Commitment to Excellence Through Technology
Engineering labor savings is not always easy, especially in the complex manufacturing processes at New England Casket Company. Louis Tobia, Jr., VP of New England Casket, worked with the Process Engineering Division of Doucet Machineries to simplify building casket sides. Time savings in “man minutes,” says Tobia, were 70 percent. “Side and end production used to take 28 minutes per casket,” he says. The time required was reduced to “fewer than 6.5 minutes for these parts.”
That led Pascal Doucet, VP Sales at Doucet, to nominate New England Casket for a WMIA 2015 Wooden Globe Award. The East Boston, MA firm won for demonstrating its “Commitment to Excellence through Technology.” The award was presented at the Woodworking Industry Conference in San Antonio this past April.