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Hy-Capacity Breaks Ground on New Facility Based on Lean Design

Hy-Capacity Inc., a remanufacturer of tractor components headquartered in Humboldt, Iowa, USA, recently broke ground on the expansion of its manufacturing facility. Hy-Capacity’s new, larger facility will streamline operations and improve traffic flow, following the company’s Lean manufacturing philosophy to maximize efficiency and reduce waste.

Steve Olson, Hy-Capacity president, credits the company’s success to his employees’ commitment to continuous improvement.

“We aren’t sitting still, or trying to tread water. We are in growth mode,” he said. “We are always putting our employees through training and education. Each employee has been trained in Lean manufacturing and has been through 5S training. We have invested in our employees, and we think they are our most valuable resource. That’s one of the keys to being a successful company – having employees like we have.”

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