Continuing its growth, Tubelite Inc. has completed a 30,000-square-foot expansion at its facility in Walker, Mich. This location includes its corporate office, fabrication, warehouse and shipping operations. The addition will utilize standardized work and assembly line techniques to improve overall quality and productivity.
With a focus on continuous improvement, the expansion included a re-layout of the production area to increase efficiency of door and frame units produced in Walker. “During the expansion, we were able to facilitate a number of improvements to the flow of material and add capacity to support Tubelite’s future growth,” says Jason Meredith, Tubelite Walker operations manager.
He continues, describing one of the notable benefits, “A one-piece flow line for our stock and modified door leafs, allows us to enhance overall quality for our customers, while improving ergonomics and other safety items for our employees, and further supporting Tubelite’s ‘Dependable’ brand promise.”
Complementing the Walker facility expansion in 2016, which added an engineering test lab, a fabrication training area and larger space for extrusion racking, the current operating space now encompasses a total of 180,000 square feet. The facility in Reed City, Mich., continues to house its aluminum extrusion operation and its Dallas location provides additional fabrication, warehouse and shipping operations.
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