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Dresser Wayne Receives the Association for Manufacturing Excellence’s 2009 Southwestern Regional Excellence Award

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. - October 21, 2009 – The Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME) recently announced Dresser Wayne as the 2009 recipient of its Manufacturing Excellence Award for the Southwestern Region. The Austin, Texas-based company, an industry pioneer in the retail fueling industry, is one of eight to receive the award that signifies high levels of excellence have been achieved and sustained during the past year.

In today’s volatile economy, it is necessary for companies to stay competitive in the global marketplace, as well as maintain profitability and stable customers. All award recipients recognized by AME are not only surviving, but are thriving despite the current economic conditions.

“Dresser Wayne successfully applies Lean and Six Sigma tools to their production floors which improves overall productivity, reduces daily costs and maintains outstanding on-time deliveries for customers,” said Ralph Keller, AME president. “Since 2006, Dresser Wayne leaders have focused on improved efficiency and performance.”

Dresser Wayne’s Austin plant manufactures equipment for the energy industry, specializing in valves, actuators, meters, switches, regulators, piping products, natural gas-fueled engines, retail fuel dispensers and associated retail point-of-sale systems, and air and gas handling equipment. On the Lean journey since 2001, the company has been especially recognized for improved productivity, internal quality and supplier performance. Dresser Wayne provides its products in over 100 countries.

AME’s Manufacturing Excellence Awards honor companies that demonstrate significant progress in their journeys toward enterprise excellence through continuous improvement over a three-year period. Regional award recipients are selected from AME’s nine geographic regions in the United States and Canada; one regional recipient is also named the North American award recipient.

The following companies received AME’s 2009 Manufacturing Excellence Awards. Automation Engineering was honored with the overall North American Manufacturing Excellence Award.

  • Canadian Region: Cogent Power Inc.; Burlington, Ontario
  • Great Lakes Region: Daman ProductsCompany, Inc.; Mishawaka, Ind.
  • Mid-Atlantic Region:Currier Plastics Inc.; Auburn, N.Y.
  • North Central Region: Medtronic; Minneapolis
  • NortheasternRegion: HABCO; Glastonbury, Conn.
  • SoutheasternRegion: AutomationEngineering;Greenville,S.C.
  • Southwestern Region: Dresser Wayne; Austin, Texas
  • WesternRegion:DJO, LLC; Vista, Calif.

About Wayne Fueling Systems

Wayne Fueling Systems is one of the world’s largest suppliers of fuel dispensers, payment terminals, forecourt control devices, point-of-sale and other measurement and control solutions to the retail and commercial fueling industry. Wayne has been at the forefront of innovation since it was founded in 1891 and is responsible for many of the breakthrough technologies that have transformed fuel retailing. Through a global network of distributors and service partners, Wayne products are sold and supported in over 140 countries around the world. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Wayne also has major design and assembly operations in Sweden, Brazil and China. www.wayne.com

10/21/2009 8:00:00 AM