Hobart, Wisconsin USA (April 20, 2023) – To support business growth, EMT International, a market leader in finishing equipment and transport systems for the high speed, digital ink jet market has expanded its assembly operations with an additional facility located in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
Located approx. 6 miles from its 70,000 square-foot machining center and assembly facility in Hobart, the additional 12,000 square-foot space named ‘EMT 2’ has been in operation since middle of December, 2022 merely six months after signing the lease agreement.
The assembly expansion was in response to a request from one of EMT’s long-standing customer, to accommodate an increase in anticipated demand due to the introduction of a new product. EMT evaluated all options and determined that leasing additional space at a nearby facility best aligned with timing of demand.
“The swift integration of EMT 2 is the result of a team effort involving many departments within EMT and input from our customer,” said Mark Weber, Vice President of Business Excellence of EMT International. “This Kaizen methodology and our employees’ pit crew mentality transformed EMT 2 into a highly visual and orderly work environment with lean manufacturing methods that align with EMT’s state-of-the-art facility in Hobart.” Brian Geurts, Chief Operating Officer at EMT International added: “Moving the assembly operations and a number of team members to a different location was a significant undertaking. We appreciate everyone involved with the journey and working together to meet the ambitious implementation timeframe.”