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Roll-Kraft Begins Lean Processes for Tube and Pipe and Roll Forming Tooling Production

MENTOR, OH - March, 2014

KHartman webRecently implemented methods initiated by Roll-Kraft’s Lean Manager, Kevin Hartman, have resulted in an immediate reduction of waste material in the tube and pipe and roll forming tooling production process by 43%.  This is the first of several improvements expected to be realized over the coming months, as various processes are reviewed and modifications identified.  

“We are taking significant measures in our industry to practice Lean,” said Roll-Kraft president Chuck Gehrisch. “These waste reduction improvements that Kevin and his team have achieved will directly benefit our customers by helping us improve our industry-leading 98% on-time delivery and 97% first-time performance rates.

“We look forward to further improvements in the near future and are committed to keeping our customers and the industry informed of our continued progress on these Lean initiatives.”

Roll-Kraft is consistent in its on-going search for ways to go beyond the expectancy of the customer.  This constant focus has made Roll-Kraft a leading provider of roll tooling to tube and pipe and roll form producers around the world, as companies identify Roll-Kraft as a single-source supplier, from initial roll tooling design, to training, to first-time performance when the tooling is installed on their mill.

Roll-Kraft has its headquarters in Mentor, Ohio, and maintains other facilities in Frankfort, Illinois (Roll-Kraft Northern), and Ontario, Canada (Roll-Kraft Ltd.).  Calls to the company‘s main line, (888) 953-9400 or (440) 205-3100, are greeted by a live operator who can assist callers in quickly reaching a technician, engineer, or sales staff, who can provide immediate assistance. The fax number is (440) 205-3110.  Please also visit the website at  For easy and immediate contact with Roll-Kraft that transcends time zones and working hours, the website features Dr. Resolve.  Simply complete and submit an on-line form and Roll-Kraft will respond.


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