Steckel Printing--Adapting and Innovating
Faye Givler points out other benefits. "The Excel Process has facilitated a culture shift," she says. "Our objective of zero defects is everyone's now, with higher expectations of work and craft coming not only from management but from the workers themselves.
"The sense of being a cohesive team has pervaded the plant, and that's worth every penny."
She believes the Excel Process situates Steckel nicely for the future as well. "I want this to be a place you want to work all your life," she says.
"I know we'll make other transformations, doing whatever it takes to hit the next plateau in sales. We'll probably add more cylinders, continue to develop our product capabilities to include heavier substrates and increase our ever-expanding postpress capabilities.
"We'll be doing things we haven't even thought of yet. Regardless, it's the staff who will make those transitions smooth and successful, as they have in the past. They just don't come any better than the people at Steckel."