02.23.2012 Congressman Hastings visits Laserfab
to see the people and processes which are contributing to today's economic growth.
Moses Lake, WA 02/23/2012 -
(Photo courtesy of Columbia Basin Herald: Rep. Congressman for Washington, Doc Hastings, signs an autograph for Derek Frazer who is in charge of production control at Laserfab's Moses Lake Division)
On Thursday, Rep. Congressman Doc Hastings visited Laserfab's Moses Lake, WA facility for a tour and to learn more about the people and processes behind recent growth in Washington's rebounding economy.
Laserfab had a strong finish to 2011 after having added equipment, shifts, and the personnel to run them. Anticipating another year of strong growth in 2012 with record breaking sales and efficiencies, Laserfab is already in negotiations on a new laser for the Redmond plant. After installation, Laserfab will have a total of six high power lasers spread among three large facilities.
In addition to equipment and personnel, Hastings witnessed the processes Laserfab uses to achieve maximum output. The overall process incorporates a combination of equipment, plant layout, documentation, fine tuned scheduling, and training for employees to increase workflow. Cutting waste at all levels has been an important focus which has carried Laserfab through the tough economic times and will support the awesome growth today and in the days ahead.
Hastings also took time to speak with Laserfab's President and CEO, Kevin Frazer, on the topic of government and its role for business. To read more, visit the article by the Columbia Basin Herald. (Click this link to Columbia Basin Herald article)