The staff at Bent River Machine has been instrumental in the formation of NAMA (Northern Arizona Manufacturing Association).
The purpose of this organization is to to support and cultivate manufacturing in Northern Arizona, thereby improving the economy of the area. Manufacturing creates wealth. By definition, it creates value and brings dollars into an area.
By creating a manufacturing organization, we have partnered with the RevAZ and Yavapai College and brought many educational programs into the northern part of the state. We belong to different organizations that all benefit us with their education, presence with the government, “best practice” events, and general networking.
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Educate Our Youth
Bent River Machine also believes that businesses have a responsibility to help educate our youth. We have developed dual enrollment courses for high school and college students where they learn about manufacturing and actually create a product.
We support the ATMA and their Skills USA Robotics Competition.
All of us at Bent River are committed to life-long learning. We participate in seminars each year. Everyone in the company has had Lean training. Continuous Improvement and monthly Kaizens are part of our culture. We had a mezzanine inventory area that at one time had not been well-organized. Thanks to some inspired co-workers, we can now include our inventory area when we show off our facility to guests.
Bent River Machines Inventory Area
Bent River focuses on how we treat each other and our customers.
The Arbinger Institute, with their best selling books and seminars, invites us each to look closely at ourselves.
- Are you a person to me?
- Do your dreams, hopes and fears have the same weight as my own?
- Or are you my justification for not doing and being my very best?
We work at inviting ourselves and each other to be the very best we can be, while we build the very best automation for our customers.
To learn more, contact us or go to www.arbinger.com.