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August 17th, 2015

Goodyear Tire & Rubber – 2014 Honorable Mention

Goodyear Tire & Rubber’s Beaumont, TX plant took an honorable mention in the 2014 Find It – Fix It Challenge with its Molly Brown Valves improvement. Check it out!

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To improve this task, the company mounted air actuators to the valves and a control panel in front of the pumps. This allowed the worker to operate the valves while standing in an upright posture. This ‘fix’ reduced its BEST score from 28.0 to 2.0.

View the 2014 winners (tied between) Southwire and The Timken Company.