MasterCraft Boats has been named among the 2015 IndustryWeek Best Plants, honoring operational excellence in leading-edge manufacturing facilities across North America.
For more than two decades, the IndustryWeek Best Plants award has recognized companies that have successfully implemented strategies to increase competitiveness, enhance customer satisfaction and foster stimulating work environments. The goal is for other companies to then emulate these best practices.
“MasterCraft is honored to earn the 2015 IndustryWeek Best Plants award and be recognized among these elite manufacturing facilities,” said Terry McNew, president and CEO of MasterCraft. “Across the company, we continue to set new benchmarks for operational excellence and establish best practices in manufacturing. Our dedicated employees, management team and board members each were instrumental in the company earning this award.”
One of the key drivers for MasterCraft's selection was its employee empowerment program, an ongoing company-wide initiative that encourages factory line workers to suggest improvements to the production process. More than 13,000 employee-generated improvements were implemented over the course of the last fiscal year alone, MasterCraft said.
MasterCraft will be profiled in an upcoming issue of IndustryWeek Magazine as well as honored during the 2016 IndustryWeek Manufacturing and Technology Conference and Expo to be held in early May.