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Fenner Drives Continuous Improvement


Fenner Precision Polymers of Manheim, Pennsylvania, is a leading manufacturer of polymetric, metal, and textile-based products used in motion control, power transmission, and related applications.

The Challenge

Business growth projections pointed to a need for process improvements and workforce development to keep pace with demand and to enhance the customer experience. For help Fenner contacted MANTEC,  part of the Pennsylvania MEP and the MEP National Network™.

MANTEC has long been a valued partner helping us deliver superior services and solutions. Its expertise in workforce development and process improvements allows us to attract and retain a highly-skilled and credentialed team.
— Chad Enck, CI Engineering Manager

MEP's Role

Fenner set a goal to measurably improve value streams beyond the shop floor. Leveraging a grant and its long-held partnership with MANTEC, Fenner and MANTEC set up an in-house lean certification training for 12 administrative and IT associates. The 6-month course focused on three Fenner projects, defined and developed using newly acquired lean tools. 

Created April 30, 2022, Updated July 16, 2022