Original Date: 06/29/1995
Revision Date: 01/18/2007
Wainwright Industries, Inc. is a family-owned business that manufactures stamped and machined parts for automotive, aerospace, home security, and information-processing industries, as well as providing technical services. With annual sales of $30 million, the company employs 275 associates at its 110,000 square foot headquarters and main manufacturing facility in St. Peters, Missouri and at a 100,000 square foot plant in O’Fallon, Missouri. The metal stamping and assembly division provides a broad range of high-volume, close-tolerance metal stampings and assemblies shipped throughout the United States, Canada, and Mexico. The highest-volume product line consists of deep drawn housings for electric motors used on power windows, anti-lock brakes, power seats and windshield wipers. The CNC machining division specializes in machining complex, multi-contour parts for the commercial and military aircraft industries. Technical services provided include computer model file maintenance and programming using a Unigraphics CAD system. In addition, product sequencing is provided for automotive assembly centers. Sequencing services include inventory management, sub-assembly of components, and just-in-time shipping.
People are our most important asset” is a phrase frequently touted by companies and corporations during BMP surveys. However, at few other facilities has the commitment been based more solidly in the sincere trust and belief in its people than at Wainwright Industries. This commitment in turn provides the basis for the company’s assertion that any product can be made “best in class” with the right “people” approach. The company is also committed to long-term improvements instead of looking for quick gains. Because training and support for the associates is a critical aspect of its business, Wainwright consistently invests up to seven percent of payroll toward training and education.
The dedication of these assets helps ensure that Wainwright personnel are properly trained, work in a safe environment, and are dutifully rewarded for the significant number of implemented, employee-recommended process enhancement changes. This company averages an impressive 1.25 implemented suggestions per associate per week.
The significant emphasis on employee value, involvement, and training have produced significant returns and benefits for the company. Wainwright has achieved many awards including General Motor's Mark of Excellence Award, Ford Motor Company's Q-1 Preferred Supplier Award, McDonnell Douglas bronze level supplier certification, and the Missouri Quality Award in 1993. These awards were complemented in 1994 when Wainwright Industries, Inc. was presented the Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Award and again in 1996 when they received Industry Week’s “America’s Best Plant” award.
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|CIP|| ||Continuous Improvement Process|
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