Raymond scores manufacturing award from Toyota

by MM&D staff

GREENE, NY: The Raymond Corporation has won the President’s Manufacturing Excellence Award from Toyota Industries Corporation, which recognizes Raymond’s Muscatine, Iowa facility’s exemplary use of the Toyota production system principles on several production lines.

“Based on the Toyota production system philosophies and principals, Toyota executives evaluated several locations in November 2010 to help determine who should receive this prestigious manufacturing award,” said James Malvaso, president and CEO of Toyota Materials Handling North America. “As a result, Raymond’s Muscatine facility exceeded expectations in all areas of manufacturing and production through the use of the Toyota Production System tools and processes. We congratulate the facility and all its employees.”

The award ceremony was held Monday, May 9 at the Muscatine facility. Toyota gave a cash prize the Muscatine facility used to host an employee luncheon.