"Employee of the Quarter"
Please join Duramatic Products in congratulating Ryan Kirby for being named the Employee of the Quarter for 2nd Quarter, FY 2021!
Ryan hails from Glenville, Georgia. He has been an employee of Duramatic for five years, and currently works in the Maintenance Department. Throughout his time here at Duramatic, Ryan has consistently improved his performance, becoming an integral part of the day-to-day operations of the plant through his wide knowledge base and excellent work ethic.
“From day one, Ryan has put maximum effort into learning all about our equipment and operations, so that he can be better able to maintain and repair it”, says Al Danner, the Plant Engineer. “Ryan has an easygoing, friendly manner which allows him to communicate effectively with Supervisors and Operators, to better understand problems and come up with solutions.” Ryan has recently taken on greater responsibilities within several different departments, becoming proficient in maintaining and repairing some of the newest, most advanced equipment being utilized.
Ryan is committed to the goals set forth by Duramatic Products- to deliver a quality product that enhances the customer experience. From everyone here at Duramatic, a hearty congratulations goes out to Ryan Kirby on a job well done!
Duramatic Products celebrates the 25th anniversary of ISO certification in 2019
In 1994, Duramatic became a forerunner in the outdoor power equipment industry by earning prestigious ISO 9002 certification for lawn mower and edger blade manufacturing, meeting exacting guidelines developed by the International Organization for Standardization.
“2019 marks the 25th anniversary of our initial certification audit,” commented Tim Cooper, General Manager at Duramatic. “Being a part of the continual ISO audit process establishes accountability which ensures a quality management system that consistently provides a high-quality product to our customers.”
Rotary reaches blade manufacturing milestone
June 30, 2020
Rotary Corporation has announced the production of its 250 millionth lawn mower blade at the company’s manufacturing division in Glennville, GA.
“If we could place all the blades that we have ever manufactured from end-to-end, they would circle the earth nearly three times,” commented Dennis Lamb, Rotary’s chief manufacturing officer. “That’s certainly a lot of mower blades and it’s a tribute to the hard work of our many dedicated employees over the years.”
General Manager Tim Cooper added, “Even with the latest automation and technology, people remain our biggest asset. Our team members take exceptional pride in meeting stringent quality guidelines in every phase of the manufacturing process. Their commitment has been the key to our continued growth and success.”
Rotary began manufacturing mower blades in 1967. The operation has evolved from a small production line into a state-of-the-art facility featuring robotics, a cutting-edge heat treatment process and a powder coat finishing system that was installed in 2017. The company produces one blade every four seconds and more than 12 million annually including Copperhead brand commercial mulching blades and a variety of flat, high and low-lift blades.
In 1994, the company became one of the first in the outdoor power equipment industry to become ISO certified for meeting high quality standards. Today, Rotary blades are sold in all 50 states and more than 75 countries around the globe.
“We are proud to manufacture world-class mower and edger blades right here in the USA with American steel,” commented Rotary CEO Ed Nelson. “We uphold the highest quality standards and we have continued to make upgrades and expansions throughout our manufacturing operation to meet demand and integrate today’s technology. Our goal remains the same - to build the world’s finest quality blades at competitive prices.”