Creating a lean culture often involves looking into your organization’s internal functions through your customers’ eyes. A lean culture will not only keep your customers happy and coming back for business, but it will also create sustainability, which is a recipe for success. Here are some reasons why creating a lean culture is essential for sustainability:

  • The Customer Is Everyone’s Business - It should not surprise you that creating a lean culture is all about making the customer everyone’s business. In fact, the customer is the very reason why your... Read More

Conventionally, ergonomics applies information about human abilities, behavior, and limitations to the design of tools, machines,  tasks, jobs, and environments for safe, productive, effective, and comfortable human use. There are certain factors that play a role in ergonomics, including posture and movement and environmental factors, such as temperature, humidity, lighting, and noise.

The goal of ergonomics is to provide maximum productivity with minimal cost; in this context cost is expressed as the phy... Read More

Factory optimization has become imperative in today’s highly competitive business environment. The pressure of the competition, increased ecological awareness of the consumers and governing organizations, as well as the escalating demands of clients for higher quality standards are driving more and more factory owners to adopt advanced technology solutions in order to optimize their manufacturing facilities. Factory optimization through technology allows you to stay ahead of the curve, ... Read More

Guelph, Ontario, Canada - Rick’s previous experience at Pentalift, advancing from Designer to Engineering Manager in 1993 - 1999, provided him with a solid background in Pentalift’s product lines.  The following fourteen years at Skyjack as Engineering Manager, Product Development Manager and Chief Engineer provided invaluable experience with advanced equipment design, manufacturing and quality processes.  He brings with him a strong background in molding manufacturing processes to suit equipment design requirements.  He plans to use these capabilities to enhance product quality and man... Read More

As a manufacturer, it is becoming increasingly difficult to surpass the sales barrier that requires you to prove your products are reliable and safe. When a company from the manufacturing industry has the ability to meet and even exceed the strict standards imposed by CSA, OSHA or ISO certifications, they are letting the client know that they produce good quality product without sacrificing safety. As they meet the stringent manufacturing quality standards, smaller or mid-sized companies are given a chance to play in the same league with much larger competitors.

edge of dock levellersThe ultimate role of edge of dock levelers is to make your business more efficient, which can only be achieved through reliable operation resulting in maximum return on investment. There are essentially two types of edge of dock levelers, hydraulic and mechanical, both of which are time and cost effective solutions. Here are a few details on how hydraulic and mechanical edge of dock levelers can h... Read More