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Cleveland, Ohio, USA, Monday, July 19, 2021 – Horizons Imaging Systems Group (ISG) announced that Willington Nameplate has achieved Certified Metalphoto Converter status since 2015 and continues to achieve it until the next audit in 2022. Certified Converter status means that Willington Nameplate has completed a process assessment, received recommendations and begun implementing new processes to improve product quality and …

(source: Gemba Walks by Jim Womack) The Covid vaccination process is a great example to consider for this. Think of the Lean Principles. Value in the customer’s eyes – The registration experience was lacking. It was not user friendly and did not consider the first wave of eligible users that were not used to online registration, they were used to …

Willington Nameplate has made the decision to close our facility on Thursday, December 17th due to the impending snow storm. This decision was made in the best interest of our employee’s safety. Our plan is to work additional hours today and on Friday to minimize any potential impact to our customers. Saturday will also be available if needed. We apologize …

WNP can help by offering a price option based on the specifications dictated by the blueprint. In the case when the specifications are truly impossible to meet due to an inherent design/language flaw our Estimators will offer a price option based on the spirit of the engineers’ intent. As stated in my previous post it takes many years of experience …

CULTURE There is a group of employees that kick around a soccer ball during the two breaks and one lunch time. First, I had a flashback of grade school and playing at recess. It’s amazing how youthful you feel when playing an organized or disorganized sport in our case. One employee was smoking a butt and kicking the ball far …

  I’ve been promoting and designing our company 6S program for 12 years. In that time our audit form has been re-invented numerous times in the true fashion of continuous improvement. Not only do we have company education on 6S with audit training, but we also have 6S blitzes where we put aside 30+ minutes once a month to work …

One of many challenges in the trenches of the Make-To-Order machining business is interpreting the originators’ requirements specified on their blueprint.  There are several variables that should be considered which includes when the blueprint was created, what industry it is meant to support and even the country from which it came from.  The converse side is that all machine shops …

Willington Nameplate is proud to be a member of the following professional organizations: CBIA-Connecticut Business & Industry. CBIA is the leading voice for business in the state, representing thousands of member companies, small and large, across a diverse range of industries. They fight to make Connecticut a top state for business, jobs, and economic growth: driving change, shaping legislative and …

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