Voices: Plant Profile

Plant Profiles is a monthly series of introductions to plants with interesting technical, organizational, or business characteristics. They are selected by Stanton McGroarty and the Plant Services staff to be thought provoking reading for factory leaders.


Building for the future: Tooling, training and service under one roof

In this Plant Profile, a German manufacturer stakes a claim in Michigan to optimize service to North American customers.

Global manufacturer of tube and bar processing machinery Rattunde held an official ribbon-cutting ceremony this past summer to celebrate the July 25 opening its new manufacturing facility in Caledonia, MI.

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Plastics manufacturer celebrates 50 years of safety and innovation

In this Plant Profile, a Wisconsin plastics manufacturer keeps expanding its footprint and influence.


Improving your global production and logistics footprint

In this Plant Profile, a sensor manufacturer increases global footprint in Kentucky.


High-precision manufacturing

In this Plant Profile, a California turboexpander manufacturer doubles in size.


Lean manufacturing leads to production gains

In this Plant Profile, a custom computer appliance maker increases jobs and profitability in Illinois.


Lean manufacturing at D’Addario string plant

In this Plant Profile, inventory reduction leads to profitability and growth.


Diesel building and workforce growing

In this Plant Profile, a South Carolina plant counts on community and education to help it grow.


Analyze, refine and rebuild to keep your plant competitive

In this Plant Profile, MRPC proves that it is not just another rust belt molding shop.


Beyond zero landfill

In this Plant Profile, an auto assembler rolls up sleeves for sustainable stewardship.


Keeping an eye on operations and safety sends one manufacturer to the top

In this Plant Profile, a Texas manufacturer leverages safety and manufacturing synergy.


Lean operations benefit safety and profitability

In this Plant Profile, an aluminum extruder grows with new markets.


Safety equipment manufacturer makes safety a priority

In this Plant Profile, Federal Signal meets a worldwide need from Illinois.


Toyota brings kaizen principles to its Indiana plant

In this Plant Profile, the Toyota Industrial Equipment Manufacturing plant combines Midwest workers with Asian processes.


Cutting equipment builder grows by 50% by going green

In this Plant Profile, Hypertherm puts safety and sustainability first in factory design.


How world class manufacturing made one plant safer, greener and more profitable

In this Plant Profile, Chrysler's Belvidere auto plant demonstrates world class manufacturing.


Reinventing steel production leads one mill to sustained growth

In this Plant Profile, Nucor's steel mill runs safer, cleaner, greener.


Mounted roller bearings to the world

In this Plant Profile, Baldor's North Carolina plant uses lean principles as a path to growth.


From RCA to RCM

In this Plant Profile, the Des Moines Metropolitan Wastewater Reclamation Authority relies on best practices for asset management.