Windows and Doors

Lux Windows, Calgary, AB
Removing Bottlenecks Boost Productivity for Window Manufacturer

For manufacturers, removing process bottlenecks in production systems can speed up delivery of the finished product. Identifying those bottlenecks and finding solutions to overcome them was the focus of Calgary window and door manufacturer, Lux Windows. By combining production information gathered by Shay Hanratty, Operations Manager, with Lean manufacturing principles delivered by FPInnovations, the company has made a number of significant steps towards increasing their productivity. MORE...

Dynamic Windows and Doors, Abbotsford, BC
Implementing a Lean manufacturing approach

Dynamic, a window and door manufacturer located in Abbotsford, BC, was looking for help on how to implement a Lean manufacturing approach in their plant. Over the past eighteen months, they began to adopt a Lean manufacturing philosophy and made great strides in reducing waste and improving the overall efficiency of their 110,000-sq,-ft, custom window and door manufacturing operation. They had also undergone a complete realignment of their value stream by reorganizing machinery layout and material flow to achieve a smoother production process. MORE...

Custom Window, Door and Millworks, Salmon Arm, BC
Moving to the next level by implementing new processes and equipment

Implementing new processes and equipment is never an easy task – particularly when you are a small manufacturer with limited access to capital and the market for your products is in turmoil. For George Gibson of Custom Window, Door and Millworks in Salmon Arm, B.C., continually pushing for production efficiencies and cost savings is a never-ending battle. MORE...