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KI Canada Inc.
The KI Canada Inc. plant in Pembroke is continuing to set a standard of excellence within its parent company. For the fourth time in the last six years, the office furniture maker has been chosen as the plant of the year within the KI Corporation, which also operates several factories in the United States.
The plants are evaluated on quality, on time shipping, safety and financial health.
"Consistently winning this award is an attestation to the dedication and pride of our employees," said Dan Mellen, Pembroke's general manager. "Their commitment to teamwork and helping the company achieve its greater goal of delivering high-quality products to our customers, is the reason our plant has won this award again."
Many employees at KI Canada Inc. have been with the company for more than 20 years, ensuring the workforce at the plant is highly skilled and efficient. Mellen says the workers have been resilient and have been open to changing the way things are done, ensuring the plant stays ahead of its competition.
"Manufacturing is very competitive and it is important we always review and evaluate the way we operate our business, because it is paramount to our long-term success. I am confident we can remain a world-class producer of steel office filing and storage solutions, because of the commitment of our employees to stay on top," Mellen said.
KI Canada Inc. has now been operating for 24 years in Pembroke. It has continued to be a strong supporter of community initiatives and a major employer within the region's manufacturing sector.
Since 1941, KI has been positioned as the manufacturer who knows the furniture industry and is committed to providing customers with the right solutions. KI Pembroke is a standalone division of KI (Krueger International) of Green Bay, Wisconsin and is a world-class producer of steel filing and storage office furniture. The facility is located in Pembroke, Ontario with a 265, 000 sq. foot building which processes raw materials into finished product. KI products are used in a wide variety of commercial, contract, industrial and education environments around the world. Each product is tailored to suit the needs of each customer.