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What Our Clients Say
“Florida MEP trained all of our operations people in the principles of Lean, right here at Symetrics. It was the spark that ignited a fire of change! Estimated cost savings due to Lean initiatives is a whopping $2.5M over the next few years. Simply, fantastic and beyond my expectations!”
Director of Manufacturing
"The improved workflow in the warehouse has resulted in better service to our customers and has encouraged us to think how we can apply Lean concepts to other areas of the business."
Customer Service Manager
Maxiforce Diesel Engines
“I am pleased to say it was the direct result of [Lean] training the Florida MEP offered in Brevard County that we at PIRTEK SpaceCoast were awarded multiple contracts with a DoD prime. Florida MEP's procurement training program saved the day. The training sessions and one-on-one coaching taught us how to succeed in the world of federal contracting and opened a huge new sales market to our company.”
PIRTEK Space Coast
“...we recognized that in order to continue to expand the business, we needed to improve our productivity and efficiency. We called upon Florida MEP to assist us with this project. They expertly guided us through a process improvement program, where Lean manufacturing tools were utilized and implemented. As a direct result, Array has acquired new business and hired 30 new employees.”
William C. McPherson
Array Connector Corporation
“We called upon the Florida MEP to train our employees [to implement] the fundamentals of process improvement….my company realized savings in labor and production costs, an increase in sales from one of the company’s existing customers, retained sales…as well as an opportunity to gain business from new customers that could result in additional annual revenues. The increase in sales revenues afforded the company to invest in additional improvements to the facility.”
Royal Precision Products
Opa Locka, FL
“BBJ is a small manufacturing firm that has been struggling during the current economic downturn…. [Florida MEP] came up with a plan to help us re-invent our market approach and form a strategy appropriate to both our needs and the needs of the current marketplace….[MEP] has not only saved our 5 jobs for the business community of Florida, we now have the potential to triple that over the next 2 years.”
Robert G. Baker
BBJ Environmental Solutions
“When we needed assistance to secure business through ISO 9001 Quality System Certification and Lean Manufacturing training, we called upon the Florida MEP to implement the projects. Their expert assistance enabled us to successfully complete the project, with the result that we were able to achieve cost savings, increased sales and added 3 new employees.”
Manager of Manufacturing
What Our Clients Say About the M.O.S.T.® Program:
“As the world’s leader in emergency medical vehicles, Wheeled Coach is active in lean manufacturing and diligent in recruiting the right individuals to produce a safe and reliable product. There is no second chance in manufacturing life saving services, so the talent we hire is paramount. We are especially pleased to participate in the M.O.S.T.© program, which provides us an extra layer in vetting a qualified candidate who will receive hands-on training of our process before being on the manufacturing floor.”
VP Sales and Marketing
Winter Park, FL
“One of the challenges we face is finding the right candidates for our entry-level assembly, glass operations and supply chain positions. A candidate may meet the minimum criteria for the job, but until they have hands-on experience we don’t know if they are a good fit. We are excited to be working with the M.O.S.T.® program to better align individuals with specific jobs and prepare them for what they will encounter on the manufacturing floor.”
Senior HR Manager
North Venice, FL
“Envirobrite is pleased to take a forward-looking approach to our hiring. Through the M.O.S.T.® program, we’re not simply looking for people to hire, we’re actually beginning the training process while we’re still in the hiring phase.”
Sales and Marketing Manager
“It’s [M.O.S.T.© training] working phenomenally well. The program is giving the people a core set of manufacturing principles, and it’s getting them to think competitively. We give it a very high grade. This course gave us the cross-training to move from one thing to another at Piper. The nice thing is it was really geared to what Piper does.”
Vice President for Human Resources
Vero Beach, FL
“Even though people are looking for jobs in Palm Beach County, it is hard to find skilled and qualified workers. We are thrilled to work with MO.S.T.® because it provides an easy way for us to locate potential employees.”
Control Logistics, Inc.
Lake Worth, FL
"Our experience with the Time Wise M.O.S.T.® program has been better than expected. Two of our lead employees told me recently that we couldn’t have done a better job picking the people that we got. They have a great attitude and a true want to learn. As one of our trainers recently said, this person from the M.O.S.T.® program doesn’t have any experience and will listen to what you are trying to teach him and does what you just said; he is much better to work with than a recent new hire that had 5 years of experience, but did not want to pay attention when I was trying to train him. One lead person suggested that maybe we should hire some more people that don’t have previous experience because of this. I reminded him that the M.O.S.T.® program had to thoroughly screen many people just to get to the few that we now have; it would be difficult to hire for this attitude on our own. On top of that, the two weeks of training taught the students more than I thought they could cover in two weeks. I think we will almost definitely participate again this next time."
Southern Manufacturing Technologies, Inc.
“With the opening of our new facility, we are excited to bring additional jobs to Broward County, and proud to be working with the Florida MEP to provide employment to those who have bravely served our country. We look forward to working with the Florida MEP [through M.O.S.T.® training] to bring additional veterans into our company and decrease the unemployment rate for veterans in our state.”
Pampano Beach, FL
“With unemployment rates still at record highs, the job market is saturated with people looking for work. This has made it increasingly difficult for jobseekers to stand out. Florida MEP’s innovative M.O.S.T.® program, which we helped bring to Collier, is one way to assist our residents in gaining the extra training and knowledge needed to find full-time employment. At the same time, this program helps encourage growth and expansion by making the hiring and training process a whole lot easier for the participating companies.”
Economic Development Council of Collier County
Collier County, FL
“In speaking with many manufacturers over the years, I would often hear them say that it was difficult to find skilled employees to fulfill their needs….This program [M.O.S.T.®] fills a long overdue need.”
Senior Director of Business Development
Metro Orlando Economic Development Commission
“I have a lot of young people here now that are the future of manufacturing and they’re the ones that you know put a warm spot in your heart. They really do because I remember them when they first came in and were working and to watch them progress over the years has been a real joy.”
Director of Operations
Advance Machine & Tool, Inc.
Fort Pierce, FL
“The two-week intensive training by M.O.S.T.® provides new hires with sufficient initial skills that enables them to immediately begin contributing to the company’s overall performance. Not only does M.O.S.T.® provide job specific skills, but also provides good employee skills. What M.O.ST.® provides in two weeks would normally take months of on-the-job training and with much less formality. We highly recommend M.O.S.T.® to any company that needs highly motivated and semi-skilled employees that otherwise would not [be] available.”
Krieger Machine Company, Inc.
“Our concern here is how we take it to the next level, because it works. The M.O.S.T.® program works, absolutely. The amount of information they can put into these people in a short amount of time, in a matter of weeks is amazing.”
Aaron J. Krieger
Krieger Machine Company, Inc.
“I am an April 2009 graduate from the Mobile Outreach Skills Training….I wanted to let you know that I have had the opportunity to take those skills taught and use them on a daily basis. If there is one thing that I took away from the training that has helped me the most – I would have to say it is being able to read the blueprints to determine the type of material and finishing processes as well as determining how many operations are needed to machine a part. This has helped me substantially while doing sales calls and assisting in the quoting process. I am now in charge of the ‘final’ part inspection which is also a skill that I learned during the Quality Control section.”
MP Manufacturing & Design, Inc.
Jensen Beach, FL
“This is a great program. It’s all about learning what skills companies want and need right now.”
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