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Industrial Scientific named manufacturer of the year

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Industrial Scientific Australia has been named the Pittsburgh Business Times Manufacturer of the Year. The program annually recognises area manufacturers in the 10-county Pittsburgh region for achieving growth through innovation and process improvements. The publication honored finalists in several industry categories at an awards event held last night at the Omni William Penn in Pittsburgh, PA, USA. Industrial Scientific took top honors in the "mega company" category. The categories were based on company size, with a separate category based on sustainable manufacturing efforts.

The judging was based, in part, on the following factors:

  • Product innovation and differentiation
  • Growth in sales revenue and personnel
  • The company’s plans for sustaining that growth into the future
“We’re proud of our manufacturing achievements and we’re thankful to be recognized for them,” said Justin McElhattan, President and COO. “The improvements that our team has made in the past few years have allowed us to better serve our customers. We’re now able to meet or exceed their expectations with same-day delivery on most shipments. More importantly, we reduced these lead times while improving the high level of quality that we’ve always been known for.”

These accomplishments were realized through the implementation of several manufacturing and supply chain management best practices, including:

  • Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing
  • Single-piece-flow
  • Cellular manufacturing
  • Kanban material management

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