Batesville, Manchester and Vicksburg Plants Recognized as Premier Facilities by the Association for Manufacturing Excellence and IndustryWeek
BATESVILLE, Ind., Sept. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Batesville Casket Company, the funeral service operating unit of Hillenbrand Industries (HB), announced that its two metal manufacturing facilities and its lumber processing plant have been selected as winners in two prestigious manufacturing competitions. The rough lumber processing facility in Vicksburg, Mississippi, was named a finalist in the Best Plant competition conducted by IndustryWeek magazine. Batesville's Manchester, Tennessee, manufacturing plant and its hometown manufacturing facility in Batesville, Indiana, were named two of eight regional winners in the Manufacturing Excellence Award competition by the Association for Manufacturing Excellence.
"We are very gratified that the achievements of the Batesville, Manchester and Vicksburg teams have been recognized, especially given the caliber of the other facilities in the competition," Ken Camp, president and CEO of Batesville Casket Company, said. "But this recognition is only the by- product. The real mission of every Batesville operation has always been to take extraordinary care of our customers, be better today than we were yesterday, and to be a place where the best and brightest seek to spend a career."
"This award serves as recognition of the dedicated work ethic of our
associates, our strong commitment to total customer satisfaction, and a
never- ending quest for continuous improvement of our processes through
lean manufacturing techniques," said Doug Kunkel, vice president of global
supply chain management. "These awards provide evidence that our company is
taking the necessary steps to deliver superior value to our customers and
is realizing our goal of remaining the preferred supplier of high quality
caskets to funeral homes throughout North
|SOURCE Batesville Casket Company|
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