Crest Ink - Volume 31 - Number 02

Crest Ink

Volume 31 • Number 02 April, May & June 2019 Ashton, IL 61006

New Toys by Jeff Meiners

It seems that Crest is in a constant state of upgrading our packaging equipment. As is the case with all news toys, personal or business, they are certainly fun to play with but conversely no fun to pay for. Due to the fact that we run such a variety of products, our want list is almost endless, but our ability to pay is not…so we try to make sure that the equipment we do buy makes the most impact on the floor. Several recently installed pieces of equipment will hopefully be making a big impact on the production floor soon. The West Production Facility is sporting a new palletizing system that replaces the outdated robotic system that was no longer in use. This thing is a monster and takes up a huge foot print on the warehouse floor just outside the production room. Once up and running, this system will have the ability to simultaneously stack three high speed production lines on a three shift basis. The investment in capital and the sacrifice of valuable space will be off-set by a substantial savings in labor. This is especially important since it is hard to find enough people to staff our lines in today’s economy. The end result will be that no one will lose their job due to this labor saving effort…we will simply be able to better run all of our scheduled lines without having to make daily cuts. We also have a new horizontal packager from HMC on the floor. This machine could be termed a monster as well

In This Issue

Getting to Know A-Shift Sanitation page 2

Packaging QA Goes Mobile page 7

Pets of Crest page 16

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