Waukesha, WI - December 27, 2010 - DUECO, Inc. the largest privately owned provider of Terex Utilities and Hi-Ranger bucket trucks, digger derricks, cranes, stringing and tension equipment and utility trailers in the country has appointed Michael Johnson as Materials Manager. He will have responsibility for the supply chain function including material procurement, the master schedule, capacity planning, production scheduling, material flow, inventory management,
shipping and receiving and finished unit delivery. Johnson has over 17 years of materials and operations experience for local manufacturers including Maysteel, Viasystems and Supersteel.
He has a Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan Tech University, a CPIM certification and extensive Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma training. He will report to Wayne Canfield, Vice President of Operations at DUECO.
"As a custom manufacturing operation, supply chain management and its related disciplines are critical to on time delivery of quality product to our customers," noted Wayne Canfield. "We are excited to have Michael Johnson on board to take our operations to the next level of efficiency. We have been focusing on Lean Manufacturing and his experience in that area will be a valuable asset at DUECO."
Johnson commented, "I look forward to meeting DUECO customers and hearing first hand of their concerns as well as their level of satisfaction with our products. This is a customer focused business and I look forward to further enhancing our customer's satisfaction with the quality and customization of our products for their needs."
About DUECO, Inc.Founded in 1955, DUECO, Inc. is the largest privately owned provider of Terex Utilities and Hi-Ranger bucket trucks, digger derricks, cranes, stringing and tension equipment and utility trailers in the country. Started by Pete Dalum, whose vision of producing quality well manufactured utility vehicles continues to define the company today. For more than 55 years, DUECO, Inc. has grown to serve a 15 state territory from the Midwest to the East coast. DUECO's mission is committed to customer satisfaction, and serves the electric utility, telecommunications, electrical contractor, electric cooperative, municipality and tree care markets. For more information regarding DUECO and its products visit: www.dueco.com and
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