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WireCrafters 2017 Year In Review

WireCrafters 2017 Year In Review

Last year was a great one. We’re excited about many things to come this year, but we couldn’t say goodbye to such a full year without some reflection and celebration.

We thought a lot about our core values last year and 3 words rose to the top of our minds. At WireCrafters, we ARE many things and DO many things. Anyone can look through our case studies and product line to see the many ways people use us for different industries. We’re always looking for new and creative opportunities for our products to meet your needs. …




WireCrafters Receives MHEDA MVS Award for 3rd Straight Year

WireCrafters Receives MHEDA MVS Award for 3rd Straight Year

WireCrafters has earned the prestigious MVS (Most Valuable Supplier) Award for 2018. The MVS Award is granted by the industry’s trade association, MHEDA (Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association). This is the third consecutive year that WireCrafters has earned the Award. The MVS Award recognizes companies who have demonstrated an exemplary commitment to their dealer network, their employees and their community.

To qualify for the MVS Award, WireCrafters was required to meet a series of criteria in a number of areas important to the distributor companies who do business with them. In addition to confirming an …




An Inside Look Into WireCrafters Culture

An Inside Look Into WireCrafters Culture

Employee engagement is a huge topic these days and is the foundation for building great company culture. They go hand-in-hand. When your employees are engaged at work, culture is consistent and becomes better over time. On the other hand, if your employees are not engaged at work, they will hop from job to job until they find what they’re looking for.

Here at WireCrafters, we pride ourselves on having pretty outstanding engagement levels and culture. We take the motto “work hard, play hard” to heart, but it’s our coworkers who make every day …




Visualizing Success with Lean

Visualizing Success with Lean

Part 2 in a 3 part series documenting the WireCrafters Lean Journey & how it has transformed our business.

Last week we introduced 3 of the key elements of Lean manufacturing (Kanban, Kaizen & JIT), and this week we wanted to highlight 4 Lean principles and how we apply them in our facility.

Nine years ago, Richard Horn came to WireCrafters from Akebono Brake, which is an independent comprehensive brake manufacturer based out of Tokyo, Japan. Rich was brought in to streamline our processes and to increase warehouse efficiencies. One of his biggest contributions has been implementing Lean Manufacturing Principles …




3 Things You Need To Know About Lean Manufacturing

3 Things You Need To Know About Lean Manufacturing

Part 1 in a 3 part series documenting the WireCrafters Lean Journey & how it has transformed our business.

Lean manufacturing is the continuous improvement on increasing workplace functionality and decreasing waste, including physical waste or otherwise, such as time and resources. What is now known as Lean began with Henry Ford’s flow production when he streamlined manufacturing the Model T in 1913.

Unfortunately, the Model T was not customizable, so Kiichiro Toyoda, Taiichi Ohno, and others at Toyota evaluated Ford’s assembly line in the1930s. They realized that a series of straightforward changes would enhance the flow …




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