The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) has awarded a $33,627 grant under its Minnesota Job Skills Partnership to train 46 workers at RiteWay Manufacturing Inc.
Located in Lester Prairie, RiteWay provides a full range of manufacturing solutions including engineering, assembly, welding, fabrication, machining, and finishing.
The grant will support a partnership between RiteWay Manufacturing and Ridgewater College. The entire RiteWay workforce will receive training in team building and managing change. Additional training in Lean for Leadership, Cell Layout, Dual Sourcing/Time Slicing, Set-Up Reduction, and Quick Response Manufacturing will be offered to some RiteWay workers.
DEED Commissioner Mark Phillips says “We believe this customized training will help raise the bar on employee productivity as well as increase the company’s long-term profitability.” Phillips the grant also expands Ridgewater College’s ability to offer lean training to smaller Minnesota businesses.