Sustainable Business Practices at Time Manufacturing Company

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Every day, more people in the manufactured equipment industry are talking about sustainability. Some customers are using sustainability factors as an element of their equipment purchasing criteria. Time Manufacturing Company is committed to sustainable business practices. We want to provide a look at some of the ongoing efforts that we make to maintain leadership in first time product quality, manufacturing efficiency, waste reduction, employee safety and equipment safety.

A Global Portfolio of Innovative Brands
Time Manufacturing Company has a portfolio of industry-leading brands that are all known for their innovative products.
● Versalift provides state-of-the-art lightweight, durable aerial lifts from 29 to 180 feet.
● BrandFX provides lightweight, advanced composite truck Line & Service bodies that improve payload capacity, and a full suite of Topper and Tonneau covers that improve function and security. The vertically integrated company also manufactures Booms and Buckets.
● Aspen Aerials provides innovative bridge inspection trucks found in every US State, Canada and now in Europe.
● Ruthmann provides the most capable high reach aerial work platforms from 24 to 90 meters to a global customer base.

Sustainable Manufacturing

In a recently published Sustainability White Paper, Time Manufacturing Company illustrates that sustainability includes several factors that influence any company’s ability to survive through challenging times. The paper provides a discussion of sustainable, safe business practices in the equipment manufacturing industry. Below is a brief look at three big ideas discussed in the Time Manufacturing Company white paper.

1 – Better Products Result in Safer Operators

Curt Howell, CEO, has noted that as Time Manufacturing Company becomes more efficient and transparent, it is producing higher quality products. “Our goal is to bring the safest products to market. As we implement our global growth plan, we are creating a sustainable, profitable, and transparent organization. This transformation results in a better product, which lowers cost of ownership, and leads the industry in protecting the operator.”

2 – Improved First Time Quality Is Waste Reduction

Higher levels of first time quality lead to lower costs of ownership, fewer warranty claims and lower maintenance costs for Time Manufacturing Company customers. According to the United States Protection Agency, manufacturers do the most good when they are most efficient. With a first time quality rate goal of 100%, Versalift, BrandFX, Aspen Aerials and Ruthmann equipment customers can be confident that our manufacturing processes and products are efficient, clean and sustainable. Our organization drives manufacturing process improvements, supply chain efficiency, automation and transparency in operations to meet the goal of 100% first time quality.

3 – Our People Are Our Most Important Resource 

Sustainable manufacturing starts with people. Our Global Growth Plan is built around supporting and growing our incredible team of more than 2,100 people. People are the heart of our culture of First-Time Quality, and we recognize that by offering the best benefits package in the industry. According to Bruce Hardt, Director, HR, “at Time Manufacturing Company, our people build careers, not jobs, and we support them, and their families, with health, dental and vision insurance, as well as tuition-reimbursement to help them personally and professionally.” We are hiring and invite you to consider a career with Time Manufacturing Company, where we are poised for global growth and continued success.

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Over the next few years, we understand that our customers’ goals around sustainability may evolve, and may play a more influential role in their selection of aerial lifts, digger derricks, work truck bodies, and other equipment that will need to meet sustainability criteria. Please download and read a white paper on ESG and Sustainability by Time Manufacturing Company, in support of its trusted brand portfolio.

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