Continual improvement is ingrained in Teton culture and monitored regularly through our AS9100 and ISO9001 certified quality system. One of the tools used is the lean manufacturing concept of 5S. Five “S” uses five words all beginning with the letter “S” to encourage efficient processes and organized work spaces. Although the original five “S” words are Japanese they can be translated as; “Sort”, “Straighten”, “Shine”, “Standardize” and “Sustain”. Teton regularly reviews work teams for their 5S efforts and treats the winner to lunch. We also allow the winning team to choose a non-profit to which the company will donate $100.00. By the end of 2015 we expect to donate $1200.00 to local entities through this program. Teton benefits from a more organized and efficient work environment, employee-owners become more productive and more involved with their community and our customers realize the benefits of working with a world class manufacturing company.
The employee-owners of Teton Machine Company in Payette delivered 1017 food items collected during October to the Payette WICAP warehouse on November 1st. Pictured left to right are; Martha Fisher of WICAP, Darcy Derrick, Marty Chacon, Mona Stelling and Don Miller of Teton Machine Company. Teton’s food drive divided the 40 employee company into six teams competing against each other for the biggest donation.
Here at Teton, we are used to receiving thanks from our Customers, but are unused to getting thanks from other people.
Recently we made some small cash donations to a local elementary school. In return we received Thank You letters from many of the students. They were so much fun, we wanted to share them with you.