SHELTON, Conn. – January 3, 2018 – Inline Plastics Corp. is proud to announce that its Shelton, Conn. manufacturing facility has been named a finalist in the 2017 IndustryWeek Best Plants award competition. The 19 finalists are selected from across North America, representing plants that demonstrate a commitment to manufacturing excellence. The winner will be announced in Spring 2018.

Finalists were determined by a panel of IndustryWeek editors and outside experts. The judging panel considers a variety of factors including:

  • A comprehensive effort to achieve world-class manufacturing capability
  • Strong quality systems and results
  • Extensive employee involvement and empowerment programs
  • A strong customer focus on satisfaction, product design, and reduced lead times
  • Flexible production systems capable of responding quickly to customer needs
  • Manufacturing improvements, such as shortened cycle times, improved productivity, and reduced inventories

The full list of nominees can be found here:

“18 months ago, we launched our Center for Operational Excellence here at Inline Plastics,” explained Jim Parker, Corporate Director, Operational Excellence. “This nomination validates the progress our Lean Six Sigma program is garnering in achieving manufacturing best practices and establishing a corporate culture of continuous improvement.”