Providence Business News awarded Parmatech-Proform the “Best Lean Management” Award for its outstanding leadership in implementing Lean systems. The team accepted the award from Governor Gina Raimondo and sponsor Polaris MEP on March 17, 2016. PBN displayed a promotional video about Proform to an audience of over 200 business leaders, showing the visual management systems, the kanbans and 5S work, and most of all the team spirit that is remarkable at Parmatech-Proform.
Anthony Girard, the Proform plant manager, requested that his team accept the award together in the evening ceremony, and threw a luncheon for all Proform employees the following day. Interviewed afterwards, Anthony said, “I’d like to say congratulations to the team for putting us in a position to apply for statewide manufacturing recognition. I offer an even bigger congratulation for winning the Lean Manufacturing Excellence award from Providence Business News. Although we are early in our journey towards “Excellence”, this award recognizes that our approach has us on the right path. Thank you each for leading key activities which helped establish forward momentum towards reaching our goals. It is important to maintain our momentum through hard work, but for now it is time to celebrate!”
Providence Business News editor and judge Mark S. Murphy has this to say:
“One of the true joys of Providence Business News’ recognition programs is the sense of discovery that comes every time we start the judging process. What strikes me every time I do that is just how much talent there is in Rhode Island that is not as well-known as it should be. I’m sure that some of those companies don’t mind, but collectively we all should. It’s easy to make snap generalizations about the Ocean State’s economy, ones that often are not accurate at all. Who knew just how trend-setting Parmatech-Proform was? It takes time to get to know the individual stories. And so, our programs give us that opportunity, one that I am so happy to have. [Rhode Island manufacturing] has reinvented itself and is more relevant than ever.”
Congratulations to the Proform team. Check out the video link on our You Tube channel, and schedule a tour to get involved in our Lean MIM community! If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at Parmatech Sales, and we’ll get back to you. Don’t forget to Like us on Facebook, or Follow us on Twitter!