recognized are its consistent delivery performance and continuous drive toward long-term excellence.
"Continuous improvement is one of our top objectives and being recognized by IndustryWeek for our improvements means we're succeeding in learning, growing and innovating," said Michael Field, CEO, The Raymond Corporation. "We're proud of the recognition from IndustryWeek for this accomplishment. With the help of processes already in place and the adoption of new processes, we plan to exceed our performance goals as we continue to grow with our customers' evolving needs."
The selection process for the annual competition included a detailed assessment of the plant's operations and an in-person evaluation from an IndustryWeek editor. The Best Plants program's goal is to encourage other manufacturing teams to adopt world-class practices, technologies and improvement strategies, as well as increase customer satisfaction and offer rewarding work environments for employees.
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About The Raymond Corporation
For more than 95 years, The Raymond Corporation has built a reputation on innovation, quality and service. Raymond® manual and electric forklifts — with the industry's first integrated intelligence — meet a variety of material handling needs and offer advanced end-to-end warehouse solutions that enable operations to run better and manage smarter. This philosophy helps ensure Raymond and its customers are always evolving, always running, always moving ahead — and always on. The portfolio of advanced offerings includes the iWAREHOUSE® fleet management and warehouse optimization system, featuring real-time location tracking; automated lift truck solutions for the warehouse of the future; and the Raymond Virtual Reality Simulator, a supplemental instructional tool that helps customers improve their operations and meet industry labor demands. Raymond also provides industry-leading customer support through a network of skilled technicians and its authorized North American and global Sales and Service Centers. Raymond's work in energy savings, space utilization, ergonomics, manufacturing quality and fleet optimization — combined with best-in-class products and services — work together to increase efficiency and lower costs throughout material handling operations.
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