The company has rebuilt its major machine tools with new controls, drives, and spindles. These include a 100-hp Waldrich Coburg gantry mill, a twin-traveling column Mazak horizontal machining center, and a Makino HMC with a 40-inch work cube.

“At the onset of the recovery, quick delivery is going to be as critical as price,” says Michiel Schuitemaker, president and CEO of Cincinnati Inc. “The rebuilds coupled with Lean practices will be crucial to our objectives of increased velocity and plant capacity, even with a reduced workforce, while allowing us to hold prices down through internal cost reduction.”