From over 170 entries received from 33 companies, only one winner and honorable mention were selected!
The Winner Is…
The Timken Company’s Lincolnton, NC plant took top honors with its Close-In Die Removal entry. Prior to the fix, an operator had to squeeze into a tight space, rotate his hands in a very awkward position, and manually pull die out of a press. To improve the task, the company manufactured a close-in die removal tool. The task is so simple that it only takes five minutes to train employees on how to use the tool.
Moses Lake, WA
P-Com Powder Coat Blue Booth
Having received such amazing entries, we decided to recognize the top entries too!
Ashland – Ashland, OH – Dip Tube Holder
Buckhorn – Bluffton, IN – Z-Latch Assembly
Buckhorn – Springfield, MO – BT282207
Cardinal Health – Cuauhtémoc, Mexico – Mask Packing
Goodyear Tire & Rubber – Aurangabad, India – Liner Threading
Goodyear Tire & Rubber – Gadsden, AL – ISS Process Technician Task
Goodyear Tire & Rubber – Valencia, Venezuela – Extraccion de resorte
Greenlee Textron – Genoa, IL – 854 Bender
Greenlee Textron – Genoa, IL – Shoe Assembly
Kraft Food Group – New Ulm, MN – Cracker Flipper
Parker Hannifin – Modesto, CA – Bagger Change Over Tool
Procter & Gamble – St. Louis, MO – Line 1 Bottle Cap
Quad/Graphics – Saratoga Springs, NY – Install/Remove 387 Muller Pocket
Southwire – Hawesville, KY – Stretch Wrap
The Timken Company – Chennai, India – Close-In Press Setup Improvement
University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, MI – Custodial Waste Handling
Whirlpool – Clyde, OH – Pump Filter