Strategies to Train, Upskill, & Engage Your Workforce

Do these challenges sound familiar?

You want to provide fulfilling careers to your team.

It takes too long to train people.

You need capable people ready to make decisions while you are away.

You want your managers to be successful leaders.

An experienced manager is cross-training an employee on an unfamiliar machine.
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Employee Training

Help Employees Grow Their Skills

Your team is the key to the success of your business. Watch your best workers become your best supervisors, and your whole team drive more efficiency on the shop floor through our training programs and network of training resources.

“Nevada Industry Excellence has consistently responded to our manufacturing, process improvement and employee development requests. Manufacture Nevada’s portfolio of services and experienced resources have been a fit to our needs in supporting and improving, both our current and future growth demands.”

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Katie Sherin
COO, Public Restroom Company
A Manufacturing Business Advisor helps train an employee on standards to improve safety on the factory floor.
Employee Retention

Keep & Train Your Best Employees

Turnover can be one of the most costly threats to a manufacturing business. We develop tailored strategies that improve employee job satisfaction and upskill your best workers, so they stick around for the long haul.

“Manufacture Nevada is an amazing resource. Pure Gold.”

Robbin Turner
Robbin Turner
President, Sable Systems International
Workforce Utilization

Help Your Employees Reach Their Full Potential

Poor time utilization can cause low morale and lead to poor team performance. Let’s work together to develop strategies to ensure your workers reach their full potential – improving your workforce’s efficiency and job satisfaction.

“Manufacture Nevada’s training and expertise in lean manufacturing provided the right tools at the right time to help grow our new product line and fit it into our existing facility. Our new Bio Cart is now a standardized product that is ready to dominate the market!”

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Aaron Kozar
VP & General Manager, Orbus Exhibit and Display
A Manufacturing Business Advisor helps train an employee on standards to improve safety on the factory floor.
Company Culture

Define & Create the Culture You Want in Your Workplace

Create a business people want to work for. Together, we can determine what it means to be a part of your company and equip your managers with the tools they need to align your whole workforce with the new vision.

"It used to be maybe an idea would get tossed out and people would say we have done it this way for 15 or 20 years, why should we change? Now our workers have set up lean manufacturing cellularized lines and let the employees design the lines and take ownership of it because it is theirs.”

Bill Martin
Bill Martin
Quality Assurance Manager, MicroMetl

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American AVK Company

Manufacture Nevada brought in a leadership development coach to implement a six-month program for the AVK Production Supervisor team. The coach held individual and small group coaching conversations on the shop floor during production operations, allowing supervisors to remain “on the job.” Manufacture Nevada engaged upper management in the development of the participants and used real-time company situations as training opportunities. Participants met with the coach in bimonthly sessions to learn and implement key leadership principles.

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Jensen Metaltech

Rapid growth at the company led to the creation of a workforce that was experiencing high turnover. There was also a significant increase in rework, related to a combination of the turnover and weak control on manufacturing drawings. Additionally, 15% of the workforce had English as a second language. With supervisors receiving only limited basic supervision training from the Nevada Association of Employers and the rest of the workforce receiving no soft skills training at all, action had to be taken to improve retention and reduce rework costs. Jensen decided that by combining the teamwork elements of implementing a company wide 5S (sort, set in order, shine, standardize, sustain) initiative along with integrating supervisory and coaching skills, improvements could be made in both rework reduction and workforce improvements.

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Sable Systems International

Sable Systems International is a four-time attendee of Manufacture Nevada’s ExporTech program and uses the process to develop a new market every year. Export experts train new employees in the complexities of paperwork, their experienced export coach provides support and the paid UNLV intern’s market research is up-to-the-minute accurate.

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Vitamix Lean DC

The main objective for Vitamix in 2014 was to educate their employees on Lean principles and to implement foundational elements of their VLE system. The first step involved sending all of the Reno DC employees to Lean 101 workshops. Throughout Vitamix, more than 600 employees have been educated with this eight hour, learn-do style workshop. The class exposed their employees to fundamental Lean concepts, galvanized a common Lean language, aligned them around the continuous improvement objective, and clarified reasons why Vitamix is committed to this Lean transformation. The foundational elements that were implemented included: Management for Daily Improvement (MDI) management system comprised of daily standup meetings, metric boards, and leader standard work; visual management throughout the DC; and 6S workplace organization. Throughout the implementation, our Project Manager from Manufacture Nevada acted as the technical liaison between the Reno DC and the Lean Department in Cleveland. She supported the implementation through weekly visits to the DC to ensure the systems were being sustained, coaching the employees, and facilitating 6S kaizen events.

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Reno Cerakote

Reno Cerakote wanted to reinforce their commitment to quality while expanding to new markets and investing in personnel development. Reno Cerakote approached Manufacture Nevada, part of the MEP National Network™, for assistance with achieving ISO 9001-2015 due to Manufacture Nevada’s extremely good track record for successfully transitioning Nevada manufacturers to ISO certification.