Wausau Equipment Company, Inc. of New Berlin, WI has completed a significant upgrade project at its New Berlin fabrication and assembly plant. The “old” plant floor was virtually gutted and dramatically re-configured to accomodate a new powder coating line and to improve production flow. Large fabricating equipment has been consolidated and relocated at one end of the plant. An overhead monorail material handling system has been installed to provide for more efficient material flow. In order to achieve greater productivity and worker safety, work stations have been re-organized into multiple, color coded lean flow lines. Point of use inventory racks have been installed at each work station. A dedicated service parts warehouse has been installed in a newly acquired 46,900 square foot building adjacent to the existing fabrication plant. The new building also houses an assembly line for our SnoGo brand loader mounted snow blower products.
These physical plant enhancements are part of a larger initiative to re-invigorate the Wausau organization and brands. New processes for many enterprise activities from order entry to inventory management have been implemented. A parts and service team has been created to better our manage customer care delivery. We have instituted formal “voice of the customer” programs to measure our percieved performance to help us focus on achieving our goal of being best in class in quality, delivery and customer satisfaction.
Wausau Equipment Company, Inc. is owned by Alamo Group Inc. Founded in 1969, Alamo Group Inc. (NYSE: ALG) is a leader in the design, manufacture, distribution and service of high quality equipment for infrastructure maintenance, agriculture and other applications. Products include truck and tractor mounted mowing and other vegetation maintenance equipment, street sweepers, snow removal equipment, excavators, vacuum trucks, other industrial equipment, agricultural implements and related after-market parts and services. Alamo Group Inc. is headquartered in Seguin, Texas. Member companies are throughout Africa, Australia, Europe, North America, and South America.