Plymouth Tube Company Receives Manufacturing Excellence Award From AME

Plymouth Tube's West Monroe, LA mill received the Manufacturing Excellence Award from the Association of Manufacturing Excellence .
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Warrenville - Illinois - US

Dec. 7, 2010 - PRLog -- WEST MONROE, LA – Plymouth Tube Company’s West Monroe, Louisiana Tubing Mill is a proud recipient of a 2010 AME Manufacturing Excellence Award. One of six to receive the award, West Monroe demonstrated significant improvements over a three year period with a focus on best practices, creativity and innovation.

West Monroe began their lean journey in 2000 with 5S implementation and has shown great improvements in safety, quality, cost and delivery. The mill holds kaizen events and practices Topgrading, 80/20 and Lean Strategies.  Employees have the ability to think, be creative and are engaged in daily improvements that help improve performances.

“The success of our journey thus far has is a result of our associates’ engagement in our war on waste,” says Sam White, General Manager. “The two biggest factors have been an associate-owned improvement implementation program and structured problem solving used to determine root cause, effectively eliminating problems.”

Plymouth Tube is committed to continuous growth of Manufacturing Excellence across their mills. Plymouth Tube was the first manufacturer to provide stainless steel tubing for feedwater and heat transfer applications, which became West Monroe’s specialty product when it opened in 1975.  West Monroe also offers both seamless and welded Stainless Steel tubing, specializing in close tolerance welded and seamless tubing related to high and low pressure applications. The West Monroe Mill manufacturers XtraLowStress® Stainless Steel Feedwater Heater Tubing, which offers the lowest possible residual stress for feedwater heaters in the Power Generation market.

About Plymouth Tube Co.
Since 1924, Plymouth Tube Co. has served the steel tubing industry with continued manufacturing excellence practices and technical expertise that promotes industrial partnerships with many of their customers. Currently headquartered in suburban Chicago with 11 manufacturing mills across the U.S., Plymouth is a global supplier of specialty carbon, alloy, nickel alloy, and stainless steel tubing for mechanical, pressure, boiler, and hydraulic applications. Steel, nickel and titanium extruded and cold drawn shapes are produced by Plymouth Engineered Shapes.  Plymouth is positioned for continued global growth by supplying the aerospace, transportation, energy, and industrial markets. Plymouth Tube Co. proudly manufactures XtraLowStress® Feedwater Heater and SEA-CURE® Condenser Tubing for the Power Generation industry.

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Plymouth offers Carbon & Alloy and Stainless Steel Tubing, Steel and Titanium Cold Draw and Near Net Extrusions, and a variety of value added steel finishing processes. We also works with customers as a resource to help with problems or challenges.
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