ATW Adopts Lean Manufacturing Process

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  Nov 21, 2013 — Holds Kaizen event at facility in Rhode Island-

WARWICK, RI – ATW Companies, a leading provider of engineered metal manufacturing solutions, announces that it is implementing Lean as a strategic initiative in 2014 to enable the company to better absorb the significant growth they are experiencing in Metalform, a gun magazine manufacturing facility formerly of New Britain, CT. ATW has seen 40% growth in their business since the acquisition and is planning for additional future growth with the help of this lean manufacturing philosophy.

Kaizen is the Japanese philosophy and process that focuses on the incremental improvement of all company functions. It involves everyone in the company from the CEO to the assembly line employees. It was conceived at the Toyota Production System and has been adopted in the United States as a commitment to a lean manufacturing process and revolves around continuous improvement.

ATW is now able to vertically integrate into the rapidly growing firearms and defense industries since their acquisition of Metalform. Among their new products is the Metalform ProCarry line, an elite magazines serving many of the top firearm companies in the industry. The technologies that are evolving out of ATW’s metal manufacturing expertise and Metalform’s defense market presence have taken the combined companies to a new level of product offerings, market penetration, and growth. The newly formed team combines ATW’s experienced, responsive engineering and fabrication team with Metalform’s innovative gun magazines. The result is world class quality and delivery to the firearms industry.

About ATW Companies
Headquartered in Warwick, RI, ATW Companies is a provider of highly engineered metal solutions to the metal component marketplace, servicing customers worldwide. The company runs state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities located in California, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island and offers global sales and support. ATW provides a wide range of fabrication technologies to meet the exacting requirements of industries and diverse technologies for the most critical applications. The company’s motto is “Be the Best…Do it Right,” and they strive to live by this commitment to quality, reliability, innovation, and integrity by continuously adding value to their products and services.
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