"Lean" Facility Will Feature Cellular Manufacturing Workplace Design
August 13, 2012 – Branford, CT; Precision Metal Products, Inc. has chosen Pat Munger Construction Company, Inc. to build a prototype facility where it can test the benefits of cellular manufacturing, a model for workplace design where the factory floor is arranged into semi-autonomous and multi-skilled teams who manufacture complete products or complex components. Cellular manufacturing follows Lean Manufacturing principles where one of the goals is to facilitate engagement and empowerment at all levels of the organization.
The prototype will be a 1900 sq. ft. masonry building including rubber roof and block walls. According to John Baloga, Precision Metal Products General Manager, "We selected Munger Construction because of their knowledge and professionalism displayed during our initial meetings. They are very easy to work with, have great communication skills, and provide timely responses to our questions."
If the prototype proves successful, the stage will be set for Precision Metal Products to expand its use of cellular manufacturing.
"It is our goal to enable smooth employee and product flow with minimal disruption during construction", said David DeMaio, Munger's president. "This project gives Munger the opportunity to leverage its diverse construction competencies along with strong field management and scheduling skills."
About Precision Metal Products, Inc.
Founded in 1977, Precision Metal Products is an ISO certified, privately held and veteran owned Milford, CT manufacturer of high quality, precision machining components. The company serves medical, microelectronics, defense, commercial and other markets. Core competencies include engineering, rapid proto-typing and production machining. www.pmpinc.biz
About Pat Munger Construction Company, Inc.
Since 1968, Munger has delivered a great experience for industrial and commercial customers in Connecticut. Customers benefit from cost effective, aesthetically pleasing, energy efficient, and environmentally sound buildings that facilitate a relationship among people, technology and space. As turnkey general contractor we work in cooperation with architects, designers and end users in order to integrate the optimal technology from leading suppliers into well-designed new buildings, additions, repairs and remodeling. Our value engineered solutions apply the best mix of pre-engineered steel, structural steel, wood and masonry with sustainable construction and “green” building practices. Munger professionals embrace and maintain LEED AP credentials and other important certifications and proficiencies. Client operations remain in full swing with minimal disruption from site planning and construction through certificate of occupancy. Proven by an array of successful projects, repeat customers, skilled and loyal people, Munger works to build lifetime relationships earned each day on each project.