HI TecMetal Group (HTG) To Consolidate Two Facilities, Close Cleveland 55th St Plant

From US commercial heat treater Hi TecMetal Group (HTG) we have this press release about a plant consolidation. Want to know how HTG compares in size to other North American commercial heat treaters? The most complete list in existence can be found at “https://themonty.com/project/50-largest-north-american-commercial-heat-treats-2021-2/

“To better serve our customers, HTG is reducing operating costs by consolidating two of our manufacturing plants. Our Brazing & Metal Treating Division, East 55th Street, Cleveland, OH is moving into our larger and more modern, Lakeland Blvd, Wickliffe, OH facility.

– Our objective is to increase efficiency without impacting customer service or process integrity.
– The equipment, people and processes will largely remain unchanged.
– Customers will be individually advised when the location change will affect their particular items.

Beginning in 2018, we developed a plan to consolidate these operations, maximize benefit, and minimize operational risk and cost by:

– Analyzing and comparing financial and operational impacts of consolidation into each of the locations
– Summarizing the economic impact of the consolidation
– Creating a detailed floor plan for the consolidated plant layout that minimized reconfiguration of existing operations
– Developing an implementation plan to support the physical move while mitigating potential risk that defined timelines and ownership for each activity
– Baselining the current performance of the two plants to understand production processes, current and projected volumes/mix, cost performance, capacity/utilization, labor, infrastructure, supporting capabilities, etc.
– Assessing risks and developing a proactive risk mitigation plan

Cole Coe, President, stated, “This consolidation is logical because both plants perform thermal treatment processes. This measure will enable us to take another step towards an optimized and cost-efficient group structure, enabling us to focus on areas where we can achieve a sustainable market position with innovative and leading processes. This will result in a better customer experience for current and future customers.”

Phase 1 Consolidation is completed, with the first of five continuous brazing furnaces moved and producing parts. The total consolidation is expected to be completed by November. 30th.”

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