An example of a workpiece made by Mallory Industries. The company's niche is 2D and 3D cams.
Mallory Industries is committed to a culture that is rooted in lean manufacturing initiatives. Employees are constantly trained in setup reduction, mistake proofing, standardized work and root-cause analysis. Other lean concepts include 6S workplace organization, visual boards, kitting for all machining jobs, total preventive maintenance, and daily Gemba meetings and shopfloor walks
The apprenticeship program in place at Mallory Industries is beneficial in a number of ways. For example, apprentices produce while learning; there’s reduced turnover because apprentices know they have jobs with a future; it serves as a dependable source of trained workers; and it leads to improved labor relations because the program is a cooperative effort between employee
Mallory Industries has a range of machining
capabilities. Resources include 34 cam
milling machines, five turning centers, two six-axis turn-mills, seven three- and four-axis VMCs and one HMC as well as EDM, grinding and honing equipment. The shop also has two CMMs, a laser marking machine, a tool presetter and manual machines. Still, its focus on workforce development has also been a key to its success. This is exemplified by its winning the “Young Adult Employer Champions” award through its promotion of effective hiring techniques and access to onsite training and skills-development opportunities.
Mallory Industries is the 2016 Top Shops Honors Program winner in the survey’s human resources category. Noteworthy are the shop’s very low employee turnover rate and generous benefits package, including a matching 401k plan, bonus programs, employee stock ownership plan (employees own more than 30 percent of the company) and health insurance offering.
Led by Paul Murphy, president, Mallory Industries’ niche is manufacturing 2D and 3D cams, although it also produces various other complex machined components and assemblies. The shop was founded in 1956 and currently has 41 employees and a 22,000-square-foot facility. In 2015, Mallory Industries was recognized nationally as one of 11 “Young Adult Employer Champions.” This award honors employers who have made a lasting investment in young adult workers.