PWI, a maker of overhead cranes, mezzanines and other industrial equipment that serves the RV manufacturing industry, held a ribbon cutting last Friday for its new 74,000-square-foot building expansion.
“Too many times customers have faced uncertain and changing lead times,” said Ryan Miller, president and CEO. “This results in extra costs and missing deadlines on important projects.”
Employees, project contractors and local media attended the event. PWI said it will move into the new plant and start production later this month.
PWI will start by moving their shipping/receiving and after-paint assembly/electrical into the new plant. In 2021, the company said it plans to start moving some of its light fabrication into the new plant, as well as the setup of a new powder-coating line, which will improve efficiencies in its processes. All of this will give PWI further control over their lead time.
Miller said, “When customers place their next order, they will be in the driver’s seat and uncertain lead times will be in the rear-view mirror. Our mantra going forward is, ‘We deliver on time. Every time. Period.’”
When asked about the vision for PWI, Miller said, “When a workspace maximizes production, businesses are more profitable, employees get paid more, and morale is high.”
Miller said he has confidence that this new investment will greatly improve the predictability of project lead times, and adds, “Customers will no longer be asking on a weekly basis when their project will be complete. They’ll know our lead time at the beginning of the project and should expect an on-time delivery.”
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