Posts Tagged ‘Workmanship’
For a small manufacturing company of approximately 50 employees, Golden West Technology maintains an incredibly high level of accumulated service years… 870 years to be accurate. That’s roughly an average of 17 years per employee. Furthermore, about 70% of our employees have been with the company for over 10 years. We definitely see it as a company asset translating into a very high competence level and noticeable quality performance… something you the customer can tangibly benefit from with good quality products and strong, positive results.
With ROHS2 requirements kicking in for medical customers in Europe this year, Golden West Technology is responding with suitable programs to comply and excel in an ever demanding environment. GWT has one major medical customer already conducting a full product transition and we have the proper procedures and mechanisms in place to comply with a knowledgeable purchasing office, a reliable material certification collection system, and a strong team to address more demanding audit visits to come.
In 2014, Golden West Technology achieved another major milestone in company history by reaching 3 million units delivered to our customers. As a testament to how consistently busy we’ve been over many years and how increasingly busy GWT has become recently, it took only 8 years to reach the last million as compared to 18 years for the first million, and 13 years for the second million.
Golden West Technology opened for business back in 1974 serving just one customer in the beginning. Now 40 years later, we serve multiple industries like the medical, industrial and aerospace markets and well over 20 active customers. GWT has been very successful developing long-term relationships with our customers…22 with our largest industrial customer, almost 15 with our largest medical company, and 7 years with our largest aerospace customer.
Derek Bannon, who recently joined the Company as a Quality Manager, has completed the rigorous, 5 day training course with a local vendor… and is now fully qualified to administer internal workmanship training at GWT. GWT employees currently undergo an internal training program for IPC—610 revision E workmanship training.