Charles Machine Works - Meridian Technology Center
THEN: Partnering with Meridian for more than 30 years for safety training, computer skills training, employee development and service on advisory councils for welding and machining programs, CMW – Ditch Witch – needed key personnel project management training for two product lines. The plantwide continuous improvement initiative included training on
- Lean manufacturing
- Programmable Logic Controller training
- Department of Transportation regulations awareness training
- Conversational Spanish
NOW: Committed to providing American-made products, CMW employs more than 1,300 people in Perry, Okla. Financial impacts from the lean initiative are still being measured, but significant improvements in staff efficiency, inventory reduction and plant layout have already been realized.