For the 24th consecutive year, Industry Week announced the winners of the annual IW Best Plants competition. It’s their salute to manufacturing excellence across North America. The re-vamped Harley-Davidson plant in Springettsbury Township York County is on the list. Industry Week began accepting application requests for the 2013 IW Best Plants awards early last year. A panel of IW editors reviewed the completed applications, which reported management practices and plant performance in such areas as quality, customer and supplier relations, employee involvement, productivity, cost containment, manufacturing flexibility and responsiveness, inventory management, environmental and safety performance, and market results. Pennsylvania plays host to the greatest number of winners, with both Harley-Davidson Motor Co. and Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control located in the Keystone State.
Click here to see IW’s write up on the H-D plant.