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Revving Up! Volvo Growth Good for Central Pennsylvania Manufacturers

Volvo Construction Equipment is poised to become one of Central Pennsylvania’s larger manufacturing and corporate operations when it moves its North American sales headquarters to Shippensburg and begins adding production.

Volvo has a deal with Flinchbaugh to use the company’s Hellam Township facility to manufacture spare parts for the engines, Frauman said. By moving that production to a contract company, Volvo frees up space on its manufacturing line for other products, which makes the company more efficient, he said.
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Fracking Benefits Local Firm

All the way from York County, one local company is benefiting from the Marcellus shale gas industry that’s sweeping northeastern and southwestern Pennsylvania.

Flinchbaugh Engineering, a Hellam Township manufacturer, secured a $1.5 million contract with Caterpillar to produce components for transmissions and clutch assemblies used in hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, a process used to extract natural gas.
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The Governor Tours Flinchbaugh Engineering

Gov. Tom Corbett defended the pro-business slant of his recently proposed budget Monday during a visit to Flinchbaugh Engineering in Hellam Township.
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Flinchbaugh Engineering Earns SAI Global Certification for Quality Management System

The scope of activities covered by Flinchbaugh Engineering’s Quality Management System is CNC machining and manufacturing capabilities, including boring, turning, grinding, milling, heat treating, assembly and related processes, as well as the development of engineering processes. FEI’s scope of activities also includes strategic cell migration an alternative to outsourcing by transferring customer owned manufacturing and processes to our facility; the execution phase is known as "Line Transfer."
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Flinchbaugh Engineering Receives Award from Caterpillar

Flinchbaugh Engineering receives Bronze Certification in the Caterpillar Supplier Quality Excellence Program (SQEP). Flinchbaugh attributes its success to its Strategic Cell Migration business model that leverages lean manufacturing principles and six sigma to create a cost-competitive outsourcing solution for manufacturers of complex quality critical metal components.
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Outsourcing Trend Not Just Overseas

U.S. Rep. Todd Platts visits Flinchbaugh Engineering, Inc. to learn more about Flinchbaugh’s Strategic Cell Migration process, a unique version of a manufacturing line transfer, where an entire work cell — including machinery, tooling and test equipment — are transferred from the client’s manufacturing facility to Flinchbaugh’s campus. Strategic Cell Migration has allow Flinchbaugh to double its workforce and triple its revenue in four years.
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Flinchbaugh Engineering’s Employee Stock Option Plan (ESOP) Benefits from Wellness Program

This case study looks at Flinchbaugh’s wellness program and how it fits the self-insured engineering company in the eighth year of its ESOP. Flinchbaugh’s wellness program also supports Kaizen suggestions because it’s driven by employee ideas which are at the heart of an intensive company effort to engage everyone in making the company as strong as it can be.
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Flinchbaugh Engineering Poised for Targeted Growth in Down Economy

President and CEO, Michael D. Lehman, talks about Flinchbaugh’s Employee Stock Option Plan (ESOP) structure and how the current economic climate is affecting its employees. The precision metal manufacturing company uses Kaizen philosophies and Lehman treats his employees as shareholders speaking openly with them regarding the company’s plan to grow during the current credit crunch.
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Central Penn Business Journal Names Flinchbaugh in Top 50 Fastest Growing Companies

Flinchbaugh Engineering climbs into the top 50 fastest growing companies thanks to it’s Strategic Cell Migration business model. Strategic Cell Migration is Flinchbaugh’s unique version of a manufacturing line transfer, where an entire work cell — including machinery, tooling and test equipment — are transferred from the client’s manufacturing facility to Flinchbaugh’s campus. Strategic Cell Migration leverages lean manufacturing principles and six sigma to create a cost-competitive outsourcing solution for manufacturers of complex quality critical metal components.
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PODCAST: Rob Campbell Discusses Flinchbaugh’s Unique Approach to Lean Manufacturing

Campbell talks about Flinchbaugh’s unique approach to lean manufacturing. He covers everything from Flinchbaugh’s advantage as an Employee Stock Option Plan (ESOP) company to its Kaizen philosophy. He also credits the recent success of the company to its Strategic Cell Migration business model. Strategic Cell Migration leverages lean manufacturing principles and six sigma to create a cost-competitive outsourcing solution for manufacturers of complex quality critical metal components.
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