Manufacturing: Anlin Window Systems

Manufacturing: Anlin Window Systems

Today’s ePathway Academy visit was to Anlin Window Systems. President John Maloney and VP of Operations Chris Gillette hosted us. The visit included a tour of the manufacturing operation and a discussion of growth strategy. Students were treated to a very effective display of kaizen in continuous quality improvement, several scrum implementations borrowed from agileRead more about Manufacturing: Anlin Window Systems[…]

Manufacturing: MEC Aerial Work Platforms

Manufacturing: MEC Aerial Work Platforms

The third visit in manufacturing week was to MEC Aerial Work Platforms. MEC makes equipment for getting people high up in the air for construction work. Our visit was quarterbacked by Jack Harwood, Vice President of After-Sales and Support. Students got to hear from all parts of the company, including engineering, finance, operations, human resources,Read more about Manufacturing: MEC Aerial Work Platforms[…]

Manufacturing: Betts Company

Manufacturing: Betts Company

ePathway Academy continued manufacturing week with a visit to Betts Company. The President and COO Bill Betts led the tour. There are three divisions of the 150-year-old family-run company: Betts Spring Manufacturing, Betts Truck Parts and Service, and BettsHD. Betts Spring Manufacturing makes springs for transportation. BettsHD makes heavy-duty tractor and trailer applications, including mud flap hangers. AllRead more about Manufacturing: Betts Company[…]

Manufacturing: Jain Irrigation

Manufacturing: Jain Irrigation

Manufacturing week kicked off with a visit to Jain Irrigation. Rangel Melendez, Director of Quality and Safety, hosted us. Students toured the factory floor and learned about this international company. Jain’s unique company mission (“Leave this world better than you found it,”) was the centerpiece of the operation. Managers from around the company shared their career paths.Read more about Manufacturing: Jain Irrigation[…]

2017 Visit: MEC Aerial Work Platforms

2017 Visit: MEC Aerial Work Platforms

On July 21, ePathway Academy students visited MEC Aerial Work Platforms. After a factory tour with Vice President Jack Harwood, students were able to drive a few aerial work platforms and experience the products in action! Students then sat down for lunch with Jack, Gary (the head of engineering), and Dan (the head of purchasingRead more about 2017 Visit: MEC Aerial Work Platforms[…]

2017 Visit: Anlin Window Systems

2017 Visit: Anlin Window Systems

On July 20, ePathway Academy students visited Anlin Window Systems. After a wonderful tour of the factory floor by Chris Gilette, Executive VP of Operations, students sat down for lunch with John Maloney, President and CEO of the company. Students learned about how to carefully target customer segments, what drives consumer behavior, forecasting sales basedRead more about 2017 Visit: Anlin Window Systems[…]

2017 Visit: Betts Spring

2017 Visit: Betts Spring

On July 19, ePathway Academy students visited Bett’s Spring. We were hosted by the company’s CEO, Mike Betts, and the company’s President, Bill Betts. Students learned about high-level implementation of Lean production processes, how a family business grows, changes, and overcomes adversity, how company culture drives business success and becomes a management template, and muchRead more about 2017 Visit: Betts Spring[…]

2017 Visit: Jain Irrigation

2017 Visit: Jain Irrigation

On July 18, ePathway Academy students visited Jain Irrigation. As Rangel Melendez took students on a tour of the manufacturing facility, they were able to see continuous flow production processes, complex mechanical processes, and highly engineered irrigation technology. During a sit-down meeting with many of the site’s senior leaders, students learned about the history and growthRead more about 2017 Visit: Jain Irrigation[…]