In 2000, Coach & Equipment moved into a new, company owned 85,000 square foot building designed specifically for the production of small and mid-sized buses. This relieved production bottlenecks
and more then doubled our capacity.
At the same time, we replaced or upgraded all machinery and equipment, designed new work stations and productions flows, and organized better material handling and housekeeping. We now
cut metal to tolerances of 0.002" on a laser cutter, bend the metal in a computer controlled press break, weld in close tolerance fixtures, and paint in down draft paint booths with baking
The quality and productivity improvements have been enormous. We are taking the next step by training all our employees in "lean manufacturing" techniques, in which the responsibility for
quality and productivity improvements are shared by the entire team. These efforts have been recognized by our customers in a doubling of orders in the past 48 months, some of them on RFP's
where quality, delivery, and service count as much in the evaluation as does price.