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Thomas & Betts Named to Top 10

Thursday, October 13, 2005
 
IndustryWeek magazine has named Thomas & Betts Corp., Athens, TN, one of its 10 Best Plants in North America. The firm manufactures electrical-outlet and conduit boxes, metal framing accessories and plastic wiring duct at its 324,000-sq.-ft. plant. Since November 2002 it has completed 37 week-long Kaizen events. Through those and other initiatives it has decreased finished-goods inventory by 32 percent, raw-material and work-in-process inventory by 74 percent and customer complaints by 50 percent. The value of production per person has risen 38 percent. Learn more at www.tnb.com.

Beckwood Expands Hydraulic-Press Plant

Wednesday, October 12, 2005
 
Beckwood Press Co., St. Louis, MO, has expanded its manufacturing plant to accommodate its growth in the hydraulic-press industry. The expansion features a 40-ft. ceiling and 50-ton bridge crane to handle larger presses. It also includes a runoff and demonstration area. Learn more at www.beckwoodpress.com.

Thomas & Betts Named to Top 10

Wednesday, October 12, 2005
 
IndustryWeek magazine has named Thomas & Betts Corp., Athens, TN, one of its 10 Best Plants in North America. The firm manufactures electrical-outlet and conduit boxes, metal framing accessories and plastic wiring duct at its 324,000-sq.-ft. plant. Since November 2002 it has completed 37 week-long Kaizen events. Through those and other initiatives it has decreased finished-goods inventory by 32 percent, raw-material and work-in-process inventory by 74 percent and customer complaints by 50 percent. The value of production per person has risen 38 percent. Learn more at www.tnb.com.

 

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