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February is American Heart Month

February 1, 2016

Poor diet, lack of exercise and other major risk factors for heart disease and stroke are responsible for at least 25 percent of companies’ healthcare costs. Is it any wonder that investing in the health of employees is one of the best... Read more about February is American Heart Month

Take care of your equipment and it will take care of you! #130

January 18, 2016

As easy as it is today, cleaning the floors were as difficult and time consuming years ago. There are in today’s market, equipment that make sweeping and/or scrubbing that surface very quick indeed. Take the Advance Captor as a very good... Read more about Take care of your equipment and it will take care of you! #130

Are you treating your customers like dogs?

December 15, 2015

Having recently been introduced to a shameful statistic, I thought it timely to give you my opinion on this subject. See if you can swallow this dose of reality: When interviewed, travel agents believe they retain 78% of their paying customers.... Read more about Are you treating your customers like dogs?

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Ford Motor Company Concerned About Workers Health

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Ford Focusing on Noise Reduction and Ergonomic Solutions In the Factory

The Ford Motor Company has chosen Caster Concepts’ CasterShoX product line as the specified caster for line delivery carts in the revised Ford Cuautitlán Assembly Plant, located near Mexico City, Mexico, where the automaker will assemble the Ford Fiesta. The CasterShoX product line is a proprietary product designed and manufactured by Caster Concepts.

The announcement is further evidence of Ford’s commitment to worker safety and to improving the work environment. Developed by Dr. Elmer Lee, who brings an extensive background in the development of shock absorption and sound deadening products for manufacturing environments, the CasterShoX casters will reduce cart noise in the facility by 15-18 dBA, or up to 95%, and improve ergonomic pull tests on the manually handled line delivery carts by 20%. The improved ergonomic pull tests will directly reduce muscular stresses and strains in the work force. “While most auto manufacturers are cutting costs just to stay alive—Ford is truly committed to providing their employees the very best work environment to produce world class products,” says Dr. Lee.

Dr. William Dobbins, President of Caster Concepts adds, “I am pleased to see that Ford is truly committed to worker safety and providing premium product in their manufacturing facilities. This recent development shows that the partnership between Caster Concepts, Inc. and the Ford Motor Company, which started in the Auto Alliance plant in Flat Rock, MI., is expected to migrate to all Ford manufacturing facilities across the globe.”

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