At Pentaflex, we regularly ask ourselves what makes us stand out from other manufacturers. In a competitive and ever-changing world, it is of the utmost importance to have regular reflection and improvement. Below, we have outlined five different key areas that we believe keep our team and our products at the top of our game. We hope that by sharing these areas with you, it will encourage and motivate your team to reflect and improve where necessary.
Value Your Employees
One of the key components to success in the Pentaflex culture is our cultivation of our team’s growth over time. We believe all humans have the need to grow, learn, and change in their careers. When a new associate joins our team, they sometimes have very limited experience with our industry. Our seasoned team members take the time to share the necessary skills and expertise with newer members to cultivate a culture of learning.
We have also found implementing and maintaining a formal structure of increased compensation in tandem with demonstration of increased knowledge and skills is just one way to show our employees we value and appreciate their desire to work and learn with Pentaflex.
This system also aids in our conversation with employees about the importance of their jobs. Unfortunately, sometimes the world’s view of manufacturing can be somewhat skewed. What we are constantly trying to share with our clients, our community, and our team is that the world of manufacturing is an industry where every little step matters.
Walk the Talk
Pentaflex is a family owned business where we recognize and encourage that our greatest asset is our employees. Just one of the ways we “walk the talk” is through open communication. This is why we our team participates in weekly meetings with the entire company. These meetings allow us to share our successes and our challenges with the entire team and engage in problem solving and discussion.
Because of our industry, safety is our first concern every day at Pentaflex. We have a cross functional safety committee that meets monthly to review any potential safety concerns and to immediately review any accident that might occur.
We also have several Six Sigma Black belts on staff. Quality and process issues and improvements are conducted utilizing the six sigma approach and involves a cross functional team for each event.
Always Be Learning
We recently had a situation where a part had to be removed from a press without damaging the edge of the part. We had engaged the services of an outside vendor who quoted us an expensive piece of equipment to perform this task. Our maintenance department looked at the issues and developed a system that was built in house at less than a tenth of the cost of what was quoted to us.
Through creative problem solving like this, we are always able to deliver the highest quality products for our customers.
Invest in Your Community
Pentaflex believes there is a great need for businesses to invest and give back to their local community. For example, several members of our team volunteer for organizations such as the YMCA, Leadership Clark County, The Springfield Museum of Art and the Springfield Rotary Club.
Pentaflex has a long history of supporting civic endeavors to better our community for our employees and their families. Additionally, Pentaflex works closely with the Clark County Reentry coalition to help returning citizens find meaningful employment opportunities.
Show Why You Are Always the Best Choice
Our unique capabilities combined with our deep knowledge and years of experience draw our best customers. Many times we will take on a job that we did not initially win, but rather our customers realize the importance of the right investment for their products and their customers.