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Raymond wins manufacturing leadership award

Fifth year in a row the company has been recognized


May 24, 2021
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The Raymond Corporation has been recognized with a Manufacturing Leadership Awards winner in the Operational Excellence Leadership Award category for its outstanding achievement at the plant located in Greene, New York.

This is the fifth year in a row the company has received a Manufacturing Leadership Award.

The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Manufacturing Leadership Council selected Raymond’s Greene facility as a winner for its ongoing culture of continuous improvement, which focuses on warehouse optimization and improved performance.

Since 2006, the Greene plant’s use of lean management and continuous improvement methodologies have helped standardize processes, visualize improvements and increase efficiency.

In addition to lean management techniques, this plant has implemented standardized work, weak point management, change point management, a total process reliability initiative and quality circle activities. These changes have helped this manufacturing site realize more than three times the production volume over the past 13 years.

“We are extremely honored that Raymond’s Greene plant has once again been named as a Manufacturing Leadership Award winner,” said Tony Topencik, senior director of operations and quality, The Raymond Corporation.

“As a team, continuing to focus our internal efforts on training and standardized work allows us to better serve our customers and provide them with end-to-end intralogistics solutions.”

Raymond was recognized at the Manufacturing Leadership Awards Gala, which took place as a virtual event May 19, 2021.

The Manufacturing Leadership Awards honor manufacturing companies and individual manufacturing leaders. Winning projects and individual manufacturing leaders have demonstrated achievement in one of a wide range of categories and are chosen by a panel of expert judges for results that have delivered clear and compelling value, return on investment, and other tangible outcomes.

There are several winners in each category, including one High Achievers Award in each project category, as well as a 2021 Manufacturer of the Year for both small and large enterprises.