Lean Enterprise High Performance Manufacturing Training Scheduled
Impact Dakota is in the process of recruiting for a new round of Lean Enterprise High Performance Manufacturing (LEHPM) training which starts on January 17, 2023. This training will be held in-person; specific location will be determined based on location of participants.
The Impact Dakota LEHPM training helps businesses achieve higher profitability by building internal capability and capacity to improve QUALITY, COST, and DELIVERY. This training is based on the Lean Enterprise Certification (LECP) body of knowledge and uses standards developed and judged by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) in partnership with Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME) and the Shingo Institute.
Congratulations to our clients!
Lyle Arnold (left), Impact Dakota Senior Business Advisor, congratulates the staff of
F/S Manufacturing upon completion of their Business Excellence Assessment Report Out Session.
Killdeer Mountain Manufacturing employees celebrate their completion of AS9100D QMS Internal Auditor Training. Presenting certificates were Impact Dakota representatives, Gordon Court, Business Development & Account Executive (back left), and Lyle Arnold, Senior Business Advisor (back right).
Is your business operating at peak performance? We're here to help.
Our FREE Business Excellence Optimization Assessment helps check when your "engine", aka business, needs to be tuned; and diagnose the any issues and opportunities against the Straight6 cylinders: Strategy, Structure, People Practices, Lateral Processes, Methods & Tools, and Metrics & Rewards.
Please contact Gordon if you have any questions, or if you would like to take action on the Business Excellence Optimization offering.
PEOPLE + PROCESSES in alignment with Organizational Strategy = RESULTS
Marvin Manufacturing Facilities in Fargo Recognized for Excellence in Health and Safety
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recognizes Marvin facilities with safety certification awarded to just 0.1% of companies in the United States.
WARROAD, Minn. (Nov. 16, 2022) – Marvin, a premium manufacturer of windows and doors, earned OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Star certification for its West Fargo North manufacturing facility in North Dakota, illustrating Marvin’s commitment to ensuring a safe working environment for its employees.
OSHA’s VPP Star certification recognizes organizations that maintain injury and illness rates below the Bureau of Labor Statistic’s national averages for their respective industries through effective safety and health management systems. Just 0.1% of companies across the United States have earned this credential. And now, four of Marvin’s facilities have received this certification.
"Marvin is committed to helping people live better. For our employees, that commitment comes to life through the focus on safety we have made for our manufacturing facilities, our investments in training and safety protocols and through the partners we choose to work with,” said Chris Barta, senior director of operations at Marvin. “We’re proud to have achieved this milestone at another Marvin facility in North Dakota – it’s just one example of the ways we continue to invest in our people."
The West Fargo North manufacturing facility joins Marvin’s three existing VPP Star-certified locations in the area, Fargo, West Fargo South and Marvin Composites (formerly known as Tecton) – to make up four of the 11 total VPP Star-certified facilities in North Dakota. To earn VPP certification, employers must work cooperatively with OSHA and employees to prevent injuries through rigorous systems, testing and evaluations.
“Through our priority to keep our workforce safe, we are also committed to continue our role as a responsible corporate partner and employer in the Fargo community,” said Barta.
STEM Appreciation Day – Celebrate With Four STEM-Inspired Toys and Activities
November 8 was STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) Appreciation Day – subjects that we believe should be emphasized year round. This spotlight on STEM education has reignited an interest in technology-based toys. While there were always chemistry and Erector sets, in my day the most common way kids imagined a technological future was with Transformers and Star Wars’ figures. Now, there are thousands of computer programming, 3D printing and other child-appropriate kits available to make learning about STEM fun, something that will be essential if we are to excite the next generation about a future in STEM-heavy careers such as manufacturing. Here are a few ideas for encouraging interest in STEM for the children on your holiday gift list.
Supply Chain Scouting System
Impact Dakota is partnering with NIST Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NIST MEP) and our nationwide network of 50 other MEP Centers across the U.S. and Puerto Rico to help solve supply chain gaps encountered by manufacturers, government entities, and critical service providers.
DO YOU HAVE A GAP? ARE YOU ABLE TO FILL A GAP?
— Open Opportunities —
- Pantiless Liner Fabrics
- Razor Knife with Hook Blade
- Inconel Pipe/Tubing
- D5 Bell
- Plastic Handel for Bell
- Semiconductor Furnaces
- Inductively Coupled Plasma Reactive Ion Etcher
- Wafer Bonder and Lithography Aligner System
- Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscope
- X-Ray Diffractometer
- Focused Ion Beam Scanning Electron Microscope (FIB/SEM) System
High Resolution 110 keV Electron Beam Lithography Systems
- High Resolution Laser Mask Writer
- Reactive Ion Etcher for Silicon and Silicon-Based Dielectrics
- ICP Cryo RIE for Silicon and Dielectric Materials
- Electrical Static Chuck Based Single Wafer Deep Silicon Etcher
- ICP RIE for Etching Silicon with Hydrogen Bromide and Chlorine
- Mechanical Clamp Based Single Wafer Deep Silicon Etcher
- Automated Single Substrate Resist Develop and Chrome Etch System
- Paper Expandable File / Custom Printed Manilla Folders
- Future Acquisitions Planning
- Ink and Printing Materials
- IT Equipment
- Various Foreign Spare Parts
- Injection Molding for Plastic Housing
- Custom PCB Manufacture and Assembly
- Technical Fabric for Sports Model Shoes
- Grabner MINIVAP VP Vision Vapor Pressure Tester
- 336.4 kcmil ACSS
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