$30-Million Modernization Project Gives Electrolux High-tech Facilities For Making Vacuum Cleaners In Virginia
$30-Million Modernization Project Gives Electrolux High-Tech Facilities For Making Vacuum Cleaners in Virginia
Heavy In-Process Inventory Provisions and Rework Loops Leave Bristol Plant Short of Total Automation, However
Electrolux Corp.’s vacuum cleaner plant in Bristol, Va., and motor plant in Piney Flats, Tenn., are near-triumphs of well-planned material handling and nonsynchronous manufacturing.
About the only seeming shortcoming in an otherwise exemplary modernization program is the assembly line for the company’s high-tech Discovery II vacuum cleaner at Bristol, which has provision for heavy in-process inventory and includes four five-fixture rework loops. (more…)