Boston Centerless receives Northeast Shingo Prize

RP news wires, Noria Corporation
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Boston Centerless was presented with the Northeast Shingo Prize for Excellence in Manufacturing at a recent awards ceremony at the second annual Northeast Shingo Conference in Boston. The company was presented with a Silver Prize. Referred to as the “Nobel Prize of Manufacturing” by Business Week, the Shingo Prize is a premier manufacturing award and recognition program in North America. Boston Centerless is the first metalworking contract manufacturer to win the Shingo Prize.

The award recognizes companies that have demonstrated superior results from the implementation of lean manufacturing principles and world-class manufacturing techniques. Over 10 years ago, Boston Centerless embarked on a Continuous Improvement program in order to promote lean manufacturing concepts and eliminate waste throughout the organization. Teams are created to address specific objectives such as pull systems, 5-S and process simplification.

“By adopting world-class manufacturing practices, and specifically focusing on lean principles, we have remained a global leader in the metal working industry,” said company president Michael Tamasi. “These efforts led us to healthy, positive growth in both sales and employment over the past several years. The Shingo Prize highlights the commitment and passion of our employees to continually improve our organization and serve our customers.”

Located in Woburn, Mass., Boston Centerless is a leading supplier of AccuRod precision-ground bar stock, such as stainless steel and special alloys. The exceptional control and consistency in tolerance, roundness and straightness of AccuRod material increases productivity by enhancing machinability, thus decreasing cycle times and extending tool life. The company also provides grinding services and manufactures ultra-precise gages. Industries served include medical, aerospace, automotive and defense with customers located worldwide.

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