Our industry is constantly changing and to remain in the game, we must stay on top of the latest technologies and constantly re-create ourselves.  In 2012, we did just that by making a $1 million capital investment to bring our out sourced die sinking in-house. This change gave us the staff and some of the equipment to enable us to make further capital investments and diversify our portfolio to include machined forgings.

This diversification coupled with the ever increasing demands of the automotive and heavy truck industry required us to improve our staff’s technical skills so that we could   take on new products of a more complex nature.  We identified that our staff needed training in Advanced CNC Machining, Polyworks Programming, Blueprint Reading, MSA, FMEA, 8D & A3 problem solving courses, 5S and TPM to help us achieve world class requirements.

Lastly, to sustain our current business and approach new potential machining customers,Lincoln had to provide training to its Lead Auditors, key quality staff and management to ensure a successful transition to the new IATF standard.

The significant training needs resulting from this diversification were overwhelming.  Therefore, Lincoln was thrilled to be granted $28,177 in STFF training funds, through Southeast Michigan Community Alliance,  to help accomplish this training. The benefits to Lincoln, as a result of these funds, has already started paying forward.

The Advanced CNC Machining training proved to be immediately beneficial and has the most quantifiable results.  It not only provided for annual savings through increased efficiency, but also by not having to hire additional programmers.   Four of operators were trained and thus far they have saved 1,368.75 hours in machine time annually, reduced programming overtime by several hours per week and reduced our measuring time by 70%.

Our entire team has been fully trained in the IATF standard and the transition process is well underway. The Risk Based Management tools acquired through this training have already proven beneficial in a producing an improved Strategic Plan, department accountability and an improved management skill set. We will be ready for IATF cerfification on our next audit in 2018.

Our quality staff has enhanced their skills; which has resulted in one promotion, a more cross functional team and a more balanced workload.

Lincoln is very grateful for the STFF funds provided and feels strongly that we are poised to attract new machining business, maintain existing business and our improved efficiencies will aid us well in the next difficult economic period.  Lincoln is a much stronger organization as a result of this training.

Lincoln Park Die & Tool

Date: 05.22.2017 | Letters from Businesses | Lincoln Park
Our industry is constantly changing and to remain in the game, we must stay on top of the latest technologies and constantly re-create ourselves. In 2012, we did just that by making a $1 million capital investment to bring our out sourced...
view this letter
Ringo Services

Ringo Services

Date: 03.24.2017 | Letters from Businesses | Highland Park
On behalf of the entire Ringo Services team, I would like to thank Bob McDonnell and Joi Mausi for hosting a hiring event at their facility in Highland Park. Ringo Services is a facility management company which was recently...
view this letter
Fast Temps

Fast Temps

Date: 03.22.2017 | Letters from Businesses | Wayne
Thanks for your recruiting help over the years. You and the other staff at Michigan Works in Wayne do a great job assisting with our hiring needs. I always find our hiring events to be organized and well publicized within...
view this letter
PDW

PDW

Date: 01.31.2017 | Letters from Businesses | Dearborn
As we proceed into 2017, I wanted to thank you for the support and help that you provided to Performance Driven Workforce in our quest to staff Test Car Drivers / Evaluators and Mechanics in our Allen Park and Livonia Roush sites...
view this letter

Rapid Response EMS

Date: 01.26.2017 | Letters from Businesses | Romulus
Over the last 12 months, Rapid Response EMS has received a tremendous influx of of requests for very high level Critical Care...
view this letter

Dearborn Brand Sausage

Date: 08.30.2016 | Letters from Businesses | Dearborn
In December 2015, Dearborn Sausage Company, Manufacturer of Quality Sausage, Ham and Bacon, purchased a mainstream food manufacturing software system....
view this letter
Magna

Magna

Date: 12.17.2015 | Letters from Businesses | Highland Park
I am writing to you to express my appreciation for the excellent service which Magna has received from SEMCA during 2015. As you are aware Magna continues to grow in the state of Michigan and finding good talent...
view this letter