Related Glossary Terms
- lean manufacturing
Companywide culture of continuous improvement, waste reduction and minimal inventory as practiced by individuals in every aspect of the business.
Dorner Mfg. Corp.’s newly completed 25,000-square-foot facility, which became fully operational last month, reportedly positions the company to become even more responsive to customers, while meeting future production goals and anticipated growth in the low-profile conveyor market.
The expansion provides Dorner with additional space needed to manufacture its industrial and sanitary conveyor platforms, along with the room to design larger conveyor systems and customized engineered solutions. The added space will house machining equipment used in the manufacturing of frames, stands and other conveyor components. Additionally, new product development has been relocated to the new space as well.
The first major building expansion since Dorner relocated to its present site in 2001, the expansion was necessitated by years of sustained growth of its low profile belt conveyor systems and support services, Dorner reported in a news release issued Jan. 11. In the past 2 years, the company said it has added about 65 new employees and a second shift to keep pace with the increase in sales.
Dorner designs and builds its conveyor systems using lean manufacturing principles, meaning all conveyors are custom built at time of order to exact customer specifications.