Topper Industrial

Topper Industrial Advocates Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma Must Be Part of Fork Truck Free Conversation


Sturtevant, WI -- (SBWIRE) -- 09/08/2016 -- Fork Truck Free initiatives are often initiated by safety, often ergonomics experts. Topper Industrial welcomed Chris Mosby as the company's lean manager. Mosby has been a Lean/Six Sigma trainer for more than twenty years in multi-faceted, fast-paced manufacturing environments. Mosby's experience includes management assignments in quality, production, logistics, healthcare, and maintenance/engineering.

Mosby explained his enthusiasm as a new Topper Industrial employee, "I can't even put into words their support and influence with this journey. The leadership truly treat their employees the way they would like to be treated. They believe that people for the most part want to do a good day's work for a fair wage. They empower their employee to strive to be better and it show in the products that come out of here."

Lean manufacturing initiatives cannot prevail unless the company leadership is fully committed. It is often uncomfortable, awkward, challenging, and frustrating. That said, once lean continuous process improvement becomes a habit, a lifestyle, there is no turning back.

Mosby noted that the first thing we did was assemble a Lean Steering Committee to develop goals and targets for the shop (safety, quality, delivery, and cost). They developed a training plan for the entire shop. The entire leadership team went through a week of basic lean training. Within the first couple of weeks we began a one-day introduction lean training for all employees.

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Topper will exhibit at the National Ergonomics Conference and ErgoExpo at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas from November 15-18, 2016. Topper Industrial will exhibit at booth 500.

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About Topper Industrial
For more than twenty years, Topper Industrial, ( based just outside of Milwaukee, WI, has been a leader in the material handling equipment industry. The company's product roster features industrial carts, conveyors, lifts, lifts & tilts, shipping racks, containers, casters, and cart components. From mother-daughter carts to quad steer carts to tilt carts and rotate carts, Topper's material handling solutions make delivering material line side more effective through more efficient practices. Topper Industrial has a team of experienced professional experts able to assess and provide the right product for all material handling equipment requirements.

Topper Industrial is a proud member of MHI. The Topper Industrial client roster includes Anderson Windows, Detroit Diesel, Honda, Kia Motors, Ford, Chrysler, Aramark, Johnson Controls, Whirlpool, and Caterpillar. Follow on Twitter @TopperInd. Call 800-529-0909.