The Raymond Corporation in Muscatine, Iowa, has received the annual President’s Manufacturing Excellence Award given by Toyota Industries Corporation. Raymond’s Muscatine facility was recognized for exemplary use of the Toyota Production System principles to transform several production lines, resulting in improvements in quality, cost and delivery.
“Based on the Toyota Production System philosophies and principals, Toyota executives evaluated several locations in November 2010 to help determine who should receive this prestigious manufacturing award,” said James Malvaso, president and CEO of Toyota Materials Handling North America. “As a result, Raymond’s Muscatine facility exceeded expectations in all areas of manufacturing and production through the use of the Toyota Production System tools and processes. We congratulate the facility and all its employees.”