Gibbs Die Casting Corp. Recognized as National Association of Manufacturers 2019 Leadership Award Winner

Gibbs honored by National Association of Manufacturers for Operational Excellence Leadership

Gibbs Die Casting Corp. proudly announces it won the Operational Excellence Leadership Award from the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Manufacturing Leadership Council.

A new Gibbs machining plant, which opened in 2017, won the Operation Excellence Leadership Award­­­­­­­­­­­­. The Gibbs machining plant is equipped with 16 new Fuji lathes and performs leak testing, assembly, laser etching, washing, automated installation, and vision checks.

The NAM Manufacturing Leadership Council recognized Gibbs for Operational Excellence Leadership based on the planning and implementation demonstrated in the new machining plant. Gibbs designed the new plant using lean tools to develop a low cost manufacturing model to increase competitiveness in the automotive market and increase manufacturing space for growth. The result of employing the lean philosophies enabled Gibbs to reduce costs, decrease lead times, improve productivity, and reduce scrap.

“I’m proud of all of our Gibbs Team Members who were involved in this project. This award is just another example of Gibbs’ commitment to lead our industry in best practices and innovation,” says Steve Church, President and CEO.

Gibbs will be recognized at the 15th Annual Manufacturing Leadership Awards Gala, which is to be held on the last day of the NAM Manufacturing Leadership Summit, June 10-12, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort and Spa in Huntington Beach, CA.

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About the NAM Manufacturing Leadership Awards

The Manufacturing Leadership Awards, now in their 15th year, honor manufacturing companies and individual manufacturing leaders that are shaping the future of global manufacturing. Winning projects and individual manufacturing leaders have demonstrated achievement in one of a wide range of categories, and selected by a panel of expert judges for results that have delivered clear and compelling value, return on investment, and other tangible outcomes.

About the National Association of Manufacturers

The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) is the largest manufacturing association in the United States, representing small and large manufacturers in every industrial sector and in all 50 states. Manufacturing employs more than 12 million men and women, contributes $2.25 trillion to the U.S. economy annually, and has the largest economic impact of any major sector, and accounts for more than 75% of all private-sector research and development in the nation.

About Gibbs

Gibbs is a manufacturer of precision die-cast, machined, and assembled products for the automotive industry.  Unique within the die-casting industry, Gibbs specializes in both vertical and horizontal die-cast processes, which provide flexibility to meet a wide range of customer needs at competitive prices. Headquartered in Henderson, KY, Gibbs employs over 1000 team members. For over 50 years, Gibbs has provided unique solutions to its Tier One and OEM customers and is privately held by Koch Enterprises Incorporated