Raymond awarded 2018 Best Plants Award

Facility recognized for its standardized processes and delivery performance

IndustryWeek has selected The Raymond Corporation’s Greene, New York, manufacturing facility as a 2018 Best Plants winner due to Raymond’s robust continuous improvement program that has increased overall efficiency.

Raymond began implementing the Toyota Production System (TPS) in 2006, which has helped standardize processes and improve production efficiency. Among the plant’s highest achievements IndustryWeek recognized are its consistent delivery performance and continuous drive toward long-term excellence.

“Continuous improvement is one of our top objectives and being recognized by IndustryWeek for our improvements means we’re succeeding in learning, growing and innovating,” said Michael Field, CEO, The Raymond Corporation. “We’re proud of the recognition from IndustryWeek for this accomplishment. With the help of processes already in place and the adoption of new processes, we plan to exceed our performance goals as we continue to grow with our customers’ evolving needs.”

The selection process for the annual competition included a detailed assessment of the plant’s operations and an in-person evaluation from an IndustryWeek editor. The Best Plants program’s goal is to encourage other manufacturing teams to adopt world-class practices, technologies and improvement strategies, as well as increase customer satisfaction and offer rewarding work environments for employees.