Grundfos Wins 2001 California Team Excellence Award
POWAY, Calif., Dec. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Grundfos Pumps Manufacturing Corporation, located in Fresno, swept the 2001 California Team Excellence Awards (CTEA) competition winning the top Gold-level winner with its "Reduce the Juice" team.
The annual competition, which is administered by the
non-profit California Council for Excellence (CCE), recognizes work teams for
their process improvement and innovation in the workplace.
The "Reduce the Juice" team was formed as a voluntary process improvement
team to examine ways to reduce energy consumption in the company. The goal of
the team was to reduce the energy consumption by 3.33 percent the first year.
The actual reduction in energy consumption was reduced by 28 percent the first
year! CCE's president Tom Hinton noted that "in light of California's energy
crisis this is a significant accomplishment and one that every manufacturer in
our state should take notice of."